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phecksel
09-09-2006, 11:40 PM
Ok, this is white balance gone wrong, but what a kewl picture
http://www.hecksel.com/images/nikon%20cafe/DSC_4328.jpg

Leroy
09-09-2006, 11:43 PM
Very nice, how much zoom? I was trying the other night, but with 300 wasn't enought to get a shot like this.

bigmac
09-10-2006, 01:38 AM
That is nice. What lens?

300mm should be plenty - this shot was done with Nikon's 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6D ED. It's not quite as sharp as phecksel's. That lens was competent, but not really a stellar performer at full zoom...

http://i.pbase.com/u32/hmac/upload/21160058.Moon00.jpg

phecksel
09-10-2006, 11:42 AM
Very nice, how much zoom? I was trying the other night, but with 300 wasn't enought to get a shot like this.
300mm from 70-300 zoom lens
tripod
delay shutter
200% crop

Moon is best shot in manual mode starting with sunny 16 rule. aperature = f16, shutter speed = iso. Focus on moon, but my D50 wouldn't take the shot, had to put the lens in manual mode after it auto focused. Tripod shouldn't be required, but since I was fooling around with WB and not sure how it was going to affect shutter speed, decided to drag out the tripod.

Leroy
09-10-2006, 01:24 PM
I think I overexposed, used auto.

Will try again with your settings!

bigmac
09-10-2006, 02:24 PM
My shot was done with a Fuji S2Pro. I zoomed in fully and spot metered, shooting manually 1/60 at f/13. It was shot as a JPEG, not RAW.

EXIF data available here (http://www.pbase.com/hmac/image/21160058)