I'm aware of the feature of shutter priority, but is there a tele that needs to be added? My question is how to capture moon to so close vicinity?
You need to have something like 15x optical zoom in your P&S, or in a DSLR you need a telephoto lens in the range of about 400mm. To capture the moon, you don't need to expose for long. A hand held shot with a faster shutter speed like 1/500 can also capture a bright moon.
Last edited by clevermax : 23rd February 2010 at 11:44.
I've a question for you Technocrat - How do we take such pic? Is it like keep the shutter open for several minutes? I'm sure one cannot do this in a point & shoot or is it possible by attaching a tele? Can you help me understand this one pls? Thanks.
I have canon SX20IS with 20x optical zoom which can extend till 80x digitally.
The first was taken using a a tripod at an exposure of 15 seconds(max supported by my camera) in Manual mode.
The 2nd pic i.e. the moon one was taken hand held in Auto mode.