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Old Tuesday 15th March 2011, 18:58   #1
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Michael Reichmann of Luminous landscape writes article on digiscoping.

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/re...iscoping.shtml
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Old Tuesday 15th March 2011, 19:55   #2
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Pretty interesting

Gave it a quick breeze through - makes a lot of sense to me as a beginning digisoper - will give it a real thorough read as soon as I get a chance.

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Old Wednesday 16th March 2011, 19:32   #3
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Interesting pitch for the Vortex Razor from the website's sponsor (B&H).

I did like the Scope warranty

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what an awfull article Think he needs to read up on telescopes.....

"One of the reasons not to use an astronomical scope for terrestrial use is that the image is upside-down. This is a non-issue for astronomy, but completely frustrating for terrestrial use."

nonsense... He may want to visit the astro forum here:P
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Old Wednesday 3rd August 2011, 05:22   #5
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what an awfull article Think he needs to read up on telescopes.....

"One of the reasons not to use an astronomical scope for terrestrial use is that the image is upside-down. This is a non-issue for astronomy, but completely frustrating for terrestrial use."

nonsense... He may want to visit the astro forum here:P
Honestly, I was under the same impression until I enquired in this forum. Turns out that this is true for fieldscopes but not for astro scopes

One reason that catadioptic astro scopes are less suitable (but not entirely) are the low contrast, donut bokehs and shallow depth of field that are inherent characteristics of catadioptic scopes. Nonetheless, you will find plenty of acceptable, if not ouright excellent, photos shot with this setup in this forum.

The author labels Nikon scopes as mid-range. I certainly beg to differ. My family has the EDIII, ED78 and ED82 (all straight) and they routinely equal or even outperform Swarovkis and Carl Zeisses in clarity, resolution and brightness. My ED78 makes an excellent 'lens' to my Canon 600D with adapters, giving me reach that can normally be obtained with very expensive lenses.

Just my 2 cents worth.

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