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We Like The Moon, ‘Cuz It Is Close To Us…

Now that's more like it!  still a little overexposed, but I'm still playing with it. If I can get this adapter mess sorted out, I'll try the 2X teledaptor and see if I can get twice as close :D

Now that’s more like it! still a little overexposed, but I’m still playing with it. If I can get this adapter mess sorted out, I’ll try the 2X teledaptor and see if I can get twice as close :D

There’s some weird Doppler-effectish color shift at the top and bottom of the moon. Blue-shifted at the top and red-shifted at the bottom. I wonder if that’s subtle camera shake or lens imperfection.

Taken with Canon 20D, Five Star 500mm mirrorless lens:

A Cannon of a lens on my Canon :D

A Cannon of a lens on my Canon :D

 

another one from that night, a little better exposed at f11, 1/500sec, ISO 200 - and then greyscaled and sharpened.

another one from that night, a little better exposed at f11, 1/500sec, ISO 200 – and then greyscaled and sharpened.

 

Updated: June 19, 2013 — 4:06 pm

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  1. I have to say, I am really impressed with that lens!
    As well as your photography. I’m really enjoying your diversion into cameraland.

  2. Sweet lens!

    Incidentally, to get a moon shot you’ll expose better in manual mode – setting the exposure to settings much closer to what you would use in daylight. Last moon shots I did, I look at F8/125 and worked up from there.

    1. Yep, that’s what I figured out last night, full manual mode controlling ISO and shutter speed on the camera and aperture & focus on the lens. The one above was shot at f8 1/40sec ISO 200, i believe. I need to take notes next time. It’s good practice, trying to get a really good shot of the moon – and I’ll be very happy when I achieve that.

  3. If you zoom in close enough, you can just see a shiny little Olivetti DL left behind by Aldrin.

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