a reply to: UKWO1Phot
Not bad for a phone camera, I guess, and while it's not perfect, when taken into Photoshop it will be a lot better. (I didn't try that, I was too
Take the same shot using the exact settings but this time, don't use the DIGITAL zoom
, you will then see what your cell phone camera really can
do, it should be MUCH sharper.
You mention it being better if you had propped it against something, while that is a really good idea in almost every case, especially with a regular
camera, here, you have it at 1/2000 of a second, that should be enough to make it steady enough to get what you need.
When taking a video, that is one of my biggest pet peeves, that people don't brace themselves, and, that they don't use the cell phone
People that take videos or pictures with their cell phones need to remember that IF you are going to show it on a computer monitor, it needs to be
horizontal because the majority of people might be watching on a horizontal monitor.
(Cell phones are a different matter, since they can be turned)
If a person shoots a video in the vertical position, and someone watches that video on a computer monitor in the horizontal position, it crops it down
and we see only a small portion of the video, which ruins it nearly every time.
In the UFO community that is the worst thing that one can do is to use it vertically. (Really, anything that would benefit from seeing a video better
The rest of your settings are fine really. Depth-of-Field really doesn't have a lot of bearing on the moon, it's kind of considered a flat entity, so
it does little good.
Your ISO was good.
You would have been better off had you not used 'digital zoom', that is the devil!
Digital zoom is a thing that the companies that make lenses and
cameras make you think it'll help, it doesn't, not at all.
What I will say is, not many people know to brace themselves when taking a picture that might need it, so that right there is a really good thing.
I take pictures of the moon with either a 400mm lens (on a digital camera) or the same lens with a 1.4 extender, or a lens that is 600mm's. I say that
because with a longer lens it needs to be a lot steadier, so the shutter-speed needs to be higher. On a phone though, it doesn't need to be as high
using a wider angle lens.
I took your image and opened it up in a quickie program I use for fast stuff, (FastStone) and played with it some, it looked a lot better, but the
details are not there, but more contrast did help.
The poster above you has a lot more detail but his is blown out in the whites, and I pretty much believe that there is no information in the whites
left to save. His picture looked REALLY good in the details though.
(Since he didn't provide any EXIF we don't know how or what he took the picture)
Just in case that makes sense or helps some, I'm not being jerky.
edit on 27-2-2021 by recrisp because: (no reason given)