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Help, what settings to shoot the lunar eclipse?

Postby gordon » Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:57 am

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!
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Re: Help, what settings to shoot the lunar eclipse?

Postby gordon » Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:57 pm

OK, set my camera to F8, ISO100 and long exposures... have posted some pics in another post...

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Postby zohaa3492 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:10 am

Wow! :shocking:

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I remember only a few years back you would have been paying a small fortune to have features like this!!
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Re: Help, what settings to shoot the lunar eclipse?

Postby moneyaggarwal10 » Tue May 17, 2016 7:21 am

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 photography. Once again, check the manual if necessary.

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Re: Help, what settings to shoot the lunar eclipse?

Postby gordon » Wed May 18, 2016 5:00 am

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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Re: Help, what settings to shoot the lunar eclipse?

Postby anmol » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:13 pm

i have set my camera . i'll post pic's from my photoshop session very soon.

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Re: Help, what settings to shoot the lunar eclipse?

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