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    Jim Beat me to it and has also posted a nice moon shot.

    Anyway, I picked up an EC-20 today and just had to go and give it a go.

    E-3, ISO 500, EC-20 and 50-200, f9.0 1/160sec. I was very slightly over-exposed, but easily recovered from the RAW.

    I really pushed the processing on this one in LR and I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I expected it to be quite a bit softer with the EC-20/50-200 combo, but it looks to be quite sharp.

    I cropped to 1000px, then resized to 680px.

    For the actual LR processing, here is what I did.

    Adjusted, Exposure (-0.5), Recovery (35), Blacks (90), Brightness (50), Contrast (25), Clarity (100), Medium Contrast tone curve. I played with the luminance sliders as well for each colour - Red -62, Orange -50, Yellow -64, Green +83, Aqua blue and purple unchanged, Magenta +60. Sharpening 121, Radius 0.6, detail 40, masking 10. Finally, Noise reduction Luminance 35, Colour 31.

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    Default Re: 800mm Moon

    Bob,
    This may be a dumb question but how does the photo become 800mm? You shot with the 50-200 + EC20 which I thought makes it 2x = 400mm.

    Am I missing something else?
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    Nice shot, but the craters are on the other side
    Looks like the EC20 works well too.

    Now we need Ken (Kmont) to post his moon shots with the 300

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    Another version of American moon, very great! Good capture!
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    Very nice photo of that very challenging subject. "While we're on the subject," I will get in soon with the shots I took last week, also. --Ken

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    Bob, another good one with photography lens,, tough to do correct,,

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    Default Re: 800mm Moon

    That's a nice one, Bob. I haven't managed a decent moon shot as yet.
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    Greg - call it "poetic licence" , but of course it is 400mm 4/3 or I would have needed 800mm if I used a F/F 35mm....

    Jim, I was going to comment on yours that it looks like you accidentally flipped the image

    Jeffrey - this is the Aussie moon on a clear night.

    Thanks Derry.

    Nate - keep trying! the 50-200 is just a little short on it's own to get a decent moon shot - as long as you have something a bit longer the moon is within your reach.

    As a general observation, the moon can be a challenge and also, once you crack it, almost trivial. It is a light source - shoot it fast, Use a tripod, As long lenses are involved, use anti-shock/mirror lock-up to minimise movement. Finally, Manual Focus.

    You can choose to shoot it when it just comes over the horizon and have to deal with more atmosphere, or wait until it is high in the sky, trying to get behind the camera but have less atmosphere to bother with.
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