reply to post by jra
Quoting from the site. Heat protection: Any heat protection for the camera is missing for temperatures on the moon of plus 100 and minus 100 degrees
C. The cameras are only painted in silver for that. The temperature of the Moon has little to do with the temperature of the camera. Just because the
Lunar surface can reach over 100C doesn't mean the camera will ever get that hot. Different materials reflect and absorb heat at different rates.
Something that's shiny and silver will reflect most of the Suns energy and thus will not absorb much heat.
from wikipedia: Surface temperature
During the lunar day, the surface temperature averages 107 °C, and during the lunar night, it averages −153 °C.
Temperature surface cause there is no atmosphere.
So I'm agree with you that the temperature of the camera wil change depends if it's lighted by the sun or not. I don't know if the camera have a
heating system but it's have to operate between -100 and 100C about.
I don't have data about the camera temperature. I will check.
Education: The astronauts have no photographic education. They have no idea how to handle a manual camera with exposure time, shutter and sharpness.
The astronauts would not be able to make perfect fotos with a Hasselblad 500 EL even on Earth This is an outright lie. The astronauts spent lots of
time practising with the camera's on Earth. Plus, operating a camera isn't exactly rocket science, it doesn't take long to learn the basics. And
I'd find it highly unlikely that the astronauts hadn't ever used a camera before in there life up until that point.
I've already say it. They are not beginner.
So I'm agree with you.
I will search for training datas.
But professional camera (not automatic) without seeker in a space suit very rigid (first model), not so easy. Need training, sure.
And as your quote show it, they have direct live confirmation from control center for camera settings.
118:07:57 Conrad: Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. (Pause) Want to get a picture of that? 118:08:03 Bean: Sure do. Let me get it set up. (Pause) Right. (Pause)
5 (foot focus) at f/8. (Pause)
But this is apollo 12 log. I will check for apollo 11.
for focus, I don't know.
can a Hasselblad 500 give his opinion ?
And many of these "not so good pictures" were in cover of famous magazines.
OPwork: Please, each picture of the frame have allready been discuss in multiple other threads. Please don't make this thread focus only on a single
The article argue that:
Under the circumstances -- with a camera fixed on the chest -- in an astronaut suit where it's not possible through the seeker -- without the mirror
in the seeker (Wisnewski, p.157) -- with "moon astronauts" without long experience in making fotos (Wisnewski, p.153) -- with radioactive radiation
which has a negative influence on the films (Wisnewski, p.157) perfect, sharp "moon fotos" with partly perfect arranged sceneries are not possible
(Wisnewski, p.157).This is NO conspiracy theory, stupid Wikipedia, but these are facts.