reply to post by Uncinus
If like you said, exposure 1/60 and boost your iso to 800 with smallest f-number( i think you mean biggest aperture, wide open?)then take a shot of
the moon with those settings, you will definitely get an overexposed shot.
At night the moon is bright enough to take shots at 1/500 to 1/1000 depending on your aperture.
Leave your iso at 100-200(reduces noise) set the aperture at around f/4-f/8 and your shutterspeed 1/500.
You will get more detail using these setting.
Also a tripod isn't necessary cause you use a fast shutter(but if you just had five cups of coffee you may need one
You don;t need a dslr to take a descent moonshot.
These days many compact cams have manual settings.
I don't know how it will look if you use a full auto cam or settings, i always use manual settings.
What was it that you wanted to prove me wrong? Sorry for asking.
If you say that the moon has rotated, we will have the proof in a couple of days, full moon, no?
Yesterday i went out and the moon looked the same as those shots i took earlier.
Only it was 30min-1h later. What is normal.
Of course if you want to take a shot like Nekbet posted you will need more exposure time to reveal the shadow on the moon. But that's only with a
waxing or waning crescent moon, the first days,otherwise you get an overexposed moon.
This is one i took in January 2009 at 50 degrees North.
You can't see much detail, but it's also 'boat shaped', no?
edit on 6-11-2011 by intergalactic fire because: (no reason given)