First Moon Shot with my new K-3ii


Link Posted 13/05/2016 - 14:00
K-3ii with a Pentax DA* 300mm f4 and a Pentax-F 1.7x AF Adapter.

Tripod mounted

Camera set to:
Aperture Priority
F 6.7
1/320 second
Spot metering
5 shot bracket exposure
ISO 800
Exposure compensation -0.7
RAW format processed in Elements 14

Shot in Kent, UK on 12 May 2016 at 20:55
Any comments and/or advice welcome




Link Posted 13/05/2016 - 15:10
Why would you want advice? That's an excellent photograph, and I can't think of anything to change.


Link Posted 13/05/2016 - 15:32
Beautiful shot, the only thing I'd say is that the noise around the moon looks like stars so that's fine, but the noise in the shadow part of the moon looks the same and is a bit odd as it make it look like the moon has been sliced in half.

The detail you've captured on the moons surface is stunning though, congrats.


Link Posted 13/05/2016 - 15:57
Fantastic capture.
' remembers little things, long after you have forgotten....' (Aaron Siskind)


Link Posted 13/05/2016 - 17:09
Agree with paulcliff...looks decidedly odd seeing stars or noise similar to those surrounding the lit half of the moon where only shadow should be.


Father Ted

Link Posted 13/05/2016 - 21:53
I agree.
That's as good as I've taken with my telescope, it just needs the noise cleaning up.
Really nice.
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

Pentax K10d, *istDL, Kit lens ( 18-55mm ), 50mm f1.7 lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Prinzflex 70-162 manual lens, Various old flashes.


Link Posted 14/05/2016 - 05:32
I'm confused about a few things.

Why is this a 5x bracketed exposure?
- And was this done via a feature in camera, or 5 shots combined as an HDR/noise reduction process afterwards?

Was pixel shift used?
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