I am a lucky owner of a Canon EOS 350D digital camera, plus 3 sets of lenses — 28-105 mm, 90-300 mm, and one 50 mm for macro shots.
But this is just for a few days… I’ve borrowed the Canon from a friend, to experiment, and will have to return it soon; still, I have some time to experiment…
…and today I tried to make a photo of the Moon, when it was rising above the horizon.
To make the long story short, here are my modest results (click the thumbnail for full-size):
I tried a lot of manual settings, before I achieved some acceptable results. Also, the 90-300 lens is not very good at its long end (after the 220-300 mm range images tend to become a bit blurry), and still…
…I am very happy with this shot of mine – the first one in my life, in which you can see actually the Moon, and not a blurry yellow dot instead! ;-)
Maybe I’ll publish some more shots these days…
The 350D is a marvellous machine — pity that I can’t afford myself one like it… But maybe one day, who knows? :-)
PS If you’re curious about the full EXIF info (ISO, exact aperture, exposure, etc.), check the thumbnail!
PPS As if by accident, NASA Image of the Day (APOD) published yesterday a very interesting photo of the moon, too – reason is the full lunar eclipse which happened on the 28th of August and lasted for 90 minutes:)