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03-29-2012, 01:17 AM   #6826
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QuoteOriginally posted by MobiusOne Quote
I ended up buying the rewind knob and shaft, and it cost more than I got the camera for
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Great photographs posted here lately. My favorites are Minnie Mouse and the Saab. Two very different scenes but they made me think about them for a while after seeing them!
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Ferrania 400, KX and M 50mm 1.4
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Ferrania 400, KX and M 50mm 1.4
Very nice! It has a "turn of the next to the last century" look to it.


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Ferrania 400, KX and M 50mm 1.4
look at that grain....love it.
04-01-2012, 11:48 AM   #6831
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Classic Pentax Astrophotography

"The Great Orion Nebula"



An example of astrophotography, the old fashioned way. All equipment was traditional 1970's Pentax gear. The Spotmatic has been at the service of my astrophotography for almost 30 years and has been through some harsh times. A CLA in 2006 made it like new again. The tracking platform for the time exposure is a vintage Meade 2080 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain that was I purchased new in 1983. If you compare the above image to modern DSLR's I think you will agree, that the best Pentax camera for astrophotography is still a film camera. Viva Film!

A satellite coincided with the time exposure and can be seen running diagonal across the frame.

Date: March 12, 2012
Equipment: Pentax Spotmatic II 35mm SLR with 300mm f/4 SMC Takumar wide open. Camera piggybacked on Meade 2080 SCT.
Tracking: Manually corrected via illuminated reticle eyepiece and drive corrector.
Sensor: Kodak GA 100-7 ISO 100 (Gold 100)
Exposure: 30 minutes (continuous)
Sky Quality: SQM 21.4 mags/sq arc sec. Mag limit 6.7 + at zenith
Location: Flanders Pond Observatory, East Sullivan, Maine
04-01-2012, 12:43 PM   #6832
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Second part of a small series. Same Place, same day, same time... different film. ;-)

Today: Agfa. Sunburn, anyone? ;-)



Pentax LX with m28, Agfa Vista 200. No other post-processing except resizing.
Picture is linked to blog entry with more pictures.

Coming soon: Fuji Velvia.
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Nightfly - that is so awesome. I love the detail you can get. Not knowing anything about astrophotography - so the camera is mounted to a telescope? (The Meade 2080?)

Jussi - wow, I love that one and the grain complements that scene really well.

Here are some from my first roll through the KM that I got from Colton. Shooting with 400 film in direct sun at noon is probably not one of my finer photographic decisions. :P Still, the film handled the range really well and I also love how I could get the swingset photos in focus really easily. (My DSLR requires manual focus and swingset shots invariably turn out poorly.)

Pentax KM, Fuji (Walmart) 400, Super Takumar 1.8/55, Development/scans from Costco.


Blowing kisses.


Proving she can swing AND drink at the same time.

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turboseize - that's nice the way you have it set up - like the OOF guy in background.
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Nightfly - that is so awesome. I love the detail you can get. Not knowing anything about astrophotography - so the camera is mounted to a telescope? (The Meade 2080?)
Thank you. The camera and lens ride "piggyback" atop the telescope. The telescope and its associated drive equipment "track" to compensate for the earth's rotation. While that is going on the camera's shutter is open and accumulating light onto the film, stars in perfect registration.



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turboseize - that's nice the way you have it set up - like the OOF guy in background.
Thank you.

Staging a casual scene so that it looks "casual" seems to be rather demanding, and I'm really happy it worked so well.
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Terrific shot, Jussi.
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another angle from the same location of the previous photo
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As I said in the M-thread: this photo evokes appetite. Looks like I should give precisa a try. :-)
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