A very special lens has arrived in the lab, a Zeiss Hasselblad UV Sonnar 105mm f4.3. Consisting of quartz and calcium fluoride lenses, this was one of the ones designed for space exploration work with NASA. An amazing piece of history (manufacturing date shows this is one month younger than I am, so unfortunately it would have never made it to the moon), and now to be used for my UV imaging work.
I’ve been asked to provide an up to date list of equipment and capabilities I currently have access to for research, so here it is;
Ongoing I’ll be updating this as I acquire new capabilities, whenever they become available for use.
Having recently acquired a Multispectral Monochrome converted Canon EOS 5DSR camera for my imaging work, check out my new article on Monochrome camera photography where I cover the technique along with it’s pros and cons;
Watch out for a new article on Multispectral photography in the near future.
I am very excited to have recently acquired an Asahi Pentax Ultra Achromatic Takumar 85mm f4.5 lens. A bit of a legend in the imaging world, this extremely rare lens was made in the late 1960s using Calcium fluoride and Quartz elements, and is chromatically corrected for imaging in UV, visible and IR regions. Look out for a more detailed review in my ‘Techniques’ section soon.