Photographying the moon with Nikon D300 and 105mm with 2x teleconverter?

10 years 5 months ago #39 by Lucky One
I've been trying to take some photo's of the moon with my Nikon D300 and a 105mm 2.8 lens with a 2x teleconverter on it. I'm shooting in manual mode and have the camera on a tripod showing correct exposure. I took 26 photos and when I down loaded them all on computer, the moon is all over exposed and bright white. How can I get a accurate light meter off the moon, or what am I doing wrong here? Thank you!


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10 years 5 months ago #40 by Simon Says
I've photographed the moon and found that you can't go by what the cameras sensor tells you as good exposure. Generally set the aperture around F9-12 seems to be the hot spot. Then adjust your shutter as you take a snap shot.


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10 years 5 months ago #113 by Tuscany
I've taken my first moon photograph, but honestly forgot where I had the settings. This was taken with a Nikon D-90 and my friends 70-200 f.28 with a 2x teleconverter. Here it is




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10 years 5 months ago #192 by Lucky One
Hey now that is a cool shot! That is so much better than how mine turned out.


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10 years 5 months ago #538 by Tuscany
Thank you!


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10 years 5 months ago #850 by Joe Photo Daddy

Tuscany wrote: I've taken my first moon photograph, but honestly forgot where I had the settings. This was taken with a Nikon D-90 and my friends 70-200 f.28 with a 2x teleconverter. Here it is



Great photo, just a tad lighter would be nice.


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