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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 3:15 am    Post subject: Three Rocket Launches Reply with quote

I think I'm pretty well settled on a lineup for remote cameras until/if I start getting some of these lenses killed. In order of focal length:

Tamron SP Adaptall-2 17/3.5
H.Zuiko 24/2.8 (with a MC front element)
G.Zuiko 28/3.5
Super-Takumar 35/3.5
Yashica ML 50/1.4
Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 55/1.8
Sigma 90/2.8
Pre-AI Nikkor-Q 200/4
Tamron Adaptall-2 80-210 103A

Not all of them are featured here today, but they'll make their appearances often enough.

The following were shot for Spaceflight Insider.

April 14 - Atlas V 551 - AFSPC-11

H.Zuiko 24/2.8


Yashica ML 50/1.4


Nikkor-Q 200/4


April 18 - Falcon 9 - TESS

Yashica ML 50/1.4


H.Zuiko 24/2.8


May 11 - Falcon 9 Block 5 - Bangabandhu-1

Sigma 90/2.8 Macro


Super-Takumar 35/3.5


Yashica ML 50/1.4


PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are great photos!

Can you tell us some more about you remote rigging.
Do you use film bodies or digital?


PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always amazing what you do!! Like 1 Like 1 Like 1


PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kansalliskalaCafe wrote:
These are great photos!

Can you tell us some more about you remote rigging.
Do you use film bodies or digital?


Thanks.

They're digital bodies. Each camera is set up in boxes like this:



Each box has velcro mounting points for triggers, dew heater controllers and external battery packs. When something isn't in use, reflective insulation panels are attached to the velcro to keep the box from becoming a greenhouse. Arca-style hardware is used to mount the cameras and tripods. Each box is also fitted with a carry handle and some reinforcing braces. For triggering, I put together my own timed sound-activated triggers.


PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

is the orange color for visibility of the cameras?


PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whow, impressive images!
Great to see your setup too!


PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Incredible images Exclamation


PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kansalliskalaCafe wrote:
is the orange color for visibility of the cameras?


I have gray and blue boxes also, but those two orange ones were ordered directly from the manufacturer so I'd have a few hi-vis options on hand.