Moon 01/25/2018

I just received my new Tamron telephoto lens this evening and wanted to do a quick test on autofocus and quality. The moon was bright and visible in the sky so I used that as an opportunity to get some samples.

With my older Nikon 55-200mm, I was not able to get much detail out of the moon. I had tried several times to get good shots with limited success. My first few shots with the Tamron were good but overexposed. Because the camera perceives the moon as being very bright, you need to underexpose your pictures to bring out enough detail in the moon. With this new knowledge in hand, I went back outside for a better image. I was thoroughly impressed with this lens after just a few more shots. I cropped down the image to just the moon and adjusted a few items in post-processing.

Lens - Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD @ 400m on Nikon D5500