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Old 09-05-2012, 08:43 AM   #571
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Sorry for the noob question but how do you get a moon pic this clear?

I tried last full moon but all I got was a light spot...

I know my compact camera is old and rather limited (canon powershot a720is) but it can take a clear night pic.

I tried the max exposure time of 15 seconds and experimented with several f values but none was good... I used a tripod, of course...

I am still in the very early stages of understanding the photography so any help is much appreciated.

Thanks.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:04 AM   #572
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Sorry for the noob question but how do you get a moon pic this clear?

I tried last full moon but all I got was a light spot...

I know my compact camera is old and rather limited (canon powershot a720is) but it can take a clear night pic.

I tried the max exposure time of 15 seconds and experimented with several f values but none was good... I used a tripod, of course...

I am still in the very early stages of understanding the photography so any help is much appreciated.

Thanks.
Please pardon but I copied your very nice image of the moon and "doctored" it just a bit. All I did was darken the sky and lighten/sharpen the moon. Here are the results:


I find that digital shoots a little "flat." In full daylight, I tend to shoot from f.03 to f.07 underder exposed to help with contrast. My suggestion would be find a photo program you like and start playing with your images. You may want to copy the photos you'll alter to a seperate folder so, if you mess something up, you'll have the original in another location.

I deleted your photo from my pictures. I hope I didn't offend.

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Old 09-05-2012, 10:10 AM   #573
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Sorry for the noob question but how do you get a moon pic this clear?

I tried last full moon but all I got was a light spot...

I know my compact camera is old and rather limited (canon powershot a720is) but it can take a clear night pic.

I tried the max exposure time of 15 seconds and experimented with several f values but none was good... I used a tripod, of course...

I am still in the very early stages of understanding the photography so any help is much appreciated.

Thanks.
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 )

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Old 09-05-2012, 10:10 AM   #574
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Please pardon but I copied your very nice image of the moon and "doctored" it just a bit. All I did was darken the sky and lighten/sharpen the moon. Here are the results:


I find that digital shoots a little "flat." In full daylight, I tend to shoot from f.03 to f.07 underder exposed to help with contrast. My suggestion would be find a photo program you like and start playing with your images. You may want to copy the photos you'll alter to a seperate folder so, if you mess something up, you'll have the original in another location.

I deleted your photo from my pictures. I hope I didn't offend.

Mike
??? I didn´'t take that photo, I just quoted it when I asked for help... surely you must be confused...
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:17 AM   #575
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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 )

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one quarter of a second... no wonder mine were all over-exposed... I guess it'll be a loooooooong time before I even dare thinking about posting a moon picture here...

Thank for your kind help

Now, if I could only understand where you were able to find the Exif data... I can't see it under properties, not even after downloading the pic to my computer... another noob question, I know but if you don't ask...

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Old 09-05-2012, 10:23 AM   #576
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one quarter of a second... no wonder mine were all over-exposed... I guess it'll be a loooooooong time before I even dare thinking about posting a moon picture here...

Thank for your kind help

Now, if I could only understand where you were able to find the Exif data... I can't see it under properties, not even after downloading the pic to my computer... another noob question, I know but if you don't ask...

Cheers
You need a program that will read EXIF data. Assuming you're on Windows Irfanview will as long as you also download and install the Plug Ins.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:26 AM   #577
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one quarter of a second... no wonder mine were all over-exposed... I guess it'll be a loooooooong time before I even dare thinking about posting a moon picture here...

Thank for your kind help

Now, if I could only understand where you were able to find the Exif data... I can't see it under properties, not even after downloading the pic to my computer... another noob question, I know but if you don't ask...

Cheers
I'm using FireFox for my primary browser and there is a Plug-in for it (EXIF Viewer). Once installed, right click and if the EXIF data was saved when the photo was saved to the storage site, you'll see it.

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Old 09-05-2012, 10:29 AM   #578
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I googled for it and found it

Thanks gents for you kind help
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:03 AM   #579
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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 )

jdg
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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Old 09-05-2012, 11:22 AM   #580
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Nocturnal? Let's see your night photos!

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??? I didn´'t take that photo, I just quoted it when I asked for help... surely you must be confused...
Sorry, should have read the post better. No offense intended.

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Old 09-05-2012, 12:46 PM   #581
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And here is a bonus lighting shot:
I'd like to play with lightning, unfortunately we almost never get it in Los Angeles and it hasn't been corporative when I've travelled. I think the last good lightning storm I was in was in 2003.

As for the moon at night..


Edit - Wow Facebook scaling killed that image. I'll try to get a better cut when I get home.

Although it's a whole lot easier to catch in the day!
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