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Super Moon this weekend

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by LuvMusic, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. LuvMusic

    LuvMusic TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 11, 2012
    Chicago area
  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    I don't have a lens good for moon shooting.
     
  3. Larry

    Larry TalkEmount Regular

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    May 23, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    Larry
    I'm going to try to shoot the moon if the weather holds. So what is a good lens to use?

    Larry
     
  4. LuvMusic

    LuvMusic TalkEmount Regular

    42
    Dec 11, 2012
    Chicago area
    Good question and I don't know the answer. Who does?
     
  5. LuvMusic

    LuvMusic TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 11, 2012
    Chicago area
    I think i know where you are going with this! :biggrin: Maybe, depending on the "moon," a wide angle lens!? :cool:
     
  6. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    I've shoot the moon a number of times the past couple months.

    A good legacy 70/210 minolta has been my lens of choice.

    I do have a 500mm prime MD mount that I recently purchased very cheep on eBay, 25.00 usd. I will be trying that for the second time.

    And use a tripod if possible. I've done it handheld without problems but tripod would be more suitable.

    I also have a vivitar teleconvertor but I don't like using it. Not as sharp.


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  7. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Since the moon is going to be larger than normal you'd need to place something in the foreground for scale. What you choose as your scale object and how close you are to it would determine which lens/focal length you'd use. If the weather holds (probably not, thunderstorms expected Sunday evening) I'm going out with the SEL55210 and shoot against the bridge.
     
  8. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Could you share some advice and specs (ISO, shutter speed, aperture etc.) to use for moon photography?
     
  9. Hypocaffeinic

    Hypocaffeinic TalkEmount Regular

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    Jun 16, 2013
    Qld, Australia
    The Moon's very tricksy to shoot! I'm taking my Nikon out with the camera club to a nearby lake this afternoon to grab some shots as it rises. I'm glad it won't be dark, the only decent night shots I've got with the moon have been shooting moonlight over the sea with the moon still low enough to fit into the frame.
     
  10. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    A teaser for tomorrow's Supermoon. Vivitar 135/2.8, f/16, 1/20, ISO 100.

    Tony

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  11. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Thanks a lot, Tony! I was all set to go out in an hour to capture the moon rising over Ashland. But the clouds moved in earlier than forecast, and tomorrow is supposed to be rainy all day and night.

    I guess I'll just have to have another beer instead. :boohoo:
     
  12. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    That's why I went out today, David, because I was concerned about weather moving in tomorrow. I know your pain, because I've missed several key celestial events due to heavy cloud cover.

    Tony
     
  13. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
  14. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    500mm f11 1/400th iso200 handheld.

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  15. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    I'm in the same boat as Dave- thunderstorms forecast for tomorrow evening. So here's my shot at the Super Moon a day early. Through the clouds with my new (circa 1960) Leica Elmar 135/4. Post processed juuuuuuuuuuust a bit. ;)

    super_moon130622.
     
  16. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Thanks :)
    Now that I know what settings to use, I think I'll give that a go tonight ;)
     
  17. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Nice shots, guys. I guess last night's pre-Supermoon shot is all I'll get, as the weather folks are calling for t-storms all afternoon and evening. And we all know the weather guys are never wrong, right?

    Tony
     
  18. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    They don't call them weather guessers for nothing! :rofl:
     
  19. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    I've never taken a crack at the moon before. With all the light noise and air pollution we have, I didn't think I could get a decent shot really.

    Here's my stab at the Super Moon.

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  20. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    That's a keeper, Colin. It is very cloudy here today, but I'm hoping they will break up enough to get a shot at the moon tonight. Some clouds around the moon would make for a nice shot.

    Tony