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RLDubbya Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Dec 2011Fri 28-Jun-13 04:28 PM
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"Supermoon via the D7000"


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Color is fairly accurate; I assume this is the effect of pollution / haze. I did some minimal pp work in LR4 to bring up contrast.

Anyhow, I think the D7000 did a credible job.






  

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elec164 Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Jan 2009Sat 29-Jun-13 12:18 AM
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Nicely done Bob! Yeah the D7000 still holds its own.

In the north east we are pretty socked in with cloud cover lately, but late this past Sunday I had a small window of opportunity to get off this shot with my D7000 and a Bigma before the clouds moved back in.

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RLDubbya Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Dec 2011Sat 29-Jun-13 01:32 AM
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Good shot, Pete.


I know what you mean by cloud cover. I had to sit and wait for 90 minutes to get that 10 minute break in cover. I was a bit disappointed: the moonrise had started as a deep red color, but continued to fade in saturation as it moved up and across the sky.

  

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ddoonn Registered since 29th Mar 2013Mon 01-Jul-13 05:35 PM
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Your moon shows up great.

I had great clear night and took photos too. Unfortunately, they were all way too overexposed. Even after adjustments, i can not get any moon details. (shot with 70-200 lens zoomed all the way in)

How do you set exposure properly for this?

=Donald
D7000 plus more lenses than i know how to use -- new to photography with equipment inherited from my dad.

  

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Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009Mon 01-Jul-13 07:41 PM
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You have to realize that the moon is being illuminated by the sun. So the exposure will be like a sunlit day down here. If you use a meter you want to only meter the moon and not the whole frame because the meter will average the whole frame which is mostly black and way over expose. I use spot metering centering the center spot on the center of the moon.

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RLDubbya Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Dec 2011Mon 01-Jul-13 10:19 PM
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Pretty much what Len said.

Then it's a question of knowing your equipment and your limitations.

So, this was shot with a 70-200 and 2x teleconverter for an effective focal length of 400mm. I know that I have to be lucky to handhold this combination at speeds below 1/400, but I've done it before.

I also know that, generally speaking, the sweet spot for optical performance of most lenses is around f8.

I want to keep ISO as low as possible - hopefully base ISO of 100. Otherwise, there's going to be noise.

So, I ended up having to go to ISO 200, which gave me a properly exposed spot meter reading at f/5.6 and 1/200th.

However, luck was not my friend that night, and try as I might, I was too shaky to get a good frame handheld.

So I broke out my big tripod. However, this was taken on the top of a hill within about 100 yards of a freeway. The stream of heavy truck traffic was causing my rig to vibrate. So, I really couldn't step down the aperture to that sweet spot, as that lowered my shutter speed to the point where there was some blur. Had I been really prepared, I would have had a sandbag to hang from the tripod's center column to steady it a bit.

I didn't have my remote release with me, so I used self-timer mode, that way I didn't have to have my hands on the camera when the exposure was made.

I hope that helps give you some ideas. I read in one of your posts that you're just getting started in this hobby. The thing I really love about getting the right image is that it's a puzzle: there's so many variables to think through and master, so much technique to learn, so many challenges to experience. It's really great fun.

  

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