First photo with new scope
Posted 02 March 2006 - 09:21 PM
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You show two things...
1. Film is still a very viable medium.
2. The LXD75 works.
Did you image through the 10" SN and guide with the 105 or the other way around?
Posted 03 March 2006 - 09:07 AM
Posted 03 March 2006 - 09:40 AM
Can I DL a copy of the original, untouched, uncropped negative?
Posted 03 March 2006 - 05:07 PM
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Posted 03 March 2006 - 05:33 PM
As far as the saturation - I think you have an EXCELLENT image... and you're right, going deeper may not do much. Your framing is SPOT on, considering that the image was not visible in your camera... OUTDTANDING job.
E200 is such a great film! Boy I wish I had this stuff back in the early 80's when I was first starting out.
What are you scanning with?
Oh yeh.. about the image reversal... just flip it in photoshop!
Posted 03 March 2006 - 05:41 PM
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Posted 05 March 2006 - 11:02 AM
So... what can we do to modify the back to stop reflected light?
My OM-1 has a shiny black backing... how can we flatten it to reduce reflection but not add anything that will scratch the slide? Would flat black paint work, or will it scratch or flake off?
Lineman.. my house and observatory in NM is vacant at the moment. You are welcome to go out and stay out there for a week and enjoy 6.6 skies with 70-75% chance of them being clear every night (>80% in May). You can se M33 with your naked eyes. Or drive southeast for just over an hour and reach 7.6 to 8.0 skies - so dark, the Milky way casts a shadow and confuses some into thinking it's dawn. Anyway, the home is empty, and just sitting there collecting dust.
Posted 05 March 2006 - 02:04 PM
An awesome shot! I love it. Great focus - the whole thing has a very 3D effect to it. Can't wait to see more!
About the uneven illumination, you may need a focal reducer/field flattener to eliminate and provide a nice, evenly illuminated 35mm frame. I use one made by Borg. You can get more info here but you'll probably need to contact Ted at Hutech to get the specs about attaching it your scope.
Great stuff! I hope to some day get out under a nice dark sky for hour long exposures. Keep up the great work and I am really looking forward to more of your shots.
Posted 05 March 2006 - 02:31 PM
Hey Corn... that's the first time anyone has explained that. Thanks!
So... what can we do to modify the back pain to stop reflected light?
You don't need to worry about this - films have an anti-halation layer specifically designed to prevent the back scatter that you're discussing.
Posted 05 March 2006 - 04:11 PM
Besides, how exacly does this "anti-halation" layer work?
After it has been developed you can see through it that would indicate that the back scatter is possible (unless this layer gets removed during development), no?
Posted 05 March 2006 - 04:17 PM
It is removed during processing. Sacrifice a piece of unexposed film - it isn't clear, it has an opaque backing.