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04-03-2012, 02:07 PM   #6841
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote


Ferrania 400, KX, M 50/1.4
Love the Ferrania...appreciate the self-portrait!


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04-03-2012, 09:13 PM   #6842
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QuoteOriginally posted by nightfly Quote
"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

this is amazing work.

amazing, but i knew nothing with astronomical photography.

mind tell me what is this? >> The tracking platform for the time exposure is a vintage Meade 2080 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain and this

Tracking: Manually corrected via illuminated reticle eyepiece and drive corrector.
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Long time, no post... Just two for now:


(Pentax 645n + FA 75/2.8 + Ilford HP5+400 @800)


(Pentax MZ-S + Tamron 28-75/2.8 + Rollei RPX400 @400)

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04-04-2012, 01:38 PM   #6844
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QuoteOriginally posted by Hertizel Quote
Long time, no post... Just two for now:


(Pentax 645n + FA 75/2.8 + Ilford HP5+400 @800)


(Pentax MZ-S + Tamron 28-75/2.8 + Rollei RPX400 @400)
Excellent portrait.

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+ 1 on the portrait

#2 however really does it for me - that's Art Photography with the capital A and P!
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Ferrania 400, KX, M 50/1.4


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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
Ferrania 400, KX, M 50/1.4


I like!!

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very much so...

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Thanks, we were fortunate to have several foggy mornings recently, and eventually I made it out before work one morning





KX, Ferrania 400, M 50/1.4 once more - the Ferrania is mildly expired
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since this is a film thread, i just thought i would throw this out there... what is your favorite film to shoot with. lets keep this current, im sure a lot of you had a "go-to" film that is no longer in production. lets face it we are a dying breed. what is still being made that gives you your favorite results(even if they are querky or super grainy)???
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QuoteOriginally posted by wehavenowaves! Quote
since this is a film thread, i just thought i would throw this out there... what is your favorite film to shoot with. lets keep this current, im sure a lot of you had a "go-to" film that is no longer in production. lets face it we are a dying breed. what is still being made that gives you your favorite results(even if they are querky or super grainy)???
Colour: Ektar 100.
BW. I don't really have one although I do like BW400CN for cameras which less reliable shutters, and the CHS Art range if there is plenty of light. A "standard" all purpose BW film would be something like Ilford Delta 100.

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QuoteOriginally posted by mehanikaloptikal Quote
first excursion into AF adventure... can't rely on my feeble eyes to do the proper work of low light manual focusing anymore... Seven That Spells@Kset, Zagreb

Nikon F80, Nikkor AF 50/1.8D, HP5+@3200 in Rodinal 1+25, scanned on Canon 8400F
Please forgive me for replying to a post from 10 days ago (#6820). I am far behind in reading this thread. How on Earth did you get HP5+ @ 3200 to show so little grain?!?! I get bigger grain than that when shooting it at 400! I know many people say Rodinal is magical; is that the secret, or did you also do some post-processing to reduce grain? Your grain is almost as small as I usually see in my pictures made on the slow local film from over there (Efke KB25/KB50). I develop everything in Ilfosol 3, which is general purpose and not usually referred to as magical but is what my local store sells. *sigh*
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