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12/08/2011 10:54:35 AM · #1
heh, who wants to go shoot some penguins! not physically, of course...
Ill be in antarctica from dec 12-22, so if anyone will be there... ;)
12/08/2011 10:58:02 AM · #2
oh wow...as tempting as that sounds I think I will have to pass....The fireplace sounds like a better location to me..
12/08/2011 11:19:08 AM · #3
Mail me the pre paid tickets and I'm there :-) Jealous... There are some great trips down there. Post some pics when you get back....
12/08/2011 11:54:28 AM · #4
Definitely jealous. I would love to go on an Antarctic trip. Prolly not gonna happen anytime soon, LOL.
12/08/2011 11:55:42 AM · #5
Yeah, I was checking out trips to Antarctica a few years ago for an eclipse (I think it was) - You must have rich parents... ;-p
12/08/2011 12:09:54 PM · #6
Originally posted by cowboy221977:

oh wow...as tempting as that sounds I think I will have to pass....The fireplace sounds like a better location to me..


Well, it's summertime down there, so temps will be in to 30-degree range most likely; positively balmy, I'd say. Have fun, Nicky!

R.
12/08/2011 02:12:39 PM · #7
Check out this photo of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, taken from the ISS with a Nikon D3 digital camera using a 1200 mm lens.
12/08/2011 02:25:18 PM · #8
Well, that would be summer, right?

I'm thinking Missouri is cold enough for me right now.
12/08/2011 03:21:34 PM · #9
Have a great time, look forward to photos. Wish I could join you!
12/08/2011 05:52:56 PM · #10
Was down there similar dates in 2009 - maybe a week later offset. I think we got lucky with conditions, but it would be an amazing trip regardless. Almost too much good stuff to photograph.
12/08/2011 05:59:08 PM · #11
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Check out this photo of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, taken from the ISS with a Nikon D3 digital camera using a 1200 mm lens.


If the ISS already has that lens who is Canon going to sell their 1200mm lens to?
12/08/2011 06:07:12 PM · #12
Originally posted by yanko:

Originally posted by GeneralE:

Check out this photo of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, taken from the ISS with a Nikon D3 digital camera using a 1200 mm lens.


If the ISS already has that lens who is Canon going to sell their 1200mm lens to?

I don't know -- I just copied and pasted that from the page explaining the photo. I think most of the ISS photos I've seen are taken with 80mm or 400mm lenses -- this is the first reference I've seen of to a 1200mmm. Maybe they bought that Canon lens (it would take a government appropriation) and machined up an adapter ... :-)

Message edited by author 2011-12-08 18:07:40.
12/08/2011 06:34:41 PM · #13
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Maybe they used this one, from Quantary. With the current budget issues, this was probably all the money they had left over...
12/08/2011 09:22:57 PM · #14
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by yanko:

Originally posted by GeneralE:

Check out this photo of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, taken from the ISS with a Nikon D3 digital camera using a 1200 mm lens.


If the ISS already has that lens who is Canon going to sell their 1200mm lens to?

I don't know -- I just copied and pasted that from the page explaining the photo. I think most of the ISS photos I've seen are taken with 80mm or 400mm lenses -- this is the first reference I've seen of to a 1200mmm. Maybe they bought that Canon lens (it would take a government appropriation) and machined up an adapter ... :-)


I just googled the 1200mm canon lens...That thing is huge with a huge price tag. B&H had one but they sold it I assume.
The price started at $120,000 but they reduced the price to $100,000. It also weighs 36.14 lb and is 33 inches in length.
12/08/2011 10:15:14 PM · #15
You'll have a great time!

I went in 2008, one of my best trips ever! A few photos HERE
12/08/2011 10:46:31 PM · #16
Originally posted by doctornick:

You'll have a great time!

I went in 2008, one of my best trips ever! A few photos HERE


Oh wow great shots...maybe I would like to go...but I may need to take a personal heater
12/11/2011 11:15:10 PM · #17
Heh, leave tomorrow morning;)
I most likely will not be able to submit ful raws for validation if i am able to submit at all, so should i put a ticket into the SC?
12/11/2011 11:29:03 PM · #18
Originally posted by nickyb:

Heh, leave tomorrow morning;)
I most likely will not be able to submit ful raws for validation if i am able to submit at all, so should i put a ticket into the SC?


Shoot RAW + JPG or medium, whichever you can handle: if the JPG is never touched, it's OK for validation.

R.
12/11/2011 11:40:32 PM · #19
You're in for the trip of a lifetime. I went in 2006. Here are some photos.

Antarctica
12/11/2011 11:59:46 PM · #20
lookout for The Thing!
12/12/2011 12:02:49 AM · #21
Originally posted by Dr.Confuser:

You're in for the trip of a lifetime. I went in 2006. Here are some photos.

Antarctica


wow.. im even more psyched!
12/14/2011 01:57:37 PM · #22
Today is the 100th anniversary of Amundsen's party reaching the South Pole (NASA article and photos).

Webcam at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station -- photo updated every 15 minutes.
12/14/2011 02:22:43 PM · #23
well, we just saw our first penguins! etc etc etc ;)
we only had 2 nights and a day and a half or so of the Drake Passage, which was very calm... internet is very expensive though.. lol
anyways, about to look at my first pics!

eta: by calm i mean almost hitting our window on the 4th story...


Message edited by author 2011-12-14 14:23:26.
12/14/2011 02:30:04 PM · #24
Originally posted by nickyb:

eta: by calm i mean almost hitting our window on the 4th story...


LOL...

Yup, that's calm :-)
12/14/2011 03:05:12 PM · #25
People with needed skill sets can work there on contract through Raytheon. My friend did it for 6mo and by all accounts it was a great adventure, though it was hard on his family.
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