Jupiter II

Well after last night’s astrophotography session with a 400mm f/5.6 lens, and 3× teleconverter, I decided to try again with an even longer optical system. I rummaged a 700mm f/11 telescope and used the same 3× teleconverter, for an effective focal length of 2.1m. This provided almost twice the magnification of last night’s setup, albeit […]

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Jupiter

Last night the sky was clear and I noticed that Jupiter was shining brightly. I decided to try and take a photo of it. Being so far away, and not having a proper telescope, this is the best I could manage. It’s blurry but it’s clearly recognisable as everyone’s second-favourite red planet 😉 If you […]

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Sunset in sepia

If you read my blog, you might have seen that I recently posted some pictures from my new camera, the Horseman 980. One of them was a photo of the last few rays of evening sunlight shining through trees before the sun dipped below the horizon. The picture was shot on black & white film, […]

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First go on the Horseman

No, not a man on a horse. My new Horseman 980 field camera! For geeks: it’s a view camera with movements. For normal people: it’s a complicated and fiddly camera, excellent for landscape work. I ran a film through the camera to make sure it was more-or-less working before taking any hard-to-repeat photos. The camera […]

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Horseman 980

Released 1968 This Horseman is my first foray into the world of camera movements. As much as I love my Mamiya RB67 (which is another professional grade medium format camera), it wasn’t always the right tool for every job, and sometimes I needed perspective correction or detailed control of the plane of focus. The Horseman […]

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Horseman 980

Today my latest camera arrived – a Horseman 980. It’s what you might call a field camera. The body of the camera can be adjusted in all sorts of ways to control perspective and focus in the photo. I haven’t had the chance to use it yet since it’s dark outside, but I hope to […]

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