Taking the Moon’s Image With a Handheld Shot

It is almost impossible for me to shoot hand-held to take the moon’s image at a really sharp focus. How I wish I could do it myself. If you want to try, go ahead. But I wouldn’t sweat it if I were you.
I have learned that to capture the image of the moon, you should equip your camera with a minimum of 200 mm lens. (Thanks to stopshootingauto.com ) Generally, the longer your lens can reach, the better. If you would like to increase your lens’ focal length without buying a whole new lens, you can opt to use teleconverters. Teleconverters come in different specs, some with 1.4 and some 2.0 etc.. Basically what teleconverters do is it multiplies your lens’ focal length depending on its specs. 1.4 would be multiplied by 1.4 and 2.0 by twice as far.

I would highly recommend using a tripod in capturing the moons image. Zooming to your lens’ full capacity will make it very sensitive to even the slightest shake.

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Moon Image Nov-27-09 by Prince Vasquez

Settings Used:
1/100 s
ISO 200
18-200 @200mm

6 Responses to “ Taking the Moon’s Image With a Handheld Shot ”

  1. BIlly says:

    looks just like the photo I took here:

  2. Aleta Mccomb says:

    Many thanks again for offering very good content material yet as soon once quickly as again. Completely a pro-blogger if I’ve observed 1.

  3. Tejas says:

    Even i’v clicked similar pictures of moon.. i guess der’s li’l variety in it..

  4. rian says:

    shoot a moon is challange for me :)

  5. Lady in LA says:

    Thanks for the information. I am a beginner and had attempted to shoot a nice picture of the moon several times with no avail. I figured I was not using the right lens but had no idea what lens to use. Thanks!

  6. Prince Vasquez says:

    No Problem! If you find the article helpful please share the post to your friends too. Thanks.

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