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Orion on Kodak Gold, just a test

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#1 j.gardavsky

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Posted 25 November 2019 - 05:17 PM

Hello all,

 

checking out the old pics, I have found a test pic of Orion on the Kodak Gold 200ASA negative film captured through the 35nm H-Alpha wide passband filter mounted on the Leica Summicron 2/50, tracked 15 minutes with AstroTrack.

 

The light pollution dome has been pretty bright, but some nebulae are still visible.

Maybe, I will return to the classic film AP in next year to have some fun,

 

JG

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Posted 25 November 2019 - 05:44 PM

That is a cool picture.  And a reminder of how sky glow used to saturate our images on film.   Thanks for posting !


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Posted 25 November 2019 - 06:34 PM

Nice :)
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Posted 26 November 2019 - 12:40 AM

Nice image..

The wide pass filters do a good job cutting through some sky glow..


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Posted 28 November 2019 - 05:06 PM

Hello all,

 

another 2 old pics through the the 4/300 (Zeiss Jena) and Leica 180mm APO and Kodak Gold found

 

Dumbbell.gif

 

Eagle and Swan.gif

 

Thanks for looking,

JG


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Posted 30 November 2019 - 08:22 PM

Yes, very cool photo of Orion. 

 

Hopefully you'll find some more from the archives. 

 

 Thomas


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Posted 01 December 2019 - 06:11 AM

Thank you Thomas!

 

Weather and time permitting, I will restart the classic AP, taking wide and ultrawide pics of the fields with the EN nebuale.

 

Clear skies,

JG



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Posted 20 February 2020 - 09:22 PM

A 2/50 'Chron and the 180 APO? You have good taste for lenses! There is a shop nearby with an display case full of unusual lenses that are more for show than sale, and they have an old Zeiss/Voigtlander collaboration 4/200 for the Contaflex bayonet mount cameras. There is just something delightful about old German glass!


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Posted 20 February 2020 - 09:41 PM

like in the good old days,
my time lol.lol.gif


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Posted 08 March 2020 - 05:00 AM

Hello friends,

 

now I've got a pre-owned Lumicon H-Alpha edge filter for my old Leica 2.8/300 telelens,

so I will restart the AP on classic films, just for fun,

 

JG


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Posted 09 March 2020 - 12:22 PM

Yup, this should read "old Leica 2.8/180 lens

Hello friends,

 

now I've got a pre-owned Lumicon H-Alpha edge filter for my old Leica 2.8/300 telelens,

so I will restart the AP on classic films, just for fun,

 

JG

Sorry,

JG
 


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Posted 09 February 2021 - 11:17 PM

Hello friends,

 

now I've got a pre-owned Lumicon H-Alpha edge filter for my old Leica 2.8/300 telelens,

so I will restart the AP on classic films, just for fun,

 

JG

Have you been able to shoot any more? It sounds like you have some great Leica classics in your collection.  I actually inherited a summicron 50mm and a Leitz elmarit 135mm and 35mm from my grandfather who actually lived in Germany most of his life and brought them to the US.  They are built extremely well and I just got an adapter to use them on my Sony so Im excited to use them for astrophotography. If he were still alive I bet he would be thrilled to see what you can do with stardust photons these days. I hope to expand my collection one day, that 180mm APO you use will always be on my wish list. It seems like an amazing lens, the image above looks very well corrected. 


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Posted 10 February 2021 - 05:46 AM

Have you been able to shoot any more? It sounds like you have some great Leica classics in your collection.  I actually inherited a summicron 50mm and a Leitz elmarit 135mm and 35mm from my grandfather who actually lived in Germany most of his life and brought them to the US.  They are built extremely well and I just got an adapter to use them on my Sony so Im excited to use them for astrophotography. If he were still alive I bet he would be thrilled to see what you can do with stardust photons these days. I hope to expand my collection one day, that 180mm APO you use will always be on my wish list. It seems like an amazing lens, the image above looks very well corrected. 

Hello Wes,

 

still keeping the old Leica R7, and the lenses 2/50 and 2.8/180, and the APO 2x extender.

Tracking with the old AstroTrac, purchased long time ago at OPT corp.

 

Not much time left for the classic astro phtography, as I have been, and I am doing, mostly visual.

 

Clear skies,

JG



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Posted 10 March 2021 - 03:34 AM

Nice, you captured Barnards Loop. Many years ago messing around with Ektachrome 400 I also caught it in a guided 10 or 15 minute exposure, with an old Pentax MX with the 50mm 1.7 lens - and no filters. While Ektachrome was quite red-sensitive, and its reciprocity failure was savage it was quite useful with a fast sharp lens.


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