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edG
01-25-2010, 07:58 PM
Was out walking the dog, glanced up at the moon and wondered how my 70-300 would do.

Mad Aussie
01-25-2010, 08:26 PM
Was out walking the dog, glanced up at the moon and wondered how my 70-300 would do.
Very well is the answer ;)

Bambi
01-25-2010, 09:47 PM
nice one!!!

AntZ
01-25-2010, 11:08 PM
Looks very nice. Handheld?

edG
01-25-2010, 11:15 PM
Yes, it was handheld, 1/2500 at f5.6 using this lens:

Fortytwo
01-26-2010, 03:03 AM
Nice shot! Shooting the moon handheld can be tricky, but this one is really good. :)

Mad Aussie
01-26-2010, 03:29 AM
1/2500th or 1/250? Must have been an awfully bright moon for 1/2500th.

edG
01-26-2010, 05:32 AM
MA - incredibly bright here is screen shot of the data from the raw file from the Nikon View NX software. Forty Two - it took me about 10 or 12 tries to get this.

Fortytwo
01-26-2010, 06:35 AM
Although I must admit I don't see any noise at all, I must ask: why did you use ISO3200? The moon is usually bright enough to be shot at ISO100 and then you'll get a shuttertime in the range of 1/125, which means you probably could have gotten away with shooting handheld at ISO 400. Which should be cleaner then ISO3200. But I'm really impressed by the quality of the shot. If you hadn't told me it was shot at that ISO setting, I'd never have guessed....

Iguanasan
01-26-2010, 09:58 AM
Nice capture. That is the one thing I'm jealous about with respect to the Nikon line. With my Rebel XSi I see noise at ISO 400. :(

Marko
01-26-2010, 10:09 AM
Nice catch....!

kat
01-26-2010, 10:30 AM
Yup..nice catch! Darn moon never works for me!

Mad Aussie
01-26-2010, 03:17 PM
Although I must admit I don't see any noise at all, I must ask: why did you use ISO3200? The moon is usually bright enough to be shot at ISO100 and then you'll get a shuttertime in the range of 1/125, which means you probably could have gotten away with shooting handheld at ISO 400. Which should be cleaner then ISO3200. But I'm really impressed by the quality of the shot. If you hadn't told me it was shot at that ISO setting, I'd never have guessed....
This is pretty much my thoughts as well.

No doubt about Nikon striding ahead of Canon in the ISO noise department at present.

edG
01-26-2010, 05:37 PM
Simply stated, I let the camera set the iso, I was using the S setting and only trying to see what shutter speed would do for me. I have just returned to shooting a "systems" camera after a 30 year hiatus with the purchase of a D5000 this past christmas.

As I have stated in other posts - I have a long way to go and hoped participating in this forum would help me make up for lost time (with regards to cameras and technology) - and so far the constructive criticism I have recieved has been a great help (even though some shots may not show it).

Cheers,

Edouard

Mad Aussie
01-27-2010, 01:20 AM
30 years! Wow ... I wouldn't remember anything after 30 years :)