The Moon!

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    Okay, so I took a Pic of a tree and a Pic of a bird and a Pic of some water. While I was standing there, looking up into the night sky, contemplating my victories, it came to me.... The Moon! I have to photograph the moon!

    I get a sense that this will be more challenging. I have the Canon M50 and I have the Vivitar ef adapter and I have the Canon ef 75-300mm. Can I get a decent photo with this set up?

    I also get a sense that auto isn't going to be enough and it's time for me to learn how to use some of the more complex capabilities of my camera. I would be grateful for any tips you would be willing to share.

    Thank you!


     
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    I have that exact lens and i can get some great shots of the moon. You will have to use Manual mode. The settings i use are this: Set the camera to manual mode then set your shutterspeed to 1/250 of a second, then set the F-stop to F11, set the ISO to 100 and the white balance to White florescent. The setting may vary slightly depending on things but this is a great starting point.
     
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    Also another thing is it's almost always necessary to use a tripod with a 10 second timer to reduce camera shake. Or if you have a remote shutter trigger that is a better option.


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    Shoot when the moon is the highest in the sky it will be for the night. Then you'll be shooting through the least amount of atmosphere and reduce turbulence as much as possible.
     
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    Yes i should of mentioned that, great point.
     
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    That is a spectacular moon photo!

    Thank you for the tips! Hopefully I'll get a chance to try it this weekend.
     
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    Nice moon.......
     
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    Another good time is after a rain storm has cleared the dust out of the air
     
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    No problem happy to help anytime.
     
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    Thanks.
    Ok i will have to try that. Thanks.
     
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    That makes sense! Great tip!
     
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    Remember: The camera is a box. ONLY a box!
    The glass is the powerhouse and the shutter, diaphragm and a good remote is key.

    read up on moon shots and how to set them up. remember also that anything over 15+ seconds leads to blur because of the movement of the moon in relation tot he earth unless you have a tracker.
     
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