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  1. 8ball

    8ball TPF Noob!

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    I shot this tonight iso 100 shutter 15 f stop.5.6
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Try a shutter speed more around 1/125 and mount the camera on a tripod or other stable surface. The moon is actually quite bright.
     
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    8ball TPF Noob!

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    thanks! i had it on a tripod
     
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    o hey tyler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    You can only expose the moon for 8 seconds at a time. If you expose for more than 8 seconds you will start to notice movement. I suggest a slightly smaller aperture also to cut back on the harshness of light. Try f/8 and work from there.
     
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    .... and it's fast too. Much below 1/125s motion blur starts to creep in because of the moons' speed of travel.

    THIS ONE was shot at 1/125s, f/8, ISO200

    Is f/5.6 your sharpest aperture?
     
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    Umm, according to the exif data, you actually shot that at ISO 100, F16 and 20sec exposure. Way too long. You actually need a very short exposure time for the moon.

    Here's a short blogpost about shooting the moon: The Moon
     
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    :popcorn:
     
  8. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Where are you getting that? My EXIF viewer's showing me 1/3"...
     
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    Yeah, was talking about op.
     
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    thanks everyone!


    Kundalini 5.6 was lowest i could get it down to i dont know why it wouldnt let me go lower
     
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    You're backwards.... Lower is f/8 or f/16. You can't go *higher* than f/5.6 because you are zoomed all the way in. But that's ok, because you want to go lower.
     
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    275 mm
    f/7.1
    1/50 s
    iso 100

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