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Old 09-05-2012, 10:03 AM   #579
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Originally Posted by jdgretz View Post
I took a look at the EXIF data for those shots and can tell you that he used 1/250 sec. exposure time with f6.3 (aprature priority) on a 200mm lens connected to a Canon 5D Mark II

The moon reflects a lot of light - longer exposures are not always better. That might be a good starting point for your experimentation. Also, any of the EOS series can do either an average light meter reading, or a spot meter reading (actually several more settings as well) which help the camera determine how much light is needed for a particular shot.

Good luck. Moon shots are beautiful but take a bit of work to finally find what works best for your camera (you'll notice I've not posted any )

Aiy, 5D mII, 200MM, that explains it, because I can not get much better than that with a 50d and a 100-400mm L series lens.

Here are some of my better moon pictures. All of the moon pics where taken with a 50D, 100-400L series lens.

I need to go back and play with this one in Aperture

And here is a bonus lighting shot:
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