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By craignjulie  
My first attempt at the moon. I know its kind of soft, but any pointers would be great.

Tripod: Yes
Lens: 70-300mm F/4-5.6 G
Focal Length: 300mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Spot
1/60 sec - F/5.6
Sensitivity: ISO 200

Tags: General Moon Lunar Close-up and macro Landscape and travel

Voters: caotiquemind, paulxpaul, bmh1

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paulxpaul 14 40 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2007 9:06AM
Have you tried a faster shutter speed,and did you use a remote cord.Paul
bmh1 15 572 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2007 5:34PM
Not bad for 1st attempt, there's a bit of a halo around the moon but that could be due to moisture in the air (or dirt on the lens, or maybe a cheap UV filter).

I'd suggest using a lower ISO (less noise) and a smaller aperture (should help with the sharpness), eg. ISO 100, f/8, 1/15 sec ,or ISO 100, f/11, 1/8 sec, you can go up to about 1/2 sec for exposure time before the moon will motion blur. If you have mirror lock up that will help reduce the effect of any vibrations.


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