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Landscape / Re: LIGHTNING PHOTOS
« on: August 22, 2014, 05:40:04 PM »
A couple of my favorites

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: August 19, 2014, 10:19:39 AM »
I really didn't do this one justice, but thought every one here would enjoy it. Looked like a rain out so I wasn't expecting anything and of course the best things happen when least prepared. By the time I retrieved the camera it was fading fast, so just a few quick shots . This is probably 1/3 the intensity that it started at, I am not very good at color adjustment the red was actually much deeper than it came out.

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: August 18, 2014, 01:52:55 PM »
Thanks Click and Candyman. This one was almost cheating, if the storms hold off you knew it would happen. Just a matter of not blowing it, which I am more than capable of doing. ::)

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: August 18, 2014, 11:39:03 AM »
From my backyard, not really very interesting ( or pretty) , but the sky really caught fire. 4 shot pano I really wish I had taken more

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EOS Bodies / Re: SL1 as a "travel" body
« on: August 13, 2014, 01:45:02 PM »
I always thought the SL-1 looked interesting for use on a telescope with its low weight. How is the iso performance ? I use the 5DmIII for wide field but still use the 40D when I need to get closer ( and lighter), and it stinks above iso 800.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Help..
« on: July 22, 2014, 01:26:00 PM »
try updating it thru the EOS utility. That way you can bypass the card.

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Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: July 18, 2014, 12:15:40 PM »
It was raining and he looked tired

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This is the best I have so far. I built a rail but this one was done with DSLR Controller. Still has a few artifacts but I  think some more playing with both processing and shooting parameters I'll get there eventually.

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: July 18, 2014, 11:22:06 AM »
A recent picture of Richmond Castle in the Yorkshire Dales, Northern England.

5DII + 28/1.8 @ about f5.6

Now that's one I would like to have on my wall.

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Photography Technique / Re: Help: lightning photography?
« on: July 18, 2014, 11:19:02 AM »
I use a detector. I tried several and this one works best http://www.togastro.com/toga_ld.html . Mine is one of their prototypes, but I assume the new ones work as well. Really makes it simple, set the camera up where it is protected, then get somewhere where you are safe. Nothing bets a good lightning storm.  :)

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Landscape / Re: Deep Sky Astrophotography
« on: July 17, 2014, 03:07:09 PM »
 Thanks traingineer,
           I have alot of projects planed for this combo ( 5DIII and 300) , My favoite night sky is now though January.

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Landscape / Re: Deep Sky Astrophotography
« on: July 16, 2014, 05:48:38 PM »
Thanks Click, I really enjoyed getting out to take this.

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Landscape / Re: Deep Sky Astrophotography
« on: July 16, 2014, 04:20:54 PM »
 Thanks Jrista for starting this thread it made finally get started setting my stuff back up. I haven't set my mount up in 4 years, moved and a permanent setup has always been on the to do list (but at the bottom). The long 4th weekend gave me time to unpack and setup temporally to tryout were I might want a permanent mounting. This is a wide field (about 75% crop) of the area around the Trfid and Lagoon nebulae. This is about the southern edge of my usable sky were I have it now. 84 frames at 800 iso, 30sec , 300 2.8l is , 5DIII, on an Atlus EQ-G processed with Images Plus. Alignment needs work but it has mostly been cloudy since.
   

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Landscape / Re: jrista et al, Why Astrophotography?
« on: July 16, 2014, 03:58:44 PM »
  Boy am I feeling old.. Astrophotography was the first thing that interested me.  I bought an OM-1, had a 12.5" reflector made, and bought a Bill Schaefer mount. Used to cook my film myself.

  I am so behind times, it is amazing how technology has taken over. I got into computers when analog to digital was coming into play. Writing software for machines.

  I still have all my old equipment. Is there a way to computerize the old Schaefer mount. It has an old drive corrector that works. But, it is ancient.
 
  Been thinking about having the mirror re-coated on the reflector, and playing around with it some.

  Gary

 Scott Rosen srosen@frazmtn.com might be able to help you with your mount. His site says he has put steppers on his Schaefer.

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If your willing to do a little surgery, you could wire the push button circuit to a sync cord and trigger the remote camera that way.   

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