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Re: Camera Question

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Posted by Kip Crawford on December 7, 1999 03:01:20 UTC

Prepare yourself for much frustration and rewards. Astrophotography can be a pain and a joy. Anyway, first of all if you are using an older SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera like Om-1 or 2 etc...the one thing you HAVE TO DO is change out the focusing screen. Most standard cameras have a matte type screen. It's real fuzzy when out of focus then clears when focused. You need to change to the clear screen. Orion has them for Olympus and Nikons and so forth. It is near impossible to focus Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, and any other deep sky with the Matte type screen. The moon you have a good chance, because it's big and bright. None of my planetary pics came out until I changed the screen. Also make sure the camera's screen can be changed. All older Olympus cameras can be changes out. I have an OM-10, and my screen pops right out. Anymore questions give me a holler. Have fun and Good Luck. Welcome to the world of Astrophotography.

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