Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
05-19-2012, 04:38 AM   #16
Veteran Member
Nesster's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: NJ USA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 13,047



for some vintage advice

05-19-2012, 05:03 AM   #17
Banned




Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Charleston & Pittsburgh
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,683
Pardon my near constant spelling issues; I'll blame it on my spell check.

Anyone ever run into many film respirocity problems? Filters needed for correction? Or alter enlarger/printer settings?
05-20-2012, 09:16 AM   #18
Veteran Member
Alliecat's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: East of Everywhere, Canada
Posts: 676
Well, I went out last night & tried a few star trails. PERFECT spot... due north over a pond with some trees for interest; a road beside the pond looking NE, & on the other side, an unobstructed southern horizon over a beach with a wee bit of surf. It was a gorgeous night. But, I think I screwed up the exposure. I thought I recalled from a test shot ages ago that for the lenses I have I needed to stop down by 1 -- too late I dug out the photo to check & that was only for the really bright stars which got a bit blown out. So I wound up shooting with the 19-35mm wide angle on 200 film at 5.6 & 4. DUH. I guess I'll have to do them again because probably most of the dimmer stars won't show. They were 25-minute exposures, -ish, with only a wee bit of light pollution, not enough to obscure the Milky Way. But dang, there went 3 hours & I should have looked up that test shot first.
It will be some time before I can get away to get the film developed -- nearest lab makes for an all-day trip
I could piggyback my camera on the telescope for tracking shots, but still... how do you get a non-blurry foreground? Are those composite shots?
05-20-2012, 11:11 AM   #19
Site Supporter
Ex Finn.'s Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southern Maryland.
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 6,065
QuoteOriginally posted by Alliecat Quote
but still... how do you get a non-blurry foreground?
According to photo-me that milky-way landscape was 25 seconds, ISO 2500 and f2.0.
30 seconds or less with a WA lens is not going to show much star-trailing.

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
exposure, f/3.5
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Astrophotography iClick Pentax DSLR Discussion 1122 07-21-2016 09:18 PM
Astrophotography Naturenut Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 4 09-09-2010 07:27 AM
Astrophotography mithrandir Photographic Technique 1 11-26-2009 06:56 PM
K7 And Astrophotography Christopher M.W.T Pentax DSLR Discussion 49 11-25-2009 08:51 AM
Astrophotography elLuiggi Post Your Photos! 0 11-01-2007 05:43 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:00 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top