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Old 09-18-2012, 09:28 AM   #41
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Two is allegedly the Milky Way Galaxy (that's me in the middle ). Blurrier than I hoped for but I find it interesting how the different colours of the stars show up.
The colors of the stars may be a result of the light being "bent" as it goes through your lens. You see that in many refracting telescopes, but not so much in reflecting telescopes. Reflecting telescopes us a mirror to magnify the stars, then a small lens to focus. A refracting telescope uses multiple lens, resulting in the light being bent more....similar to light passing through a prism.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:39 AM   #42
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Canon has come out with the SX160is just in time for my birthday. While my SX110is has served me well, it is showing signs of wear and will become my backup camera. I really like the small size and versatility of this camera series from Canon.
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:21 PM   #43
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*a further problem with focusing and maintaining a good stance while crouched behind an upward-pointing camera is that I tend to drink beer while I wait for it to become full dark. I usually commence this activity around three in the afternoon. However I realize this problem is best solved by a wife or some other form of adult supervision rather than by an experienced photographer...


Hey, wait a minute.....that might be my problem, also.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:27 PM   #44
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And, I love the blueish tint that showed up just a few minutes later.
very nice !
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:56 PM   #46
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Great thread and photos everyone! I was using a point and shoot for several years (Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5):



Decided I had the photography bug and wanted something better, but didn't want to start off with a huge investment, so in March I purchased an excellent condition used Pentax K-7. For my first lens I purchased the Pentax 18-135mm which is working well as a walk around lens. I have since purchased a tripod and remote. Next will be a good flash and then additional lenses.






Lots to learn!!!
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Great thread and photos everyone! I was using a point and shoot for several years (Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5):



Decided I had the photography bug and wanted something better, but didn't want to start off with a huge investment, so in March I purchased an excellent condition used Pentax K-7. For my first lens I purchased the Pentax 18-135mm which is working well as a walk around lens. I have since purchased a tripod and remote. Next will be a good flash and then additional lenses.






Lots to learn!!!


please pick a dozen of each of those and send them to my dw in my name to her workplace !
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Here are a few of my shots taken in Jasper on Panoramio, a couple of them are on Google Earth as well if you want to see them there. I have a Nikon D80 with a bunch of lenses.
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Beautiful work, Coops1.
How do you like the D80 ?
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