November 30, 2006

Copernicus & Eratosthenes

Camera: Fuji FinePix S602z
Telescope: 12” Meade RDX400 (24mm eyepiece)
Date: 29th November 2006
Location: Physical Sciences Quadrangle, Campus
Shutter: 1/15s
Aperture: F/2.8
ISO: 400
Comments: Spot metering, manual focus. The camera was held to the eyepiece, the fading around the edges is because this; the camera has a much bigger “iris” than the eyepiece was designed for.
Post-processing: Cropped, B&W points corrected

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  1. There’s a physical sciences quadrangle on campus?

    30 Nov 2006, 20:20

  2. sophie egleton

    i dont want my boyf photographing near naked women with you! so there!

    30 Nov 2006, 20:31

  3. Mark Jarvis

    Well that’s me told…. shes a bit tipsy though…

    I didn’t realise you had started up the photoblog again! Keep up the good work!

    For telescope shots you might want to look up “F-Adapters” (I think they are called). They have lens/filter threads like a UV or PL filter to bolt onto the front of your camera but fit onto where the eyepiece should go on a telescope. So where you would normally put a new eyepiece in, you can shove your camera lens instead… Don’t know if they are any good or if you still get the aperture problem with powerful telescopes or if they have any corrective optics, but they seem fairly cheap. Seen a few photos using spotting scopes with countryside landscapes and they looked quite impressive. With an astronomical telescope, you could at least say that your camera has 650x optical zoom…

    30 Nov 2006, 21:41

  4. I found some called T-adapters, but I don’t have an SLR so I don’t think it’ll screw on as well. My finepix has a 55mm holder for the filters.

    As for sophie, tipsiness is no excuse! And I understand the women in question are fully clothed, just gorgeous. If they are any good then I’ll post the pictures here =)

    01 Dec 2006, 00:23

  5. Mark Jarvis

    I thought filter threads were standardised regardless of it being SLR or EVF etc. I have a 58mm thread on my Canon after buying an adapter tube. Anything 58mm seems to fit snug regardless of what it what it was designed for.

    01 Dec 2006, 11:29

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