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Old 18-03-2021, 01:37 PM
jahnpahwa (JP)
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Moon and paddocks

I recently dug out a couple of old film cameras and ran a roll of Ilford HP5 through one to see if it was still working. It seems fine, and with the correct batteries the metering seems about right too.

I found a bloke on cloudy nights who was able to send me a T-ring for these cameras, and am looking forward to what I can show (of Carina perhaps?) with a sensitive film loaded and a long single exposure.

This is the moon over the Murrumbidge valley, just outside of Canberra... actually, I think the fields you see are in NSW around Wallaroo.
Olympus OM2n, Zuiko 50/f1.8 at f16, Ilford HP5 handheld

The fun I've had over the past few weeks with film, going places to shoot and having the kids come along with the digital cameras has shown that its much more (young) family friendly than astro, so I've offlaoded a scope and some other gear and picked up a bigger camera that will hopefully bring some good landscape results.

I wonder if anyone here shoots film for astro anymore?
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