Moon obsession

Moon Obsession, Australia

A good question was asked by Nassima in relation to how to photograph moon and what type of lens needs to be used. Thought I write up about this, it maybe useful for anyone who is looking to photograph the moon. It is bit tricky than it appears to photograph the moon.

Blood moon. Nikon D800, 150-600mm

Best type of lens is a telephoto lens if you can get your hands on one, few types of lenses you would want to use, 70 -200mm f 2.8, 150-600mm f5, 70-300mm f4.5, 100-400mm f4, if not what ever the longest zoom lens you have on your camera.

Panasonic Lumix G9, 100-400mm

Remember better the lens more quality and detail the photo will be. Use should be able to take the photo handheld without using tripod using following settings. ISO 200 or 400, shutter speed 1/200 or higher, at the lowest f stop your lens allows, e.g if your lens offer f2.8 use f2.8.

If you have no longer lens, then use the shorter lens. Below is an image I took from 12mm-35mm. That’s all I had with the Panasonic G9 at the time, so I used it.

Panasonic Lumix G9, 12-35mm f2.8ii

So hope this is helpful and you have lots of fun taking photos of the moon.

8 Replies to “Moon obsession”

  1. What an amazingNassimaI’m flattered! Thanks for the amount of information you loaded here,and the great moon photos you took! What a beautiful work you did! I was expecting a one photo of the moon, but here we go, you are such a geberous and talented photographer😊✌
    I remember once, I have taken a photo of the moon with a Nikkor 18-200 m, sadly my camera lenses got broken and I really miss the fun I had using these magic lenses😢..may be in the future will get new ones😊
    Can I reblog this post on my blog? I just wanted to ask you before I do!
    Thanks again for this great post & have fun taking more amazing pics📷✌
    Nassima

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  2. What an amazing post!
    I’m flattered! Thanks for the amount of information you loaded here,and the great moon photos you took! What a beautiful work you did! I was expecting a one photo of the moon, but here we go, you are such a geberous and talented photographer😊✌
    I remember once, I have taken a photo of the moon with a Nikkor 18-200 m, sadly my camera lenses got broken and I really miss the fun I had using these magic lenses😢..may be in the future will get new ones😊
    Can I reblog this post on my blog? I just wanted to ask you before I do!
    Thanks again for this great post & have fun taking more amazing pics📷✌
    *Nassima*

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