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The Moon

By admphotography    
picture taken on the 8th April 2017

Tags: Sky Uk Moon Night Eclipse Space Astrophotography Planet Naure Leicester Wildlife and nature Solar system

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dudler Plus
16 1.1k 1600 England
9 Apr 2017 2:09PM

I'm amazed how much difference two days makes to the fullness of the moon.

I'll leave it to the Canon users to add advice on the best way to extract maximum quality: this certainly looks a little sharper, though the exposure data is mainly the same (as it should be - the moon remains grey rock in bright direct sunshine...)

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dark_lord Plus
16 2.5k 634 England
9 Apr 2017 9:48PM
Much better. Most likely the faster shutter speed has helped. It only takes a small amount of movement at high magnifications to take the edge off the image - not by much but enough to be noticed.
It looks like a higher level of sharpening has been applied than on manyimages and I suspect that's to try and make up for lens softness, which as Paul poited out on your last upload is something to be aware of at the long end of these zooms, so next time try shooting at a stop or so down from maximum aperture.
paulbroad 12 131 1288 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2017 7:22AM
The full moon is actually very bright and you should be able to get away with rather slower shutter speeds. I doesn't move far in 1/125 sec! A good solid tripod, timer or remote release to fire the shutter to prevent movement and f8 or 11. Stopping down a bit is important. Hardly a depth of field issue, but lens quality is an issue at maximum magnification with all the very long zooms - all of them.

dudler Plus
16 1.1k 1600 England
10 Apr 2017 10:30AM
Has anyone yet asked how you got hte image focussed? Successful AF lock-on? Critical live view manual focus? Or was there approximation involved?

A point that is often neglected is that AF lenses will generally focus past infinity, so twisting the ring all the way won't give infinity focus. (It's neglected by newcomers, because it never occurs to them; and by oldtimers like Willie, Paul and me, because on the manual focus lenses we've been using since the Sixties there is almsot always a physical stop at infinity).
paulbroad 12 131 1288 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2017 3:07PM
Good point, John. Should be on manual focus too.


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