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Tucson 2016 - Cameras and mineral photography day

Last Updated: 11th Feb 2016

By Jolyon Ralph

This is a LIVE report, keep this page loaded for live updates - new images will appear as they are added.



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We recently ran a successful campaign to raise funds for new lenses for our new Canon 5DSr digital camera. Today I have a chance to use this in anger with an opportunity to photograph specimens from the Harvard collection on display here at the University of Arizona.

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And here are the three lenses your generous donations allowed us to buy. I will be using at least the rightmost two of these today and showing some of the results here. The MPE-65 is s specualist macro lens and I will show that better next week.

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This clever frame (which i bought second hand) allows easy and rapid switching between landscape and portrait without changing where the lens points

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In portrait.

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Waiting for the keys to get the cabinet open. Gold!

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This will look so much better without the perspex

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Mt McClure Mine, Australia gold

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California gold. Someone with a key walked past a few minutes ago raising hopes but still everything is locked.

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In business

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Open display case

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Classics! I'm getting great 50mpixel photos

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Photographing wulfenite

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Monster brazil aquamarine

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Last of the wall cabinets. Lomg job

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Last of the wall cabinets. Lomg job

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Elbaite and sulphur

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Elba tourmaline

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Attempting a better photo. So far all photos here are from my phone

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Elbaite

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Everything is now locked up and my job here is done. Now back to the shows...

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I seem to have accidentally ended up in a house full of canadians in various states of alcoholic enhancement. I only came here for a steak and wifi.

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Mineralogical Record, Rocks and Salad. Standard evening in Tucson.

It's mindat manager Rob Woodside's birthday!





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