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Shoot the Stars with Diana+

Diana+ as an astronomy tool.

Mount your Diana F+ on a tripod, aim the camera at the sky, open the aperture and wait for 20-30 minutes. We were called for a supper, so I’ve pulled off the shutter blocker (or how to call that “L”-formed piece of plastic) and moved to the next frame. The stars trajectory can be certainly seen :)

written by breakphreak

14 comments

  1. stouf

    stouf

    Waaaa !!! So the earth is really spinning !

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  2. nicolas_noir

    nicolas_noir

    Go for a smaller aperture and longer exposure next time!

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  3. panelomo

    panelomo

    sparkling tipster!

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  4. lomosexual_manboy

    lomosexual_manboy

    I did this on a camping trip on pinhole mode, but even after what seemed like an hour nothing came out. There was absolutely no ambient light so I wasn't too surprised. Cool shot. Makes me wanna give it another go.

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  5. workerbee

    workerbee

    you just need to make sure that there is no light around you and it's even better if you point away from the city

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  6. jblaze823

    jblaze823

    I can't wait to try this someday, nice work

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  7. northwardnimbus

    northwardnimbus

    world's spinning round and round and round...

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  8. cinzinc

    cinzinc

    awesomeness!!

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  9. takezzo

    takezzo

    i've done it with my lc-a and holga, but never done it with my diana+... i should try it while the winter sky is clearer...

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  10. breakphreak

    breakphreak

    thanks to everyone :) Loved to see the comments!

    @nicholas_noir: thanks, will try, though it was 400 ISO and I've chosen the "cloudy" aperture this time

    @workerbee: yep, it was far away from the city. From any city, in fact :) It was in Sinai (Egypt) just between a hut and a sea :)))

    @lomosexual_manboy: pinhole aperture is too small to capture the starlight on ISOs like that. I recommend to go for the wider aperture :)

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  11. superlighter

    superlighter

    google startrails and a wonderful and mysterious new world may come to you! http://antwrp.gsfc.n(…)bsch_f1.jpg

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  12. moochie_lomo

    moochie_lomo

    I've been wanting to do this for a while now. Hopefully this Spring. Or when the Perseids meteor showers are on in August.

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  13. kakikamera

    kakikamera

    use pinhole mode, and longgggeeerrr B mode. is it oke? :)

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  14. kakikamera

    kakikamera

    ouh. just read the comments. use iso 400 and cloudy aperture. wanna try it :)

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