Shooting the Moon -- again...

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Admiralla, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. Admiralla

    Admiralla Guest

    I was taking pics of the gorgeous (almost harvest) yellow moon tonight using
    my 2X lens and my 1:5 macro.

    I used F8 @ 1/125... is this right? Or is it not enough? Is it too much?

    I know I posted about this before, but I didn't know if the settings needed
    to change for the macro lens. I'm fairly new and still learning. I hope that
    the pics come out.

    Admiralla, Aug 11, 2003
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    Jan Philips Guest

    I think the rule of thumb for the moon is f/11 at the shutter speed
    corresponding to your ISO speed - if it is high in the sky. If it is
    low on the horizon then it is several stops dimmer.
    Jan Philips, Aug 11, 2003
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    Brian Guest

    Why take photo's and then ask if they will turn out?. Get them processed and
    see what they look like, that would be the sensible thing to do, wouldnt
    The macro lens makes no difference with a shot like that. I take it by a 2x
    lens you mean you added a 2x convertor, if so , then that could make a big
    difference, a 2x convertor usually means you have to work about 2 stops
    slower on shutter speed.

    Brian, Aug 11, 2003
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    David Guest

    unless the moon is booking across the sky (kidding), bracket like crazy. why
    use one combination?

    David, Aug 12, 2003
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    Joce Guest

    Joce, Aug 15, 2003
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    Jan Philips Guest

    Jan Philips, Aug 19, 2003
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