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Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by a350, Jul 12, 2009.
Went down to see the shuttle go up today but it didn't happen, maybe next time.
Wow I can almost see the astronauts you got so close!
He obviously didnt put on his zoom lens because the shuttle wasnt launching
The closest a person can get to the shuttle is about 7 miles at a cost of $54 a person, free viewing areas are 12 miles away, which is where we was at.
What lens do you suggest I use so I can see the astronauts?
The photos you usually see of the shuttle are either official NASA photos or from the press, which have to set up there cameras and operate them remotely.
You should really look into it.
Sorry its been a long rubbish day and it was un-needed sarcasm which you did not deserve. But that said, my sarcasm was meant that you cannot even see the shuttle! I would suggest a zoom lens of some substantial length if you want a good photo.
You are correct, no shuttle in photo, too far away and down a bit also.
They are trying again today and I may go down again, haven't decided yet.
I'll use my 300mm to get the closest shot I can, once the thing lights up you can't miss it.
We usually just watch here from the house which is about 120 miles away, so 12 miles away is much closer for us, we will actually hear it from 12 miles, maybe even feel it.
Here are some photos from the same area, Titusville.
How about a crop?
can you use some teleconverters to get an extra range?
Yes, just remember that whatever factor teleconversion lens you get, also multiplies the maximum aperture by that factor. ie if you get a 2.0x teleconverter with a lens with a maximum aperture of f/4, your max aperture is now f/8. Just something to keep in mind. Depending on the lens you can also lose autofocus capability.
Yup, I forgot to mention that
Made it down to see a launch, a night one.
Was very cool.
Brilliant shot, I went to see the launch in May and it was truly amazing.
So what is that? About a 70-210?
Great shots here, BTW!!!
you dont want to be close......for obvious reasons
I once got to see a night launch when I was little. It was awesome.
btw nice night photo a350
when i was little we got to go see a shuttle land, but i've never seen one take off
Used a 500mm f8 mirror reflex lens