Mike VanV

Joined on Jul 20, 2020

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  • The whole "waiting for" thing escapes me..!  I just don't get it. Better not to have and to wait for ever, than to have one generation older AND...be able to take pictures..!?! Mike
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    Like it was designed to be. Mike
  • There is not only...differences in each camera as a whole unit, but each and every detail inside of every camera,...is manufactured to a "tolerance". In most cases, Id bet that the "engines" inside ...
  • It normally keeps me from asking..."those" questions. You know the ones, the ones that finding the answers in the little book take a little more time than asking others to spend THEIR time ...
  • I don't know what "real time tracking" is... But my a7R III tracks 300mph cars (drag racing) and flying aircraft (air shows) just fine.  The viewfinder blackout time is very minimal.  It's very ...
  • Created discussion thread What lens to use...again ?
    I (you) see this asked all the time...what xxx body / lens do I use for going xxx. Fill in the xxx with camera choice and location on the earths surface ! It's just a...camera lens, made to help ...
  • Why not, it's just a...camera lens, made to help the camera capture images of various things, at various locations ! I find it truly interesting that people want to "categorize" things today.  Back ...
  • Yeah, I went to the Sony a7R III. May to to an a9 III when / if it comes out. Also bought a lens adapter so I could use my favorite Canon lens on the Sony body ! I have no regrets in doing the ...
  • Looks like I've been booted out..! Mike
  • Well...seems that they've sped things up, and almost caught up to the original schedule... The Sunshield is fully deployed, fully tensioned and ready for work.  This is a very good accomplishment.  ...
  • The Sunshield tensioning of the first (most outside layer) Sunshield layer has started. But it sounds like they've had a few stops and starts for minor problems in the last couple of hours.  ...
  • I didn't here this from friends, but, in the news, it seems that there was a bit of a problem the other day. Before the Sunshield was fully deployed, the drive motors got a bit over heated, and ...
  • D - Don't know what the Wikipedia circumstances are, but...the telescope is NOT as yet to its proper distance from the Earth / Sun !  Things will somewhat obviously change in another 400,000+ ...
  • Not much new today. Except that the Sunshield is actually doing its job. The measured temperature on the lower, or "hot" shield, as facing the sun, is currently about +134° F, the upper shield is ...
  • Wiltshire - You are correct. it IS very delicate.' The handling of the layers during the manufacturing process, all of the various handling processes, the buildup and assembly were incredibly ...
  • Well, I was close. The right or Starboard side, Sunshield Telescopic Boom deployment is also now  complete,  So the Sunshield is now open to its final shape, periphery wise. It's all driven by ...
  • Next step complete. The Deployable Tower Assembly, all of the mirrors and mirror electronics are attached to this behind the mirrors.  It's been raised up from it's launch position, about 6-1/2 ...
  • A small diameter antenna assembly has been deployed successfully early today.  This is one of the antennas that will transfer information back to the earth. This, like the solar array which was ...
  • Thanks Don. There still MANY things that can go wrong and kill it. And per another post, it's already slowed WAY down from the first 10 or 12 minutes of flight. Yes, saving fuel MAY be crucial, for ...
  • I also have an a7R III, and have captured a lot of very nice pictures with it.  I've been using a Canon "L" lens on it (Metabones V adapter) for some time as it has near perfect range for what I do. ...
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