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.