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Choosing lens for phonescoping (1 Viewer)

KrisP

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Hi,

Am about to buy my first scope, an Opticron MM3 GA and am interested in phonescoping. I have an option of selecting a HR zoom lens or HDF zoom lens - the latter is another £70, when I'm already significantly over my budget. I just wanted some advice on whether its worth shelling out that extra amount. I really only want the photos for records of what I've seen, rather than amazing photos. Would the HR zoom lens give me enough for half-decent images for that purpose, do you think?

Thanks,

Kris
 

Ian Byrnes

Well-known member
Hi,

Am about to buy my first scope, an Opticron MM3 GA and am interested in phonescoping. I have an option of selecting a HR zoom lens or HDF zoom lens - the latter is another £70, when I'm already significantly over my budget. I just wanted some advice on whether its worth shelling out that extra amount. I really only want the photos for records of what I've seen, rather than amazing photos. Would the HR zoom lens give me enough for half-decent images for that purpose, do you think?

Thanks,

Kris

Go for the HDF it will make all the difference and no matter what you think, you'll want good images or you will be dissapointed with poorer results. Have a look at Peter Gambys thread below ref the SDL ....that would be even better.
 
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KrisP

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Go for the HDF it will make all the difference and no matter what you think, you'll want good images or you will be dissapointed with poorer results. Have a look at Peter Gambys thread below ref the SDL ....that would be even better.

Thanks for the advice, I managed to stretch the budget and have gone for the HDF.
 

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