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08-26-2007, 06:03 PM
I am trying to take pictures of the moon. I have a nikon d40 and a 70-300mm zoom on it, when I focus on the moon I see all the ridges and detail, but when I take the picture it is just a white circle. How do I get it to show the ridges and detail I see through the viewfinder? Any help would me much appreciated!
What settings are you shooting on? The moon being washed out like that is the result of over exposure so either close down your aperture (bigger f number) or speed up your shutter speed.
08-26-2007, 06:13 PM
The "best" (if you want to call it that) was taken with:
exp: 1.5 sec.
focal length: 250mm
Exposure bias: 0/6 EV (no idea what this is)
Try lowering your aperture to F/8 and a shutter speed in the area of 1/250sec. Change the shutter speed until your happy with the end result.
08-26-2007, 06:40 PM
I changed my aperature to f/30 and my shutter speed to 1/30 and it turned out okay...
i answered you in the other thread. try and keep your questions to one thread otherwise it gets confusing.
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