The Hubble is a pretty hefty piece of kit in the meantime...
You've peaked my curiosity now, Graham - I'm off to find some details..!
Yeah - and it has a mirror, too! No wonder NASA had problems with it...Hi Kieth.
Another thought, is it a telescope or a fixed lens camera? Can you put a different body on the lens, or a different lens on the body?
Looking more like a point and shoot every time I think about it!
Hubble Wide Field Camera is quite large - it's just 16 megapixel, though, and it does use a mirror:Hi Kieth.
but how big is that camera, point and shoot or large format?
Just amazing!Hubble Wide Field Camera is quite large - it's just 16 megapixel, though, and it does use a mirror:
There are other different "cameras" onboard.
The largest camera I've seen and used (briefly) is a Sinar 8"x10" one. Here it is while attending a course about landscape photography with large format cameras, the lens and hood have not been attached yet, he was explaining the camera movements. Fully mirrorless, though. In the background the camera suitcase showing the wide angle bellows:
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He has even a larger 20"x24" built I believe by Stenopeika (https://www.stenopeika.com/prodotto/stenopeika-2024se2-folding-camera/), used for wet-collodion plates, but I've just seen the images and not the camera yet.
Photographer Abelardo Morell turns rooms into cameras - he travels just with the few tools needed, first he used a pure pinhole, than he added a lens for clearer result. So it's still portable, aiming it could be a different issue...How about blocking off a corridor at UNB, and creating a 8 foot square pinhole camera? That’s the largest I have seen, and also the least portable.....