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    Quote Originally Posted by jeroldharter View Post
    I hope you were not out last night trying to snap the moon. I woke up this morning and it was -15F. A tad chilly for photography.
    No, but I did have to walk the dog. We go about 1.5 miles. Luckily I was dressed well enough. The only problem was that my eyelids keep sticky together when I blinked.

    Regarding all the advice, I appreciate it an will look into it a little more. Thanks folks!

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    1. In beautiful Fond du Lac Wisconsin, you can easily take a scenic shot that contains the full moon with the 135mm telephoto lens that you have.

    2. If you want to capture a full-frame shot of the full moon with your FM2n, then a 1000mm mirror lens with a 2x teleconverter mounted on a sturdy tripod is a good way to do it.

    3. In a full-frame shot of the moon, please keep in mind that the side lighting of a quarter moon or the indirect lighting of a gibbous moon or a crescent moon shows much more crater and surface detail than the flat direct lighting of a full moon.

    4. If you and your daughter just want to view the moon, binoculars (such as the Nikon 10x50 Action Extreme) are very useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by narsuitus View Post
    1. In beautiful Fond du Lac Wisconsin, you can easily take a scenic shot that contains the full moon with the 135mm telephoto lens that you have.
    I do that quite regularly.

    4. If you and your daughter just want to view the moon, binoculars (such as the Nikon 10x50 Action Extreme) are very useful.
    That was my experience as a child. On a camping trip, my uncle once brought a nice binocular along. Looking through them was much more fun than using any of the really cheap telescopes that I tried.

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    Peter,

    I think the cheapest way is to buy a Tamron Adaptall 8/500mm mirror tele lens. You can get one from Keh in excellent condition for $109 or in ugly condition for $39. I just bought one in ugly condition. There's a little bit of separation on the edge, but that doesn't affect the pictures. For the price, it's a great project lens! Just add the Adaptall ring ($13 bargain) and a Tamron doubler ($37 exc./$8 ugly) and you're all set to portrait the moon.

    Another lead, although over your budget, is the Russian MTO-11CA 10/1000 mirror lens. It is approx. twice as fast as the Tamron with a doubler (f/10 instead of f/20) and the image quality is good. Check eBay or online shops like Rugift.com; brand new in Nikon mount, it goes for about $350.

    Cheers,

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    Abbazz,

    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll look into them.

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