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Old 10-15-2016, 09:59 PM   #1
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Bright full moon out tonight, so I thought I would give it a shot. Thought it turned out OK considering my (lack of) skill level. Anyone have tips or tricks to getting a great shot? May try again tomorrow night.

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Old 10-16-2016, 09:30 AM   #2
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Nice. The moon is a lot of fun to photograph. Good job!
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:33 AM   #3
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Much better then mine....
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Old 10-16-2016, 10:30 AM   #4
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Cool pic

What settings did u use?
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Old 10-16-2016, 11:23 AM   #5
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Thanks guys. Using a Canon 70-200 1.4L USM with 1.4x extender, tripod & remote.

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F11
Shutter 1/125

Manual focus was difficult. Maybe my eyes aren't as good as I thought they were
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Old 10-16-2016, 11:40 AM   #6
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If you have live view, use it to focus. On many cameras, you can zoom the display 5x and 10x giving you more to work with for focusing.

While the full moon is fun to photograph, a not-so-full moon often makes for a better image. When it isn't full, there are more shadows on the moon with the more indirect, less flat, light. It creates a bit more texture on the surface.
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Old 10-16-2016, 01:09 PM   #7
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Thanks guys. Using a Canon 70-200 1.4L USM with 1.4x extender, tripod & remote.



ISO 100

F11

Shutter 1/125



Manual focus was difficult. Maybe my eyes aren't as good as I thought they were


70-200 1.4?

I didn't even know they made such a thing.

I don't even wanna know what that costs.


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Old 10-16-2016, 02:15 PM   #8
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Typo sorry F4L
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Old 11-14-2016, 08:56 PM   #9
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Super moon pic
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Old 11-14-2016, 09:04 PM   #10
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Looked a little better on the PC before upload.
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Old 11-14-2016, 09:56 PM   #11
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I wanted to do something different with the Super Moon. Casey and I talked about it yesterday and looked at various locations around town to try to come up with something. I originally wanted to do the Hallettsville Courthouse, which is also lit up with Christmas lights, but when I went to town at lunch I didn't think it would work.

At the last minute, I decided to drive 35 miles to a rig location in hopes of getting a good shot. I'm pleased with the way this turned out, for the most part.

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Sony A7s II
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II (w/Metabones Adapter)
Shot in APS-C mode for additional crop


On Casey's suggestion, I shot around f/16 to "star" the rig lights, so I had to bump the ISO to 12,500 and tried to stay around 1/100th second.


As the moon got higher, it also got brighter, which made it hard to get proper exposure on the rig and the moon. I'm not great with editing, but I made a few adjustments in LR until it looked decent on my monitor.
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Old 11-14-2016, 10:08 PM   #12
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Old 11-15-2016, 02:19 PM   #13
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Cool!
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Old 11-22-2016, 08:47 AM   #14
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cool picture
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:22 PM   #15
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Was hoping to get some supermoon pics tonight, but it's too cloudy as of now. Anyone else have a good view tonight?
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It’s been raining all afternoon. Was hoping to see it also.
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Old 12-03-2017, 09:59 PM   #17
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Looks good to me man nice shot!
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:18 PM   #18
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Looks good to me man nice shot!
Old thread - those were last year. lol
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