- Images were captured with a variety of Canon EOS digital SLRs: 30D, 10D, 5D and most recently 5D Mark II (and a few cheap digicams).
- The following Canon EF lenses were used:
- Zoom 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS
- 50 f/1.4
- Macro 100 f/2.8
- Zoom 17-40 f/4 L USM
- Zoom 24-105 f/4 L IS USM
- Zoom 70-200 f/2.8 L IS USM
- Zoom 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
The astrophotos were done using a 12 inch Meade LX200 SCT (focal length 3048mm, f/10) and a Televue NP127 refractor
housed in my backyard
- I frequently use my Canon 10x42 L IS binocular for locating the easy stuff; my wife's small Canon IS binocular gets so much use that it lives on our kitchen table. I also keep a pocket size binocular in my car just in case.
- Some Canon CMOS sensors (eg the ones in the D30 and 10D) are smaller than 35mm film resulting in a cropped image with a field of view smaller than the would be the case with the same lens on a 35mm film camera (or a 5D or 5DII). All the focal lengths quoted here are the actual lens focal lengths. The field of view of an uncropped image taken with a small sensor camera is equivalent to that obtained with a lens whose focal length is 1.6 times longer.
- Most images were processed with Lightroom and/or Photoshop.
Some were modified in significant ways.
My intention is to create a pleasing image not necessarily to document reality.
- All images were adjusted on an Apple Cinema Display using the Mac standard gamma (1.8).
- Please respect my copyright.