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So did anyone get a shot of the meteor shower last night/early morning??
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ack! i totally forgot
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Overwhelmed by light pollution here. frown.gif
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I've just bought a new 300mm lens and tripod for my 500d, so im looking forward to getting into this type of photography. I've been waiting a week for some decent sized moon phase. Tomorrow night is a half moon here so im gonna get some practice shots in tonight...hopefully they will turn out ok rolleyes.gif
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Well last night was a fail for shooting anything due to unreal amounts of clouds and fog throughout the night. Hopefully tonight will be a much clearer night for getting my first moon shots thumb.gif
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This is so my kind of thread! biggrin.gif

Anyway, got a Tokina SZ-X 60-300mm F4-5.6 for $10NZD about a week ago and finally had some nice weather so took a shot of the moon and processed a bit.
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Currently I have to opportunity to take some amazing moon shots (cold, high altitude, middle of nowhere), but unfortunately the weather for the last week has been an infinite series of extremely thick clouds. And even better, the forecast for the next few weeks is more thick clouds.
Edited by doomlord52 - 10/25/12 at 1:02pm
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might have to try some night shots... been wanting to get out and do some playing anyways.
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Hey, while we're at it, why don't we share methods/tips?

For Nikon D3200 w/ Nikkor 55-300mm lens
I'm personally a fan of keeping ISO crazy low, and simply doing long exposure shots at max zoom (using a tripod and that 5 second countdown thing). This usually ends up with using fairly long exposure times (still under a second), but crazy high F-stop values (sometimes 18-20). While this does result in some good shots, I feel like they could be a lot more clear.

Any tips?
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You're losing image quality due to diffraction by stopping the lens down that much. The D3200 has huge pixel density; probably don't want to stop down much more than f/8 or f/11 at the absolute most.
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