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By ian_w
Testing my new lens to see how it fares up with a picture of the moon.

Hope you like, let me know what you think!

Tags: Moon Close-up and macro Landscape and travel

Voters: Shroomer, jamescoates, bmh1 and 4 more

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MarkBowker 13 69 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 11:59AM
a little camera shake maybe. not as easy a shot as it looks with such a long lens. did you use a tripod?
2 Jun 2007 12:05PM
Great stuff for astronomical work, perhaps a bit more contrast and sharpness
ian_w 16 22 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 12:05PM
This was on the tripod when I took it, unfortunately, I'd not worked out how to use the timer yet since the camera is new to me Sad so I'd manually pressed the button.

Either that or my unsharp mask and levels adjustment have made it look a little worse.
Shroomer 14 14 167 England
2 Jun 2007 12:30PM
Love to know some more details Ian, I usually take at ISO 100 f8 at about 1/200th on a bright full moon, but use a cable release.
Great shot though of a tricky subject
jamescoates 14 44 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 1:54PM
Good shot, agree with above comments but no problem with having another go!
ian_w 16 22 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2007 7:00PM
I took this one using shutter priority at 1/640th. I checked the image, but it didn't give me the f number, so unsure of what it auto-detected at.

I've no idea what speed/setting I should take it on, but hopefully I'll get it right sometime. Any comments/ideas welcome.
A Booth 18 11 4 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2007 11:59AM
a solid attempt at a very difficult subject.
tom67 13 1 England
21 Aug 2007 2:01PM
will agree on above, difficult to capture but really good attempt, best of luck next time :O)
CraigT 14 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2007 10:21PM
A great shot and a strong hint of what this lens can do (I _really_ want one for my Pentax K10D but they're totally unavailable at the moment). Can I suggest that next time, you use the tripod and the self timer and, if it's available on the D40, use mirror lock up as well? Together they should eliminate the camera shake... Better luck next time Wink

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