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[Tutorials] How to shoot Moon with Xiaomi phones without Moon mode, or any third party apps.

2019-07-24 01:51:38
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Hi Xiaomi users waiting for moon mode :)
You should use MI8/MI8 Pro for this tutorial, it works on these phones, i don't know if it works on any other Xiaomi phones, submit your photos, and your phone type, and i will edit this list below:

Currently working on:
Xiaomi MI 8/MI 8 Pro.
Redmi Note 7
Mi Mix 3
Probably all the phones with Pro mode, and telephoto lens.
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(Xiaomi MI 9 and the other xiaomi phones that got moon mode, is not getting on the list)

Step #1:
Make sure, it's dark outside, and you can see the moon properly :)
Step #2:
Open your phone's camera, and change mode to Manual/Pro. Make sure every settings in manual mode is set to default.
Step #3:
Change lens to TELEPHOTO lens, if your phone doesn't have that, then you can try with the wide lens, but then your photo is not going to look good.
Step #4:
Set focus to 100, and ISO to 100, and set the timer to 3s, to avoid any vibrations that came from pressing the shutter button.
Step #5:
Get a tripod, or something where your phone can stand.
Step #6:
Find the moon on your phone camera, should be centered. Zoom in 8x times, if you wan't better looking photo, then use 4-5x times zoom.
Step #7:
The last step, set your shutter speed to 1/125, or 1/60 to get the moon look nice. For me, these 2 shutter speed configs given the best looking photo.

The photo taken with my Xiaomi MI 8:






I hope you liked this little tutorial, thanks for reading it :)
Don't forget to post your photos too.
2019-07-24 01:51:38
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imre96 | from Mi MIX 3

#1

The "moon mode" is a fake software effect just like the 960 fps slow-mo. The 240 fps also looks fake compared to my iPhone 6. (Using a Mi Mix 3 atm)
2019-07-24 02:21:36

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samu126 Author | from MI 8

#2

imre96
The "moon mode" is a fake software effect just like the 960 fps slow-mo. The 240 fps also looks fake compared to my iPhone 6. (Using a Mi Mix 3 atm)

I know, the moon mode is just an ai system, that makes the photo look "pro", but in this tutorial we're talking about Manual/Pro mode, not AI. This is why xiaomi phones, that has moon mode is not getting on the list.
2019-07-24 02:26:46

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King JAy | from Redmi 4X

#3

Interesting
2019-07-24 03:08:19

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imre96 | from Mi MIX 3

#4

samu126
I know, the moon mode is just an ai system, that makes the photo look "pro", but in this tutorial we're talking about Manual/Pro mode, not AI. This is why xiaomi phones, that has moon mode is not getting on the list.

I know I know. Sorry I forgot to thank you. Tonight I'm going to try it out! :)
2019-07-24 04:13:55

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samu126 Author | from MI 8

#5

imre96
I know I know. Sorry I forgot to thank you. Tonight I'm going to try it out! :)

No problem :)
2019-07-24 04:47:11

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I'm Azman | from Mi MIX 2S

#6

Thanks for the tips
2019-07-24 07:40:58

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tZe_vitamin | from Redmi Note 7

#7

It possible to shoot moon with right settings. I didn't use zoom here.. taken with Stock camera and Redmi Note 7.
2019-07-24 11:01:18

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samu126 Author | from MI 8

#8

Thanks for the answer, it's on the list now.
2019-07-24 16:50:29

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imre96 | from Mi MIX 3

#9

Mi Mix 3, I followed your guide but I changed the shutter speed to 1/1000
2019-08-15 05:35:27

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Shivaji Nair | from app

#10

Thanks a lot. I think I got it right
2020-06-05 22:46:36
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