Friday night, I was so excited to go shoot that big beautiful moon. It was rising fairly early (4:45 PM) and we had crystal-clear skies. I set up my tripod, had a cable release, and was all ready to go.
Tip from the field, folks...skip the $20 Walmart tripods. Each time I asked the camera to focus, the lens motion moved the camera. Each time the shutter tripped, the motion moved the camera. Just a tiny bit, but enough to lose that razor-sharp moon edge I was hoping for. The legs are sturdy, and the mount fits tightly to the camera body, but the mount doesn't fit snugly to the tripod itself. Will be tripod shopping soon!
Shutter: 1/100, f/6.3, ISO 100, 270mm RAW, tripod mount (for what it was worth...)