How to take pic of the moon? Easy..just grab your Olympus E3 or watever slr and the longest tele lens you can find. In this case i use Zuiko 70-300mm which is equivalent to (140-600mm in 35mm format equivalent)
Tripod? nah u dont really need it..or do you? actually tripod will make your picture sharper but you can still take the moon pic without a tripod. It is not the de facto reason why u cant take a pic of the moon without a tripod present.
Setiing is easy.. u see without a tripod u have to play with iso, shutter speed and aperture. The shutter speed must be boost to iso200 and 400 since i am not using the tripod in this scenario and ideally i should use 1/300 but tat would make my pic very dark. So i selected 1/100 +-
Aperture is a no brainer thingy. Select the biggest aperture u have...to me f3.5 is bigger than f7 just in case if have a diff idea..
Well happy shooting..