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    Full moon

    how am i to get clear shots of the moon tonite? or tomorrow night very time i try it comes out blurry

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    use spot metering of the moon..select a aperture of F5.6 @ 100ISO ..that should allow a 1/250-1/125 a sec shutter speed...snap away if you meter the black sky as well as the moon you'll end up with a molten white orb

    use the longest lens you have


    heres one I did earlier

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    I think Tommo has given you all the right tips, there is not much more to add. Go out. experiment and show us your results.
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    1/2 or 3/4 moon works better than a full moon as there are more shadows on the moon surface, thus the detail shows better as Thommo has shown.

    IF you use a tripod, turn of shake reduction (SR, OS, VR, IS), and use a 2 second mirror up delay for best results

    BTW: This is one of mine http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...l=1#post765605
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    If you are using a telephoto lens and hand holding it, then you increase the chances of camera shake which will contribute to a soft image.

    Mount your camera/lens on a sturdy tripod, use mirror lock up (if your camera has it) and use a remote shutter release so you don’t touch the camera.

    The full Moon can be a bit bland, it’s like taking a portrait of someone with full frontal illumination; features are flat with no depth. If you wait until a half Moon, the sunlight is coming from the side and the terminator (line between illuminated/non-illuminated disc) should show a lot of detail as the craters and mountain ranges will have depth due to the sideways illumination.

    However, still go out and try the full Moon – it’s always good fun and a great learning opportunity!

    Good luck!

    Cheers

    Dennis

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    All true! All true! But what were you doing, Richard.
    When you have a problem, try to describe it. That helps in solving it.
    Anyway, good luck with the advice given.
    I (at least) will expect some interesting shots soon.
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