Here’s a picture I took with the new camera. I was quite amazed that you need a really fast shutter speed to take a picture of a full moon at full zoom on my 55-200 lens. I think this was taken at 1/1600th and probably 4.5 f-stop. I originally was taking them at slow shutter speeds and all I was getting was a bright disc and you couldn’t see the features. I like this one a lot.

8 Comments on Moon Pic

  1. Daryl says:

    Not bad. How about some time-lapse star pictures? I don’t suppose you have an equatorial mount…?

  2. Heather says:

    This is a really great picture!

  3. Don says:

    Daryl: No equatorial mount. That would be cool though.

    Heather: Thanks!

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  5. Donna says:

    This one’s nice, i know what you mean about the bright disc that’s all i seem to get. I lke the different coloration you’ve caputred.

  6. Dale says:

    Cool! I think I can see the American flag from the Lunar Lander up in the right corner. How about a pic of one of those western sunsets? That’s what I miss.

  7. Don says:

    I thought that was the flag but my eyes aren’t quite as good as yours. 🙂

    I’ll see if I can get a good Pacific sunset or at least a San Fernando Valley one.

  8. Croft says:

    It looks like the camera nailed the exposure pretty good. The key to correct moon exposure can always be determined with the “Moony 11” rule.

    You shoot at the reciprocal of whatever ASA or film speed you choose with the lens set at f11. In other words if you shoot at ASA 1000, the correct setting is 1/1000 @ f11. The same exposure would also be 1/2000 @ f8, 1/4000 @ f5.6, etc. The focal length of the lens does not affect this calculation. It works every time because the amount of light hitting the moon is always the same.