18832Re: Nikon D70 query
- Sep 2, 2004Hi Bob,
I don't understand the problem. I borrowed a D70 two months ago for
solar H-alpha testing. I had no problem to focus it at f20.
I did have a problem with the dreaded Newton rings. Like many cameras
also the D70 can give you interference, and that's what I found with
the body I tested. That was my 4th DSLR (Nikon and Canon) that failed
miserably on this test :(
--- In email@example.com, "Robert Anderson" <bob@t...> wrote:
> Hi Wayne
> The prism diffuses the sun so much that all you can see is a big
> through the focuser. Focusing a SolarMax scope does allow one to
> about get what one thinks is near focus but the inability to
> see when you are focused through the camera's focus window makes it
> just about impossible to actually get it correct.
> I had a Nikon T adapter with a 2 barrel trying to shoot prime
> the SolarMax and I tried as best as possible to get focus but no
> This camera does not show the view through the rear LCD so you rely
> on the the focus window.
> A number of us that have the D70 at Starfest two weeks ago all had
> the same problem and I was told, I need to have the prism changed
> The link that Dodi sent shows what a good prism change can offer.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "W. Gondella" <strehl985@c...>
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Robert Anderson" <bob@t...>
> > To: <email@example.com>
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 11:45 PM
> > Subject: [tmboptical] Re: Nikon D70 query
> > > This prism needs to be changed as it totally diffuses the sun
> > > cannot focus correctly.
> > Bob,
> > Exactly how do you mean that it diffuses the Sun? Too faint that
> you cannot see focus or
> > what?
> > WayneG
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