“Fly Me To The Moon”, Frank Sinatra

I did not get in the shooting that i wanted to today.  I promised my daughter that we would go shopping to get her some new clothes and shoes, so that is what we did.

I was also feeling a little under the weather today.  Apparently, the stomach flu is going around and i think i had a touch of it.

Coming back from shopping, my daughter noticed that the moon was out already, even though it was mid afternoon.  Since it was a cloudless day, i waited until night fall in order to take some photos of the moon.


These photos were taken with the 50-230mm, hand held.  Having the OIS in the lens is a great help.  I was bending backwards, literally, to take these photos.


Aperture was f/8, spot metering, ISO 400 and shutter speed was on average 1/100.  I had to dial in -1.7 EV in order to deal with the brightness on the far right of the moon’s surface.

The EV dial on the XP1 is so accessible.  Just turn it and you can read the changes in the EVF.  As a bonus, you can see what difference the change in EV will make to your photo, because the EVF shows the changes live.


There you have it, my token moon shots.  They are fun to do and it is nice to be able to see the moon a little closer up.

Happy shooting!


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