- Enclosed please find three photos (one photo and two
enlargements) of an unidentified (flying?) object. These were taken recently
in Mammoth, CA, by Mr. Ron Reznick, a computer tech and professional photographer.
To date the object has not been identified. As certain questions as to
the authenticity of the photo(s) is sure to come into question, I am including
a statement from Ron that he emailed to me as well as the web address where
he displays his various photos. Unlike me, he has no particular interest
in UFO's and such. So, while I'm happy that he got the picture...I'm also
just a little bit jealous!
- Sincerely, Michael Horn
- Ron's site: http://digital-images.net/Gallery/Scenery/HighSierras/highsierras.html
- Ron's letter in response to questions regarding the possibility
of defects or hoax:
- The camera is a Nikon D1... a very professional $5000
digital SLR. The lens is a new Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D AF-S EDIF in perfect
condition. This is without doubt one of the world's finest wide-angle lenses
and is a very expensive lens (I paid $1500 for it a few days before the
trip) -- it is most certainly the best wide angle zoom lens available,
and I have tested it against a 24mm f/2.8D Nikkor, which is also recognized
as one of the few very exceptional wide angle prime lenses.
- The quality is nearly as good as the prime. There are
most certainly no defects in either the camera or the lens. The original
image was shot RAW (.nef format). The unique characteristic of this format
is that it is a 12-bit raw data dump from the CCD, and is only capable
of being written by the D1's CCD (charge-coupled device) imager -- it cannot
be written or edited by external software. The RAW format is accepted as
evidence by courts, whereas any other format can be altered.