Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Limit?

So which magnification for "normal" UV shooting might be achieveable?

Target was again a Mexican Zinna, this time using a very special UV lens, a fully corrected 41mm Quartz/Fluorite lens which has been developed in Russia for their Mars missions:

And yes, the resolution shown here in this 100% crop is pretty impressive, clearly showing single lens cells. What you see btw. as flower petal in nature is just 1.5mm wide.

Stay tuned, more will follow on that fascinating subject...

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