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Re: 35mm Camera Tele Lenses Converted To Telescope?

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Posted by john/">john on January 2, 2000 10:54:12 UTC

Kip - thank you for the response. I am starting to realise that the REAL thing is going to be the ONLY thing that will do the job! So a refractor 'scope will be the next 'piggy bank killer'.

You said "Buying a standard quality refractor for astrophotography is a better way to go IF you have a camera that can do what is needed for astrophotography. Most newer cameras are not siuted for this."

I have a couple of all mechanical Nikon FM2's and a Pentax 67 with mirror lock-up. I presume that either of these will be suitable? They have B settings, and can cope with long exposures. The P67 shutter is electronically governed but I believe it can be converted by Pentax to do mechanical (battery-power-less) long-exposures.

Thanks for your time. Best wishes for the New Year.

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