Photographing the Moon

The half moon was high in the cloudless sky. I thought this would make an interesting test of the Lumix GX85 and the 100-300mm f4.0-5.6 lens extended all the way. I don’t recommend handheld shooting at this range with the lens set at 600mm equivalent. At night. But, I’ve been interested in how far the in-camera and lens stabilization can be pushed on this new camera.

And I keep finding myself pleasantly surprised.

half moon photoHalf moon photographed handheld with 600mm equivalent lens at f5.6 ISO 200 1/250th of a second

I don’t have a huge image to work with as after it was cropped from the frame it was about 750 pixels. What impressed me is the detail and sharpness of what was captured. I’m liking this little camera a lot.

Yours in Creative Photography,        Bob