as always great shot but i have a question not just to you but to all my fellow photo people..
i had my camera set up on the tripod, 200mm, played with the exposure and everything, even had the remote for the shutter as to avoid vibration, and my moon pics still come out as just a blurry ball of light? what am i doing wrong? when i look through the viewfinder it looks good but after i take it, not so good.. advice please? thank you in advance
You're probably just overexposing the image - the moon is brighter than you'd think and if you have your metering set so it averages the whole scene (the rest of it being the night sky) then it will let too much light in.
So, either reduce the aperture or decrease the exposure time - and maybe try changing your metering to spot and meter straight off the moon.
LOL - I remember my 1st time shooting the moon and I had the same problem and someone here told about about the settings being:
and that help tremendously.
Like Kdwallace said, you are probably over exposing the pictures. Try using the settings I mentioned above and automatically you should see a big improvement. When it come to the moon you have to under expose it to get the results you want.
But you can also try to do stuff like f/9 iso 200 or alternate for best result but start where I told you and you should be straight!