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Do you live near me and own equipment capable of doing ultraviolet photography? (Best I can tell, Keeble & Shuchat doesn't rent out UV-capable lenses, but I haven't made an exhaustive search.)

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Date: 2009-04-24 04:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladycelia.livejournal.com
What are you trying to shoot?

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Date: 2009-04-24 04:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cjsmith.livejournal.com
Hummingbird feeders doctored up to look more attractive to creatures that see ultraviolet. I know many insects see near-ultraviolet, and I know some flowers are much more interesting in the ultraviolet range than in the visible alone, but I don't know whether hummingbirds see those cues. It's a biology experiment: which feeder do the hummingbirds like?)

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Date: 2009-04-24 04:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladycelia.livejournal.com
Might it be easier to find binoculars or something that you could use?

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Date: 2009-04-24 05:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cjsmith.livejournal.com
Maybe. This is all in the brainstorming stage. Having something that could record images would be cool for the report: "feeder 7 looked the most interesting in UV (see figure 4)" or the like. But this is only one question of many I'd have to answer. Obvious others include how to doctor up a hummingbird feeder to look interesting in UV. :-)

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Date: 2009-04-24 04:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladycelia.livejournal.com
Infrared would be reasonably easy to come up with--not sure about UV.

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Date: 2009-04-24 05:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cjsmith.livejournal.com
Yeah, Rob has IR equipment.

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Date: 2009-04-24 05:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] joedecker.livejournal.com
Nope. The only lens I've ever seen reviewed that handles UV at all was about $4500. I think the reviewer (Lloyd Chambers of digLloyd) is local to us, but I've never met him..

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Date: 2009-04-25 01:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cjsmith.livejournal.com
The whole quartz lens concept seems like it would be beaucoup bucks no matter how you slice it. There's probably a narrow niche of demand, too, so I'm not surprised they're hard to find for rent.

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Date: 2009-04-25 03:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluelake367.livejournal.com
aren't there camera rental stores that let you rent high end lenses? a professional photographer friend rents specialty stuff for special occasions. he says the price isn't too bad compared to make a huge investment.

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Date: 2009-04-25 03:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cjsmith.livejournal.com
That's kind of what I'd hope. Keeble & Shuchat is the rental store I know near me, and they don't have any. Others might; I haven't found them.

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