I probably don’t point my camera at the moon often enough. If you search the word “moon” on this site, the results are pretty anemic. My problem is this… since I don’t point at far away objects very often, I haven’t really felt the need for a lens that is longer than 240MM. To get a great shot of the moon, I’ve always thought I needed a bit more. But this Sony a7r Mark II has such high resolution I think I can crop from a 240MM shot and still retain good quality, at least for web presentation. The shot below is an example. And because I can shoot at ISO 50, noise is not an issue on the close crop. What do you think? 


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  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Taken: 15 March, 2017
  • Exposure bias: -3EV
  • Focal length: 240mm
  • ISO: 50
  • Shutter speed: 1/15s
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