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#1 Michal1

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 05:17 PM

I have found time to process a few photos from 2018:

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Summer Milky Way taken with the 55mm SMC lens. Pentax 6x7, f/5.6, 70 min, Kodak E200 film. It is interesting to compare it with the 2x2 mosaic of the same region taken with the 105 mm lens:

https://www.astro.cz...ageViewsIndex=1

The field of view is about the same but the resolution of the mosaic is double.

 

I wasn't satisfied with the color rendering of this shot of the Great Rift:

https://www.astro.cz...ift400.jpg.html

So here is a new version that I like better

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400mm ED IF lens, f/4, 40 min

 

This one is a part of a future 2x1 mosaic of the neighborhood of Cepheus. I have to find more time to finalize it. 

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Takumar 105mm, f/4, 45min

 

Finally, the Pegasus constellation:

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SMC 55mm, f/5.6, 75 min


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Posted 27 July 2020 - 08:03 PM

Michael,

Great work as always..

When are you going to do an all sky mosaic @105mm



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Posted 27 July 2020 - 11:06 PM

Great to see more film images. Well done as usual. Keep them coming when you can.

 

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 04:50 AM

Always good to see your efforts Michal.   The E200 is holding up.  Classic colors!

 

It's been five years since ive done astro with film.  I'm out a sync now.  Maybe once again some day.

 

Keep doing the work.  It's very good.

 

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#5 Michal1

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 06:59 PM

Thanks to all for your support!

 

When are you going to do an all sky mosaic @105mm

lol.gif In my retirement maybe? Loooong time remaining! This year, I have taken 2 shots of the comet through clouds, the last year 10, and then the camera broke down. I have considered something smaller, a mosaic of the sky visible from my site at the end of summer. This is when the weather is still relatively good and the nights are long. Actually, your question has hinted me that I might have enough photos in my archive for making big a mosaic of the Milky Way. I will see what I can do.

 

It's been five years since ive done astro with film.  I'm out a sync now.  Maybe once again some day.

Can you expand on why you are taking this long break? Perhaps this would help me to avoid the same mistakes or to get prepared. Have you reached all your goals with film already? Did other interests win?
 



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Posted 02 August 2020 - 07:01 PM

realy nice photos , thanks .



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Posted 07 August 2020 - 08:00 PM

 

 

Can you expand on why you are taking this long break? Perhaps this would help me to avoid the same mistakes or to get prepared. Have you reached all your goals with film already? Did other interests win?
 

 

 

Hi Michal.  By choice mostly.  I have not quit film.  Quite the contrary, I have shot more film in the last five years than perhaps the previous decade.   Just not astrophotography. 

 

I'm doing less medium format and more large format.  Most of the images would probably not interest many, but I am enjoying myself.  I may do some astrophotography in the future, but I'm pretty much over it.  I shoot a few digital astro frames occasionally.  My recent shot of Comet NEOWISE made the front page of my local paper. 

 

I no longer shoot color film, just b&w.  I still do long exposure work, but of the night landscapes.   I may post a frame or two later.

 

Good to see you continuing your usual good work.  



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Posted 13 August 2020 - 03:25 PM

Nice Michael, nice to see some film stuff.
I used to have a darkroom years ago and miss film.

I still haven't figured out digital, LOL

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Posted 20 August 2020 - 11:44 AM

Interesting, I haven't shot the 400 EDIF wide open yet.  Usually I'm using it at 5.6.

 

Have you had any issues with PF on it at that aperture?




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