Brightest full moon of 2009

Posted: Saturday, January 10, 2009 by Stained in Labels:

This is officially the clearest moon picture I've ever taken with my Sigma 18-200mm lens!!!Shooting Date/Time : 1/10/2009 7:29:21 PM
Tv(Shutter Speed) : 1/320
Av(Aperture Value) : 7.1
Metering Mode : Center-Weighted Average Metering
ISO Speed : 100
Lens : 18.0 - 200.0 mm
Focal Length : 200.0 mm


  1. Anonymous says:

    wow what a great shot... I never could get such a sharp bright picture...

    by the way.. do you recommend this Sigma 18-200???? I have just ordered it with my Nikon D90 and I should receive it anytime this week...

    do you face any problems with this lens? did I make a good purchase?

    your advice is highly appreciated :)

  1. Stained says:


    In case of Nikon, there is the Nikkor 18-200 f3.5-5.6 VR which out performs the one from Sigma and Tamron. Only downside is that it costs almost twice the price. So if you can't afford the Nikkor the Sigma would be a good choice though now you also have an option to buy a Tamron 18-270 VC which has more zoom though I haven't read any reviews on it.

    Personally I love my Sigma but don't expect stellar performance from it. It's a jack of all trade lens so basically it can do almost everything but won't specialise in anything. Problems like distortion, low contrast, sharpness and saturation can be fixed in post processing. But there is no way around other problems like slow low light focusing, high f number at the long end, lens creep etc.

    My advice is to shoot RAW and fix some of its problems in post processing.

    Enjoy the range the lens gives and you'll love it...simple!!!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for your advice...

    indeed the Nikon 18-200 will cost me an arm and leg... and I have already paid for the D90 and I just want an all purpose lens for my general indoor and outdoor photography. I find the sigma 18-200 perfect for my requirement and easy on my pocket. :P

    I just hope it will perform well with me :P and I will keep your advice on post processing the photographs.

    great blog you have and thanks for the advice :)

  1. Stained says:

    Thanks and you're welcome!!

  1. Anonymous says:

    and this i gotta say has out done my efforts with the paint and canvas.
    superb shot!

    how else do i get it done now my brain is going up and down my head!

  1. Stained says:


    And get what done???

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