Subject: Re: Telescopes slowly insinuating their way into mainstream photography
Rich A<email@example.com> wrote:
> It's probably a side-effect of all the Milky Way photography people have been
> doing. But it's interesting that people might try these devices as
> extra-long telephotos. They'll never replace telephoto camera lenses, but if
> people understand how to use them (there are rules) they can get some utility
> out of them. A long time ago, a Japanese photog used a 3900mm telescope
> (f/10) for doing photography, but it wasn't exactly mainstream.
In the late seventies I carved a hole in a body cap from an OM-1 put the
metallic tube form an ocular in it and then mounted that between said
OM-1 and a 600mm amateur telescope. I was not exited by the results and
went on with my life...