full moon shot!

Discussion in 'Nature' started by bumsklumpen, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. bumsklumpen

    bumsklumpen Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 18, 2013
    here's my first try at shooting the moon, taken with a Tokina 300mm 5.6.

    what do you think?

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/100578592@N02/9563508224/" title="Moon! de julienbieber.photography, sur Flickr"> 9563508224_97aab9f8f3_b. "1024" height="576" alt="Moon!"></a>
     
  2. mpg01

    mpg01 Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 21, 2012
    Nice. I never get tired of pointing my lens at the moon. It's got to be the single most photographed object.
     
  3. bumsklumpen

    bumsklumpen Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 18, 2013
    thank you! i agree, i'm such a space lover myself so i think i won't get tired at shooting the sky too..
     
  4. Chris5107

    Chris5107 Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jan 28, 2011
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    Chris
    Very nice. The moon is not as easy to photograph as it looks. It takes some patience and attention to detail. You have a great shot there.
     
  5. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    For a first time attempt - great! :smile:
     
  6. MillerJames84

    MillerJames84 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Aug 20, 2013
    Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous
     
  7. bumsklumpen

    bumsklumpen Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 18, 2013
    thanks a lot guys, a friend gave me a 500mm lens i also want to try but i need a new adapter. i can't wait to see what it looks like!
     
  8. eljay

    eljay Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 8, 2013
    Beautiful picture!
    Could you please share your setup and settings?
    I'd like to try shooting moon, but I don't know where to start. I currently have a GX1, but my lenses are not suitable. But I have a 75-300mm tele on my DSLR, so before I sell it, I'd like to try a couple of moon shots.

    Thanks!
     
  9. bumsklumpen

    bumsklumpen Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 18, 2013
    thanks!
    sure, i put the camera on a cheap tripod very low to keep the setup steady as the lens is quite heavy. i had to make the framing and focus very quickly because i found out the moon actually moves pretty fast! settings were f11 on the lens, iso160, shutter speed 1/100. i guess best is not touching the setup for the shot, i would use an external remote or in-camera timer. i've set the exposure only on subject, didn't care about the sky!
     
  10. bumsklumpen

    bumsklumpen Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 18, 2013
    here is another one with the same lens but attached to a teleconverter, i forgot i had one! i wish i was vegeta so i could fly around the moon :118:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/100578592@N02/9564513891/" title="Moon! de julienbieber.photography, sur Flickr"> 9564513891_1207f95eed_b. "1024" height="576" alt="Moon!"></a>