Correct lens for moon shots

Started Apr 9, 2009 | Discussions thread
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Crash7
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Correct lens for moon shots
Apr 9, 2009

Is there a certain minimum lens that must be used to get pictures of the moon? I have a Nikon D80 w/ 18-135 lens and SB-600 flash. I set my camera on a tripod for stability. I set camera in Auto mode, zoom out to maximum, and set the flash to -1.3. However, the picture lacks any detail whatsoever. It always come out ass a white spot on the image. The average person would know it's the moon but only because of others things in the picture.

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