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Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Friday 17th March 2017, 10:25
Replies: 22
Views: 16,455
Posted By Paul Corfield
I think it would need to be further into the...

I think it would need to be further into the scope than how Fernando had it though. It would probably vignette more than increase depth of field where it was in the photo. I'd try the lens cap way...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Wednesday 15th March 2017, 13:30
Replies: 22
Views: 16,455
Posted By Paul Corfield
Welcome Jörg. I keep one a diaphragm from an old...

Welcome Jörg.
I keep one a diaphragm from an old lens on the end of the focus tube. I have it set fairly wide open, just use it to stop stray light more than anything. I use another diagram on the...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Monday 13th March 2017, 20:01
Replies: 8
Views: 5,637
Posted By Paul Corfield
I have it fairly close to the camera, as close as...

I have it fairly close to the camera, as close as I can get it with bits I have available for mounting. A quick measure shows it's 1.5" from the front of the camera. I unscrewed the barlow from the...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Friday 10th March 2017, 08:55
Replies: 8
Views: 5,637
Posted By Paul Corfield
Couple more from yesterday with the new Baader...

Couple more from yesterday with the new Baader barlow. Pigeon is uncropped from around 10m. Moon is a stack of 6 images using the built in Photoshop stacking script. Just hand holding the scope with...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Thursday 9th March 2017, 12:56
Replies: 8
Views: 5,637
Posted By Paul Corfield
First and last are both Dunnocks. I have a...

First and last are both Dunnocks. I have a breeding pair at the moment, the male spends all day chasing the female trying to get her to mate. He'll get there eventually.

Paul.
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Thursday 9th March 2017, 12:10
Replies: 8
Views: 5,637
Posted By Paul Corfield
Baader Q-Barlow 2.25X HT-mulicoated

Earlier this week I ordered one of these high quality barlows for my birthday which is at the end of the month. Couldn't resist a few test photos this morning. They've come down in price lately, this...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Sunday 5th March 2017, 08:09
Replies: 2,557
Views: 400,042
Posted By Paul Corfield
Yes, and the rotary washing line is really good...

Yes, and the rotary washing line is really good too. The washing line is the style that opens out like an upturned umbrella. With the four arms in the folded up position it holds the scope perfectly...
Forum: Dorset Friday 3rd March 2017, 17:53
Replies: 3,607
Views: 603,421
Posted By Paul Corfield
They arrived around 1.15pm but weren't there for...

They arrived around 1.15pm but weren't there for long today and weren't feeding on the berries over the road. Just seemed to flit around the tree tops and moved on after maybe 30 to 45 minutes. Sunny...
Forum: Dorset Friday 3rd March 2017, 13:10
Replies: 3,607
Views: 603,421
Posted By Paul Corfield
4 Waxwing here again at Hanham Rd this afternoon,...

4 Waxwing here again at Hanham Rd this afternoon, now that the rain has stopped. A 5th bird joined them for all of 10 seconds before it moved off elsewhere.

Paul.
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Friday 3rd March 2017, 13:05
Replies: 2,557
Views: 400,042
Posted By Paul Corfield
A little bit of eyepiece projection just for fun....

A little bit of eyepiece projection just for fun. The eyepiece is a microfiche lens assembly and these lenses project a very flat image onto the cameras sensor. Projecting a very flat image is very...
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Thursday 2nd March 2017, 21:31
Replies: 2
Views: 4,983
Posted By Paul Corfield
Generally that method yields quite poor results....

Generally that method yields quite poor results. The eyepiece basically projects an image onto the cameras sensor but eyepieces don't project a flat image. This can result in an image that is sharper...
Forum: Dorset Thursday 2nd March 2017, 14:13
Replies: 3,607
Views: 603,421
Posted By Paul Corfield
Yes they looked great this morning, there for a...

Yes they looked great this morning, there for a long time too. I was out at 7.30am in the garden with the camera and then on and off for a couple of hours after that. Shame there was a stiff breeze...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Thursday 2nd March 2017, 08:31
Replies: 2,557
Views: 400,042
Posted By Paul Corfield
Finally remembered to put my camera into RAW....

Finally remembered to put my camera into RAW. Waxwing still here, been here since 14th February now.

