In Search of the Moon
Of course, it would be great to have a big honkin' camera lens that could take detailed shots of the moon. My husband would love it. The best I can do is to make an attempt.
I took this with a 28-135mm lens, with a shutter speed of 1/80 and my lens open at f9. My husband says that there is more light when the moon is half, because there is more illumination than when it is full. When I took this picture, it was about 9:30 pm.
This picture was taken at 10:40 pm, a full hour later, with a 75-300mm lens, 1/160 shutter speed and f11. It's not quite full, but almost. I'm hoping that this fall, I will be able to photograph a harvest moon.
This zoom lens came with my camera when I bought it. I think I paid an extra $150 for it. It's not great, but sometimes, it's surprising what it can do, which makes me wonder what a really good lens produces.