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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?

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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 ...
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    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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    Zuiko 70-300 F4.0-5.6
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