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Crescent Moon (low res.)

Discussion in 'Nature' started by dalethorn, May 12, 2016.

  1. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    My first Moon photo with the Canon SX-720 (960 mm zoom equivalent). This is the clearest image I've ever gotten of the Moon's surface, even better than the much larger Canon G3x with its one-inch sensor. The 960 to 600 mm zoom advantage translates to a 2.56 to 1 advantage to the SX-720 in how large the Moon is in the image, and the 4 times bigger sensor of the G3x can't make up for that advantage in optical zoom.

    Canon SX720, f6.9, 1/80 sec. tripod, ISO 80.
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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Surprisingly good detail.
  3. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    I was struggling between upping the contrast and fighting the noise, so this is what I ended up with. I've never shot the Moon with a filter, but I imagine there must be some kind of filter that would reduce the huge amount of glare without losing the shadows.