Shooting the moon I have a T1i and I tried to shoot the moon last night. I am a real novice. I am just learning to use the camera and the two lenses I have. I could not get a close up of the moon....
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Shooting the moon I have a T1i and I tried to shoot the moon last night. I am a real novice. I am just learning to use the camera and the two lenses I have. I could not get a close up of the moon. Once while the AF was searching, for a split second I saw a close up in the view finder. What do I need to do? Rich
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Better late than never, but I would suggest shooting in manual mode and using manual focus.You will also benefit from using a tripod. Keep in mind the moon is actually very bright. Use center metering and start at about f8 at 1/60. Review each shot in your viewfinder and be sure to magnify the image to check for proper focus. My (cheap) lens needs to be backed off a bit from infinity for far shots. Bracket you shots by increasing and decreasing exposure slowly. You should end up with some amazing images.
Set your camera on manual. Use an ISO of 125. Set your lens opening to f/16 at 1/125. That will get you a detailed very good image of the moon. A tripod would be suggested. But at these settings, it is not necessarily a must.
Late answer to frequent question. Use the longest telephoto you can obtain (borrow, rent). Tripod! The exposure is the same you would use in sunlight on earth (duh) because the same sun is illuminating the lit portion of the moon.