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Re: Scope From Camera Lens

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Posted by Stef on January 31, 2000 16:42:59 UTC

: : : I was wondering if it would be possible to make a refractor from a high quality camera telephoto lens. Any suggestions appreciated. : : Last week I managed to pick up a second-hand 500mm f/8 Mirror Lens from a camera shop for 39 UKpounds (about $55). It's only about 4" long, so a very compact telescope is a distinct possibility. I'm making the scope now, I'll let you know how it goes.

: Adapters are made so that you can convert that to a telescope using a regular 1 1/4" barrel eyepiece.

: Have Fun, : -Rick

Do you have the name of a supplier? Will it screw into the 42mm thread on the lens. Not too important .... I can glue it on if necessary.

best regards ... Stef

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