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Re: EOS not good for NASA?
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2013, 10:29:50 PM »
Does anyone know what the Hubble uses...it takes some really beautiful photos :)
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« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2013, 10:32:39 PM »
Not sure but maybe they used a Flourite corrective lens

Does anyone know what the Hubble uses...it takes some really beautiful photos :)

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« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2013, 10:53:16 PM »
You're right! I remember that they originally got a bad copy (de-centered or bad AFMA or something?) and some astronauts had to go up and fix it (still under warranty I think) ;D
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Re: EOS not good for NASA?
« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2013, 10:03:42 AM »
I'm friends with the Hadfield family and Chris http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Hadfield is on the ISS right now. Through his younger brother- I shot him an email and posed your question. This was his reply:

Hi Flip and Doug!

We’ve had Nikons for decades, they work well. We’ve also had Linhof, Arriflex and Hasselblad, but for simplicity we just have the one make here now. The bodies are D2 and D3, and we have a variety of lenses, from fish eye to 400 mm. Lets us take some impressive photography of the Earth.

All the best from Mach 25

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Re: EOS not good for NASA?
« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2013, 10:31:46 AM »
Great. After lens envy and body envy, I now got location envy. Badly.
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« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2013, 10:34:08 AM »
Great. After lens envy and body envy, I now got location envy. Badly.
Try being friends with an astronaut. No matter what you've accomplished in life- you'll always feel like an under-achiever.  ;)
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« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2013, 10:36:44 AM »
I'll take your word for it, thanks very much ;D
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Re: EOS not good for NASA?
« Reply #37 on: January 17, 2013, 10:40:21 AM »
Great. After lens envy and body envy, I now got location envy. Badly.

+1  :P
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« Reply #38 on: January 17, 2013, 11:37:23 AM »
Landscape photography from orbit...takes it to a whole different level.  ;)

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Re: EOS not good for NASA?
« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2013, 12:49:24 PM »
That's alright. After watching a documentary it appears the CIA uses canon gear so it's all good lol
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Re: EOS not good for NASA?
« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2013, 12:54:23 PM »
I thought they were using Canon in the space episode of The Big Bang Theory

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« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2013, 04:04:12 PM »
The first astronaut was a monkey 8)
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Re: EOS not good for NASA?
« Reply #42 on: January 19, 2013, 04:18:28 PM »
EOS not good for NASA?

Hey, wait a minute!!  That I have to answer!   ;D

see http://tinyurl.com/eos-game-images

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Re: EOS not good for NASA?
« Reply #43 on: January 19, 2013, 04:25:30 PM »
It means nothing. RED claim they have 21-stop DR sensor, so why not use a video camera instead? May be just personal taste, there is always someone who stands beyond decisions. The price may be the factor as well.

EDIT: I haven't seen exact number 21, but here's the topic with a screenshot: Enter the Dragon

That's a 21 stop chart, the Dragon is theoretically 20 but they're saying it'll be closer to 18 usable stops.  But that's still what the Epic does in HDRx mode at this point, so having that kinda DR native is insane.
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Re: EOS not good for NASA?
« Reply #44 on: January 19, 2013, 05:35:57 PM »
I thought it was a dog.  Russian I believe.

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« Reply #44 on: January 19, 2013, 05:35:57 PM »