From: wcharmon@wt.net
Date: 03/10/04-09:35:21 AM Z
Message-id: <1078932921.404f35b9c2f44@newwebmail.wt.net>

If you want to record detail in the moon, it has basically the same exposure
you would make in daylight! This is, of course, because is just reflecting
regular sunlight. So with a 400 speed film, about 1/500 at f/11 will record
some detail in the moon itself. Now the trouble with this is that the moon
itself is not as bright an illumination source as the sun, so pretty much
everything else will be horribly underexposed. So you gotta take your pick of
what you want to expose for, and try to help yourself out by using some
compensating developers to handle the extremes in contrast if you choose to
try to get some detail in everything that is not the moon.


here is somewhat off beat question for the list.
What should an exposure for a full moon at a clear night sky be? I made
some test shots and they are all terribly overexposed.
Marek, Houston
Received on Wed Mar 10 09:43:58 2004

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