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Super moon pic - anything better I could have done?

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by 413x, 10 Sep 2014.

  1. 413x


    Joined: 13 Jan 2010

    Posts: 23,184

    Location: Llaneirwg

    I got a picture of the Super moon last night

    Maximum focal length I had was 300mm on 1.6x crop

    Here is the jpeg as I quickly grabbed it off card last night too


    Sigma 120-300 @ 300mm

    I have seen what look like better with worse equipment. But never know if some have applied excessive sharpening as the look like it up close

    600mm versions inevitably look much better
    Last edited: 10 Sep 2014
  2. stoobar


    Joined: 14 Dec 2003

    Posts: 886

    Location: Glasgow

  3. Skalaberg


    Joined: 21 Jun 2005

    Posts: 652

    Location: Barton upon humber

    This was taken hand held from the previous full moon a few weeks ago. i tend to find F9 and above gives me better results.

    [​IMG]_DSC0005-2 by skalaberg, on Flickr
  4. BruceLee


    Joined: 22 May 2003

    Posts: 4,055

    For me the point of shooting the super moons is to emphasise its extra size against something tangible, which is why you see those shots with it rising against buildings etc. You'd still need a pretty long lens for that though.
    Better than me though as every time there is a super moon around here its always cloudy.