What are you using for a tripod head? My guess is you are getting camera creep because your tripod and tripod head are not beefy enough. At your max focal length it does not take much movement to “lose” the moon from your viewfinder.
Nice shots! River otters are very cool little critters and amusing to watch.
I am not familiar with this particular camera however there are a couple brands of all plastic cameras that still do have some limited popularity. The most popular are the Diana F and the Holga, and new ones can still be purchased from B&H. They may use film formats 110, 35mm or 120 roll film. Yes these are crappy cameras with just as crappy plastic lenses, complete with light leaks, low contrast and distorted images, however with the right subjects and black and white film you can produce some very interesting images that resemble those of the early photos of the 1800’s. There are even international photo contests based around these cameras, ie; BLACK & WHITE photography magazine and images made with these cameras sometimes show up in exhibits in some high-end photography galleries.
The camera you show here looks to be the bottom end of the plastic cameras however if it is cleaned up and still works I’m sure a die-hard film photographer would enjoy playing with it.
If you can’t get it apart, how about removing the entire head and replace it with a ball head which will much more versatile.
Check out Sirui tripods and ball heads. High quality at reasonable prices.
Spots on the mirror would have nothing to do with spots on the image. They would only be seen in the optical viewfinder. Yes, clean the sensor.
Spots on the mirror would have nothing to do with spots on the image. They would only be seen in the optical viewfinder.
WOW! Beautiful images Brent. I wish I could see all this in person. I have only seen small patches of poppies in the central coast area. Thanks for posting.
Nice shot. I like the lone tree with nothing else in the frame to compete with.
I like the last one...tells a story. Nice capture.
Looks like a view from the wildlife drive. Was there any waterfowl activity?
Very nice sharp photos. What is #3?
Looks like a jumping spider.