(Toledo, OH) The moon was especially brilliant in the night sky, and I parked the camera out on my deck to get some pictures of the full moon.
I used a little under 200mm zoom, a filter, and put the speed at 1/500 second, plus some postprocessing equalization, contrast, and sharpening. That, and the tripod, since you can't get decent night pics without one.
The autofocus on this new camera leaves something to be desired, even with the center compensation. You end up taking 10-20 pictures for every one that is worth keeping, but such is the life of the amateur. If I demonstrate some actual skills one day, I might splurge for one of those $2000+ setups.
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