02-20-2016 07:13 PM
02-20-2016 07:25 PM
I got some really awesome shots of the moon with my SX50HS and you'll be able to get even a little closer.
2 things I think are a must...a tripod and a remote shutter release switch. Those 2 will eliminate and movement before the shot during your setup and then during the exposure so you wont risk any movement pressing the exposure button on the camera.
I used program mode, flexizone focus and moved the focus frame around till I got a goor area in the frame so the focus would lock on good. I also had a lens hood on and was in a dark area with no lights.
I'm sure there are other settings you can try and other will chime in too.
02-21-2016 10:33 AM
02-21-2016 11:48 AM
Well I think you have a total zoom of 240X inculding the digital zoom. So perhaps you can capture a little beyond what we can see with the naked eye...certainly the constellations.
I have a telescope, Bushnell Northstar with a video output, and I searched for some kind of adapter for the SX50 but found nothing I have not given up yet though. If my camera had a video input I'd be all set but it doesn't.