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Old 13-02-2011, 10:16 AM
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If you could only buy one filter for a Nikon D200 which one would it be I am interested in photography with the moon both full and partial including widefield with the moon.

Suggestions greatly appreciated and if anyone has one for sale I would love to hear from you I have some credit on paypal at present that is burning a hole in my virtual wallet
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Old 13-02-2011, 10:23 AM
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Don't really need a filter for the moon.
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Old 13-02-2011, 10:29 AM
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Don't really need a filter for the moon.
Sorry I am talking about longer exposures I should have mentioned that. The moon is coming out too bright I am looking for some detail of the moon instead of just a white ball of light and to show some earthshine I have seen pictures like this. Is there a filter that will do this and give the ability to do longer exposures in early and late daylight
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To reduce exposure levels I use Double Polarizing Filter and adjust it to what level I want, but I use a DSLR a lot for moon and find there is no need for long exposures or that filter.

When I am fit enough I hope to use my DSLR all the time in place of my webcam but I know that all I need to do is alter the exposure of the camera even when taking video.

Are you considering single image or stacked multiple images.

My best single shot - http://www.waelect.com.au/mswhin63/M...w/index.html#7

I do use a double polarising to reduce exposure on my webcam at high resolution but not on my DSLR - Webcam - http://www.waelect.com.au/mswhin63/M...w/index.html#4

My super close-ups are with webcam only but hope to change to DSLR again now that I can take high frame rate video.
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Thanks for the advise I am thinking more along the lines of the 1st photo here but I want to get some more detail out of the moon there was earthshine but it is not visible in this picture. Is that possible

This is a single shot
Exposure 30s
ISO 1600
F-stop f/3.5
Focal Lenth 18mm
Maz aperture 3.6
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I have seen other take photos where they take multiple exposures of differing length.

Then use PS or GIMP to mask combined images to get detailed stars and also details on the moon. It is a very complex process that I have not mastered it as yet. When it works the effect is fabulous.

I may try it tonight if I can. There maybe a case of combine differing ISO or F stops as well. (complex)
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Heres one - http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=70989

But have seen another one on this site that was wider field shot, looked absolutely fab, hope someone else can link it.
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This one of mike's is what I am looking at trying to achieve
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