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Photos of the Moon are too Bright

edited September 2013 Posted in » Nikon D3200 Forum
For the new moon I got some wonderful, but noisy shots of the Milky Way. For the next new moon I will be experimenting with stacking.

For the full moon I'm trying what I thought would be an easy shot with a 55-200mm VR lens, but no matter what I try I'm just getting a pure white disk instead of the details that I can see with the naked eye. What do you suggest?


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    Looks like you got it that time! When I shot the moon I used a 1000mm f/11 and took the shot of the moon just before you'd call it dark out (exact same settings too). That way in post processing when I adjust the sky to full black I deepened the shadows on the moon without blowing out the detail.
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