Help, what settings to shoot the lunar eclipse?

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3 years 1 month ago #86955 by gordon
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Hi All,

I need some help on what settings to use to photograph the lunar eclipse tonight...

I will be using my Pentax K10D and 75-300mm most likely at 300mm on a tripod. I'm will set on manual focus and use RAW DNG. Now the question is considering the camera body which setting would be optimal for the least amount of noise?

I'm thinking maybe ISO400 to keep noise levels down but not sure? (the K10D gets pretty noisy above ISO400)

What would be the best shutter and aperture? (wide open at 300mm on that lens is around F5.8, is it best to go wide open or stop down a bit? shutter speed?)

Would you guys use completely different settings?

Looks like it's going to be a full moon tonight and hoping the weather plays nice here in Brisbane!!

Thanks for the help!
Gordon

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3 years 1 month ago #86960 by gordon
gordon replied the topic: Re: Help, what settings to shoot the lunar eclipse?
OK, set my camera to F8, ISO100 and long exposures... have posted some pics in another post...

Cheers,
Gordon

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2 years 11 months ago #87110 by Maritha
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These cameras look amazing for the price!

I remember only a few years back you would have been paying a small fortune to have features like this!!

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1 year 6 months ago #87266 by Magafta
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The simplest way to photograph an eclipse is to use the Wide Angle technique. Any kind of camera can be used as long as it's capable of shooting long exposures of 5 seconds or more in duration. If the camera accepts a cable release, this will help eliminate any vibrations that can blur your photo. Alternatively, you could use the camera's self timer to minimize vibrations. Check the camera's user manual to see if it has some kind of long exposure or night mode. You also need to turn off the electronic flash while [url=http&#58;//www&#46;studiomemorylane&#46;com/:2x20d8uf]photography[/url:2x20d8uf]. Once again, check the manual if necessary.

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1 year 6 months ago #87269 by gordon
gordon replied the topic: Re: Help, what settings to shoot the lunar eclipse?
Thanks.

I battled a bit at the time to find the eclipse as the clouds kept hiding it, and it gets a lot dimmer during an eclipse to harder to find through your lens and much harder to manual focus!

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1 year 1 month ago #87345 by MarieS
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