Olympus OM-D cameras have a High Res Shot Mode that takes and stacks multiple exposures to produce a high resolution image of up to 80 MP. This can produce a high resolution image of the moon without having to manually stack the images and it’s really easy to use.
Here is how I did it.
- In “Shooting Menu 2” select High Res Shot and select a delay time to take the exposure after the shutter button is pressed. I used 8 seconds. This will ensure there is no camera movement during the exposure.
- Olympus has both handheld and tripod modes for their Hi Res shots. Tripod mode allows for a higher MP image. Select your mode below the delay time. I used tripod mode.
- Press OK a couple of times to set the selection
- In the Super Control Panel, Select High Res Shot in the Shooting Method.
- Make sure you also select Spot Metering mode. As long as your focus point is on the moon, you won’t blow out the whites in the moon.
- Here are the other cameras settings that I used on my OM-D E-M1 mark III: ISO 200, f/8.0, Aperture Priority, 1/320 of a second exposure time.
That’s all there is to it.
Written by Martin Belan
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