Moon shots

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Here's a first try with hi-res mode on the OM-D EM1.2 with the Oly 50-140mm + TC 1.4x.
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Moon over Cheshire.
 

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I recently bought the FZ82 to improve my moon shots by getting a bigger image in the viewfinder. I finally got a chance to give it a try yesterday. I shot several pictures at its 9MP setting with iZOOM on. I then used an image stack to remove the noise, instead of using the noise filtering from DxO or Affinity. That allowed me to extract far more detail than I have ever managed before with any of my other camera/lens combination.

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Moonset with EPM2 + Samyang 85mm f/1.8.

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RX10 IV. Daytime , handheld, romanced with Picasa.

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Moonshine.
E-PM2 + Panasonic 20mm f/1.7

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I was trying to take a few shots of the moon last night, but when I set the camera up in manual with 1/250, f6.4 and ISO 100 all I get is a black screen that I can't see anything in. When I set these settings up in my old E-M5 II and my wife's E-M10 II all work fine.

Anyone have any ideas?

TY
 

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Which camera were you using? Put the camera back in that setting and check the value of the exposure compensation. On the Panasonic G80 and FZ1000 I noticed that the exposure compensation can change to a negative value in manual mode, but return to zero in any other mode. It caught me out a few times when taking pics of the moon. I don't know if it is because in manual mode the exposure compensation that was last used is somehow memorized.
 

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I was using my Fujifilm X-T30. Exposure comp. shows -5 when in manual.
So it does the same thing as the Panasonic. Adjust it back to 0 and give that a try to see if you now get a decent or overexposed image. If it is overexposed you can then turn it down again in say -1 steps and -1/3 steps to get rid of the overexposed parts of the moon. But also check that you are using either spot or center weighted metering. Otherwise the dark sky around the moon is going to cause your exposure value grieve.
On a side note I would try a faster shutter speed than 1/250. From pixel peeping I found that on my Panasonic G80 and FZ1000 a value of 1/1000 is the way to go if the moon is high up in the sky, whilst 1/1600 or faster works best for when the moon is lower. I don't know for sure why that is, but is suspect that it is the shimmering in the atmosphere, which is fast enough to cause a blur in the captured image at lower shutter speeds.
 
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I took a string of pictures earlier of the partial eclipse. Still going through them. But I am happy about the end result considering I am lucky enough to have been able to see most of the eclipse from my back garden.
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These are some pictures I took yesterday night of the partial lunar eclipse as seen from the Netherlands.

At the start, the moon was nice and red:
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P1030662 by Frank Mulder, on Flickr

Here is a wider shot, 15 minutes later:
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P1030710 by Frank Mulder, on Flickr

This is at the peak stage of the eclipse, showing the part that is in shadow:
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P1030847 by Frank Mulder, on Flickr

And this shows the highlights better:
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P1030946 by Frank Mulder, on Flickr
 

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Yesterday's eclipse... And my first attempt at astro. 40-150R @150, iso 200, f/8, 1/200th handheld. Wish I had a longer lens.
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