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Old Feb 8, 2005, 4:16 PM   #1
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Don't know if this is the best place to post this, but here it goes.

I've read many posts on the Web were people say that using a telescope with a DSLR, you'll lose metering and there's no way around it, this is not exactly true, take a lool at this link:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=12140933

It's very simple to do just grab an old lens that you don't use anymore, remove the glass elements and place a 1.25" tube on it. I've done two adapters and metering worked perfectly with both.
Hope this is of some help to anyone.


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Old Feb 10, 2005, 7:02 PM   #2
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Interesting post!

However, for example I use a Swarovsky and I use the optional camera adapters that they sell. This gives a soliditiy to my set-up that would be lacking in the shown examples.

Just for information - The new Nikon D2x will allow you to manually set the F-stop and the metering will then work on not only my scope, but any of the older Nikon lenses.

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Old Feb 11, 2005, 3:07 AM   #3
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Interesting post!

However, for example I use a Swarovsky and I use the optional camera adapters that they sell. This gives a soliditiy to my set-up that would be lacking in the shown examples.

Just for information - The new Nikon D2x will allow you to manually set the F-stop and the metering will then work on not only my scope, but any of the older Nikon lenses.

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Well I can understand that your Swarovsky setup works better and if using Nikon fieldscopes one can also use a similar setup to yours, but to anyone that already owns a good astroscope, this is just a way to be able to use metering with it, and get a very decent telephoto lens.
Of course if I had a Swarovsky I probably wouldn't mind doing this I'd just bought the adapter and shoot away.

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