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.