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      How do you take Moon pictures?

      What equipment do you need to take decent looking pictures of the moon?

      I got some sorry results last week when I tried with a canon 50-250 IS lens, handheld. Obviously, I need better technique, as well as better equipment.

      What do I need, and how do I make this better? Also, could I see better pictures if you have them?

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      Tripod....the most basic necessity for such endeavours..

      A remote shutter release can also help.
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      Actually, I have been thinking about shooting the moon since the last few days, just been plain lazy to get around to doing it. Its really bright, actually yellowish red in colour and looks really beautiful since New Years Eve.

      Here is a pic I shot on our trip to Bombay.
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      Handheld, here are the EXIF details.

      F-Stop- f/6.3.
      Exposure - 1/1000 sec.
      ISO - 800.
      Focal Length - 200mm.

      What you would need would be a good zoom lens, tripod, remote shutter release.

      Maybe these links should help more.
      How to take pictures of the moon - DSLR Tips & Tricks
      Tips on how to take successful moon pic ... hotography
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      Generally the moon pics start at f/8 and a tripod is a must. One thing many people don't realize is that the moon is actually quite brighter than it looks and end up over exposing the pictures. Here is one pic from me.

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      F-Stop- f/13.6
      Exposure - 1/50 sec
      Focal Length - 380mm (effective - max zoom in Fuji S5700)
      Used a tripod

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      This one taken by my friend using Sony DSC-H7
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      Focal length = 78 mm
      F-Stop = F/4.5
      Exposure Time = 1/125 sec
      ISO = 250
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      I shot this at around 6am. And then picassed it to get this . Name:  moon2.jpg
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      I was searching the net for samples, and this is one I liked -
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      What do I need for good moon shots? (Ca ... Data Forum

      Does anybody have experience with the Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 lens? Can it do something like this?

      Also, the above image was taken by a Canon 400mm Prime coupled with a TCI 1.4x. I think that is beyond budget, but the sigma looked like a one size fits all(a rather large one)...
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      Buy the TC 2x and slap that onto your 50-250 ... will give you the same range as the Sigma - and be much cheaper as well!
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      Quote Originally Posted by [url=http://gearheads.in/post13676.html#p13676
      kb100 ยป Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:11 pm[/url]]Tadu

      Buy the TC 2x and slap that onto your 50-250 ... will give you the same range as the Sigma - and be much cheaper as well!
      I dont think that is compatible with the 55-250 or other EFS lenses. Think it only works properly with the L series?
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      There are third party extenders as well.. IIRC it will work with all lenses.. including Sigma's etc.. what you may lose is auto focus ability. (IN certain cases will require you to tape a few of the contacts.(dont know about EFS though)

      The macro adapters have no optics in them.. so a third party one will work just as well as the canon ones!

      Here are some

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