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  • #2526
    ennuipoet
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    Apparently those incredible night time lapse shots of the Earth from the ISS were shot on a Nikon D3

    http://www.petapixel.com/2011/12/27/how-those-amazing-international-space-station-time-lapse-photos-are-shot/

    Well played Nikonians, well played.

    #43868
    Kestrana
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    /golfclap

    #43869
    staplermofo
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    Nikon better than Canon? What planet are you guys on?

    #43870
    orionid
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    Apparently planet “ISS.” And sometimes Earth.

    #43871
    ravnostic
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    Might be because the military uses Nikon, and always has because they’ve already got the lenses (there was an article in a recent Pop Pho regarding their use.) Just a thought. NTTAWWT.

    #43872
    sleeping
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    NASA used to use Hasselbads, all the Moon photos and stuff were shot with them I believe.

    Edit: Link to a manual – http://www.hasselblad.com/media/2207875/astronauts_manual_singlepage_lr.pdf

    #43873
    ennuipoet
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    Might be because the military uses Nikon, and always has because they’ve already got the lenses (there was an article in a recent Pop Pho regarding their use.) Just a thought. NTTAWWT.

    Yup, from what I understand, the gear was purchased by NASA and the astronaut learned on the gear. Though, I bet he was an enthusiast before he started on the project, if he isn’t he will be now.

    Nikon can have the military, Canon has professional sports 😛

    #43874
    Yoyo
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    When you say the military uses Nikon, you should be more specific. It has been my experience that the Army Public Affairs branch uses Nikon digital still cameras for documentary and photojournalism purposes, and some rather professional grade gear I might add. However, it seems that the Engineers (including yours truly) prefer Canon for more technical tasks like ground and aerial route reconnaissance or construction progress documentation. If you want to see some awesome high-speed photography, I recommend the work put out by the Army artillery test center in Yuma, Arizona, or the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The arty guys have no problem taking pics of 6″ projectiles leaving the barrel that are so sharp you can read the hand writing on the side of the shell.

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