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  1. #1
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    Help with moon shot

    I am trying to take some shots of the moon with my new lens. And I do not think I am getting the detail I should. Any pointers would be helpful
    Steady shot= off
    The lens is a tamron 18-250 Di II
    Camera= a300
    Focal length= 250
    ISo= 100
    Exposure 1/250
    Aperture f/9
    Metering= spot


    Thanks in advance

  2. #2
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    Settings and exposure look fine. I hate to break it to you, but with that lens, that's as good as it gets.

    Some unsharp mask would help a bit, but don't overdo it.

    You might also want to try 200mm, it might be a tad sharper.
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  3. #3
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    try shooting it a little darker and bring it back up in post..
    are you shooting in raw?

  4. #4
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    try a stop slower, (1/125s), and put it on a tripod. ryan is right though, at 250mm that lens is pretty crumby for fine detail.
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    even though you don't see stuff in the air doesnt mean its not there...clouds..smog moisture..thermals...they all distort space images

  6. #6
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    Considering it is 398,058 km away...

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    Question What's in your way ?

    I know what you mean about things always seeming to get in the way of your shot!

    With me, it's usually some darn kid ... and his pet monkey ...

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    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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  8. #8
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    Thats why i mount my lens on a rifle

  9. #9
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    Help with moon shot...

    CALL A PLUMBER!!!!!

  10. #10
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    Use a tripod
    Use a remote control (or at least a self-timer on the shutter)
    Mirror lockup would be good as well (I'm not sure the A300 has that)
    Shoot in RAW
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