My tripod is still being used in my art studio so I took this resting the scope on top of a...
Forum: Digiscoping Adapters Wednesday 1st March 2017, 18:09
Replies: 6
Views: 4,315
Posted By Paul Corfield
The 85mm would let in much more light and should...

The 85mm would let in much more light and should certainly allow the use of a 50mm lens on the camera. Try hand holding the camera behind the eyepiece of the scope when it's focused on a target and...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Wednesday 1st March 2017, 15:15
Replies: 2,557
Views: 400,042
Posted By Paul Corfield
I was photographing Waxwing in the drizzle today...

I was photographing Waxwing in the drizzle today and got this really nice Robin close up. I got the whole bird but went for a crop.

Nikon D3300 + SW80ED + 2X Vivitar TC assembly from Pentax 645...
Forum: Digiscoping Adapters Wednesday 1st March 2017, 12:44
Replies: 6
Views: 4,315
Posted By Paul Corfield
That sort of adapter would probably give you the...

That sort of adapter would probably give you the best image quality as it allows you to keep the lens on the camera. They mention using a 50mm lens with the adapter but that might be a bit much for a...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Wednesday 1st March 2017, 07:59
Replies: 2,557
Views: 400,042
Posted By Paul Corfield
Due to the Waxwing, I've had loads of...

Due to the Waxwing, I've had loads of birdwatchers outside my house over the last couple of weeks, a lot with very long expensive lenses so I thought I'd do a comparison.

One of these photos is...
Forum: Dorset Tuesday 28th February 2017, 18:15
Replies: 3,607
Views: 603,421
Posted By Paul Corfield
Yes, they feed regular on the berries at Bakers...

Yes, they feed regular on the berries at Bakers View, they spend a minute feeding and then come back to the trees on my side of the road. I live on the corner of Hanham Road and so I get good views...
Forum: Dorset Tuesday 28th February 2017, 07:43
Replies: 3,607
Views: 603,421
Posted By Paul Corfield
Seen the Waxwing here at Hanham Rd at 7.30am the...

Seen the Waxwing here at Hanham Rd at 7.30am the last two mornings when I let the dog out. Looked lovely this morning in the sunrise.

All taken with Nikon D3300 at 600mm.

Paul.
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Tuesday 28th February 2017, 07:38
Replies: 2,557
Views: 400,042
Posted By Paul Corfield
Waxwings here with a nice sunrise this morning...

Waxwings here with a nice sunrise this morning which rises at 90° to their position and so lights them up perfectly.

All at 600mm with the SW80ED and Nikon D3300.

Paul.
Forum: Dorset Sunday 26th February 2017, 18:06
Replies: 3,607
Views: 603,421
Posted By Paul Corfield
Sure, that would be fine. They only stayed for...

Sure, that would be fine.

They only stayed for about half an hour this afternoon so it would have been hard for anyone to see them unless they were already here. I think some people turned up...
Forum: Dorset Sunday 26th February 2017, 13:54
Replies: 3,607
Views: 603,421
Posted By Paul Corfield
Just in case anyone is nearby and reads this, 4...

Just in case anyone is nearby and reads this, 4 Waxwing turned up just now opposite my bungalow in Hanham Road, Corfe Mullen, nearly 3pm.

Paul.
Forum: Dorset Sunday 26th February 2017, 08:49
Replies: 3,607
Views: 603,421
Posted By Paul Corfield
Last Friday was a good day, they were here...

Last Friday was a good day, they were here opposite my house from around 11am right through till around 6pm. Not been here at all this weekend yet though, maybe that's it for now.

Paul.
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Saturday 25th February 2017, 09:20
Replies: 2
Views: 6,279
Posted By Paul Corfield
The option on page 8 of that Celestron manual...

The option on page 8 of that Celestron manual will probably give you the best results, as in keep the lens on the camera and photograph through the eyepiece. Eyepiece projection as in your option #1...
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Saturday 25th February 2017, 09:11
Replies: 1
Views: 5,540
Posted By Paul Corfield
I presume the T-ring will screw onto the back of...

I presume the T-ring will screw onto the back of the eyepiece on the scope, should be a thread under the rubber eyecup. Focusing will be done via the spotting scopes focuser. Magnification can be...
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