Last night’s moon
Since upgrading camera body to a T2i, I’ve had a real hard time tweaking settings on the camera to capture a full moon as well as I did with my old camera. The balance between aperture, shutter speed, and ISO (film speed/developing time in film parlance, range of photoshop tweakablity in the digital world,) is different for APS-C sized sensors, they do this multiplication thing where everything is actually 1.6x what a full sized sensor cam is. You have to adjust for this with your lenses, and pretty much everything else.
The hard part is that the moon is much brighter than most would think when you use a telephoto, and you tend to wash out many features if you don’t get F-stop, Exposure time, and ISO exactly right. Last night I got a set of washouts using some new settings, but I am closing in on the right settings. Next time I use f-13 vs f-11, and I think I will manually set the ISO instead of letting the camera auto adjust. Future photos to come, but here’s last night’s effort after photoshop tweaking to bring out the details from the washout.
M - O - O - N — that spells moon. 05052012 10:40