posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 04:52 AM
Originally posted by shakespear1
Some Russian guy did some photo analysis of Moon landing and presents his work here
From the Link
The photographs were used in new large-format 500-mm camera...
He misunderstood. The Apollo 15 (and 16 & 17) astronauts had the same type of Hasselblad 70mm-film cameras as the previous missions. However, in
addition to the 80mm-focal-length Zeiss-Biogon lense (which was detachable), these missions also carried a longer lense that, when attathed, gave a
focal length of 500mm. This enabled them to take telephoto pictures of small features on the distant mountains.
of the images that he shows in his analysis were taken with the 500mm lense. All of images he shows were taken with the Zeiss-Biogon
lense. It should be pointed-out that this wide-angle lense caused some distortion near the edges of the frame, and I can speak from personal
experience that this can skew interpretation of parallax.
Beyond that, I'd have to crunch some numbers on his range estimates. I also think we should try some photographic tests on features at comparable
ranges (assuming my 2-year old gives me the time...