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Micro 4/3rds – Enjoying Photography Once More

Posted by DarrenG on January 25, 2011

I’ve long been a hobby photographer. Aside from the need to take photographs for the day job, I enjoy photography as a hobby.

My first ever ‘proper’ camera was a Zenit E, which gives my age away. Built like a Russian tank, large, heavy, basic but reliable and perfectly capable of capturing great images when in the right hands.

Fast forward to the digital age and my camera collection more recently included a Nikon D70, one of the first affordable consumer DSLRs, and two Canon compacts, an iXUS 65 which pulls duty as the holiday camera and a TX1 which was bought as a camcorder replacement.

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International Space Station – Viewed from Southern UK 2

Posted by DarrenG on January 09, 2011

I’vc been lucky enough to see the International Space Station (ISS) pass over the UK a few times.  Once you know where to look and when it’s quite easy.

But until now I have never photographed it.  I recently upgraded to a Panasonic GF1 Micro 4/3rds camera (more on that later) and so, armed with some advice about the best exposure settings I planned to try a photo.

I follow @twisst on Twitter. They send you a Tweet each time the ISS is scheduled to pass overhead of the location you have set in your Twitter profile and so this evening I was forewarned that it would be visible at 17:33.

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