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Updated from EM1.1 to EM1.2 and suddenly I have hard time getting sharp moon shots. Tried last night and all are a little soft or out of focus. Olymp. 40-150 pro and 1.4TC. ISO200, 1/6s handheld, 210mm, f14. Tried many different setting (from f4.0 to 14 and 1/6s to 1/800s). Manual focus.
 

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Updated from EM1.1 to EM1.2 and suddenly I have hard time getting sharp moon shots. Tried last night and all are a little soft or out of focus. Olymp. 40-150 pro and 1.4TC. ISO200, 1/6s handheld, 210mm, f14. Tried many different setting (from f4.0 to 14 and 1/6s to 1/800s). Manual focus.
Could it be that you need to do a Micro-focus adjustment on the new EM1.2?
 

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Updated from EM1.1 to EM1.2 and suddenly I have hard time getting sharp moon shots. Tried last night and all are a little soft or out of focus. Olymp. 40-150 pro and 1.4TC. ISO200, 1/6s handheld, 210mm, f14. Tried many different setting (from f4.0 to 14 and 1/6s to 1/800s). Manual focus.
Why you shoot at 1/6s f/14? That's totally outside ideal parameters for your combo even with IBIS.
At f/14 it's blurred by diffraction and at 1/6s you want from the camera perfect 6.5+EV IBIS.
Something like f/5.6 1/200s or f/8 1/100s would be much better (exact numbers depends on on the phase of the Moon, how high it's in the Sky, how clear is the atmosphere and if one shoots RAW or not).
Also one cannot easily compare images from one night to another one as atmospheric turbulences are blurring images every night differently.
 

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Why you shoot at 1/6s f/14? That's totally outside ideal parameters for your combo even with IBIS.
At f/14 it's blurred by diffraction and at 1/6s you want from the camera perfect 6.5+EV IBIS.
Something like f/5.6 1/200s or f/8 1/100s would be much better (exact numbers depends on on the phase of the Moon, how high it's in the Sky, how clear is the atmosphere and if one shoots RAW or not).
Also one cannot easily compare images from one night to another one as atmospheric turbulences are blurring images every night differently.
I know. Like I said, I tried everything from f4.0 to 14 and from 1/800s to 1/6. About 100 photos.
I usually take them at ISO 200-800, 1/200, f7 but every combination was less than ok. This was the best of them.
 

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I know. Like I said, I tried everything from f4.0 to 14 and from 1/800s to 1/6. About 100 photos.
I usually take them at ISO 200-800, 1/200, f7 but every combination was less than ok. This was the best of them.
Then it's probably atmosphere. If magnified image of the Moon is visibly undulating then conditions are not good and images will be blurred. It also depends how high is the Moon in the sky. Moon low above horizon will be always much more affected than high in the sky.
I don't think that AF adjustments affects manual focus.
 

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I've looked up how high was the Moon in you position and time and it was barely above horizon.
I can say with high confidence that blurring is entirely caused by the atmosphere. There is even chromatic aberration caused when light goes through lots of atmosphere (that means lower object is -> more chromatic aberrations) visible in your image in the lower part (visible as red edge).
 

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I've looked up how high was the Moon in you position and time and it was barely above horizon.
I can say with high confidence that blurring is entirely caused by the atmosphere. There is even chromatic aberration caused when light goes through lots of atmosphere (that means lower object is -> more chromatic aberrations) visible in your image in the lower part (visible as red edge).
Thanks. I will try again when it’s better conditions.
 

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At last, a moon, cloudy, but at least it was there tonight.
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Moon over Cheshire. Arty or just a bad eye?
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I hope your vision is somewhat clearer than that photo Mike - but I do like the pic.
And only an 8 month wait!
I've been waiting exactly 2 years this week for an audiology appointment.
What?
 

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A few hours later. On a tripod. FZ82.
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Moon over a cold Cheshire.
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Took this last night from my bedroom window.
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Moon, Mars and some clouds.
(E-M10II + Samyang 85mm f/1.8)

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A silver Moon over a very cold Cheshire.
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