jupiter and moons

jupiter and moons

Posted Friday 07 October 2011 23:04 Page View Counter 27

jupiter and moons, a photo by brian-dorey on Flickr. Via Flickr: First attempt at photos of a different planet taken in the back garden with Skywatcher EXPLORER-200PDS on a HEQ5 PRO mount. Camera connected directly to telescope. Waiting for a book...

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Time lapse Swanage

Time lapse Swanage

Posted Saturday 16 July 2011 00:12 Page View Counter 27

Converted just under 1000 webcam images from the past few days into a time lapse movie. The webcam takes a photo every 4 minutes and the video is playing back at 30fps.

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Canon MPE 65mm to Sigma EM 140 DG ringflash adapter

Canon MPE 65mm to Sigma EM 140 DG ringflash adapter

Posted Thursday 30 June 2011 22:00 Page View Counter 27

We purchased the Sigma EM-140 DG ring flash a couple of years ago to use on the Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens. The flash mounts on the end of the lens using the supplied adapters but this leaves the flash lights around 30mm in front of the lens. The Canon...

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Acuter Merlin Orion Motorised AZ Mount controlled by a Wii Nunchuk with remote zoom

Acuter Merlin Orion Motorised AZ Mount controlled by a Wii Nunchuk with remote zoom

Posted Sunday 17 October 2010 23:36 Page View Counter 218

We purchased an Acuter Merlin/Orion Motorised AZ Mount to use with our Canon 5D Mk 2 camera on a 50 foot telescopic mast fitted to our Land Rover Defender for high level photography for our new business venture (www.apexviews.co.uk) Initial tests using...

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Merlin Panohead Modifications to take Canon 5D Mk 2

Merlin Panohead Modifications to take Canon 5D Mk 2

Posted Friday 13 August 2010 16:05 Page View Counter 36

Merlin Panohead Modifications to take Canon 5D Mk 2 I recently purchased a Merlin Panohead for using with the 15m telescopic mast which is on order for aerial photography. I found that the Merlin Panohead's standard camera mounting bracket doesn't...

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Yet more dumb uk copyright laws

Yet more dumb uk copyright laws

Posted Sunday 28 February 2010 16:50 Page View Counter 28

Update 05/04/2010 More info about the photography issues for this law on http://www.stop43.org.uk Update 28/02/2010 UK Gov nationalises orphans and bans non-consensual photography in public The Digital Economy Bill is now expected to become...

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360 Panoramic Product Photo Samples

360 Panoramic Product Photo Samples

Posted Saturday 02 January 2010 15:30 Page View Counter 24

These were taken using the full Bowens studio kit to light the item using softboxes and light the background with separate lights to give a more even light over the items. Below are some new samples of what we can do with the rotary table we built for...

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DIY Rotary 360 Table for Product Shots

DIY Rotary 360 Table for Product Shots

Posted Wednesday 30 December 2009 23:19 Page View Counter 29

After looking at various ways to show stock items in a better format for our ecommerce sites we thought it would be good to have 360 rotating images of the items. Commercial systems to do this cost thousands and as we already have a Manfrotto 300N Panoramic...

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DIY Camera Laser Break Beam Trigger MK 2

DIY Camera Laser Break Beam Trigger MK 2

Posted Monday 26 October 2009 11:41 Page View Counter 26

DIY Camera Laser Break Beam Trigger MK 2 A DIY optical camera flash or camera trigger using a laser and PIC Processor based timer circuit. Following from the basic high speed photography trigger we made, we found that it was difficult to be precise...

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DIY Camera Laser Break Beam Trigger

DIY Camera Laser Break Beam Trigger

Posted Sunday 18 October 2009 21:03 Page View Counter 73

A DIY optical camera flash or camera trigger using a laser and basic timer circuit. I have always enjoyed trying to take water drop photos but getting the flash and camera to trigger at the right moment by hand was always very difficult. After researching...

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