Moonshot with my apex predator 'wildlife' lens

Those that are keeping up with the posts will know that I bought myself an apex predator 'wildlife' lens for Christmas—post is here if you missed it.

It turns out this lens is not too shabby when it comes to taking snaps of the moon in daylight.

This shot was taken hand-held at 210mm (which is effectively 315mm on a half-frame camera) at about 7:30 p.m. At this time the sun is still about two hands above the horizon—so it is basically still daylight. I was using my Sony a6300 at ISO640. The aperture is f6.3 (which is as wide as this lens goes at full zoom) and the shutter speed was 1/350th.

The picture here is at 1:1 when viewed full size and is a 1,032 x 768 pixel crop from the original 6,000 x 4,000 24MP capture.

Also, this is from the in-camera JPG. It was not taken RAW!

So, all in all, I think this is kind of good for this lens which is rated as a 'kit lens'—which in camera-speak puts is just under mid-range.