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Before After Moon | by Pat Kavanagh
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Before After Moon

Sooooo...... I bought a new lens a few weeks ago and have been wanting to run it through some sample images. The moon is always a perfect target.

 

The previous moon image taken with this new lens was done on a tripod. The results were OK but not as good as when I quickly hand-held a shot right after I got the lens. That hand-held image was much sharper than the tripod mounted image - so I thought I would shoot this image hand-held.

 

Here are the details:

 

Nikon D7100 (crop sensor)

F:8, ISO 100, 1/350 second, hand-held with normal anti-vibration on the lens.

"Full Frame" 70-300mm Nikon AF-P 4.5-5.6.

 

Since this is a full-frame lens on a crop sensor body then the zoom range is increased to

105-450mm. Moving up in range from 300 to 450mm is great.

 

This lens is much lighter than the Nikon 200-500mm at twice the price for a nice zoom range of 105-450mm.

 

As for Editing:

 

The RAW image showed plenty of details so I knew all I had to do was apply some editing to the image to bring out the details and contrast on the moon surface.

 

All of my editing is done in Photoshop's LAB Color Space. It lets me separate out the color from the details to fine tune adjustments.

 

 

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Uploaded on January 2, 2021