How to shoot the moon, a65, 75-300 Sony Lens

Started Dec 4, 2011 | Discussions thread
Tandaina
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In reply to Doberman, Dec 5, 2011

Remember, the moon is reflecting sunlight. So it takes FAR less exposure that you'd think.

A good rule to start with: F11 / ISO 100 / 1/100.

You can modify from there. F11 is a good balanced f-stop that will give you a deep enough DOF to make focusing a bit easier. Expect your historgram to be VERY skewed toward "underexposed" if the moon isn't fully filling the frame (which at 300mm it won't). You're going to have to mostly ignore your meter in this case.

Experiment, best way to figure it out.
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