31684Re: My best ever M45, with TMB 80mm - Epilogue
- Sep 2, 2006Wayne,
I am sorry, but that software exists: PTlens it is called.
However, one has to find the parameters for the formula and optimize it ;)
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> Hi Tim,
> Well, me a bit too, but ok, there is no flattener for the 80mm at f6,
> which annoys me a bit in the things I want to do with the scope. i'd
> love to see an imaging version with a good reducer and a nice
> flattener for it on the market. I wonder how long it will take before
> someone realizes the potential of making one for this otherwise
> versatile scope.
> [WG:] Well, Dodi, it just takes a bit of insight and vision, as well as
> a bit of commitment to stay with a product and DEVELOP it into a well
> thought out SYSTEM, rather than keep jumping around trying to follow
> every market twitch.
> IMO better to make a few *comprehensive* systems with full support of
> many versatile products than a lot of only partially fleshed out
> instruments, not that TMB generally lies in the latter category--- in
> the former, you also run the risk of investing a lot of time and work
> and then eating it if it doesn't meet a strong public need.
> As far as your travails with the flatteners, what I am more interested
> in and expect (from some enterprising person) is to rather than keep
> making a flattener for every dang scope out there and then fight to get
> it perfectly mounted and centered, instead write a software which
> electronically "bends" any image, tilting the planes of the tangential
> and sagittal planes in virtual space to align them across the image and
> correct for Petzval curvature in the computer. It can be done.
> Now that I've told you that, anyone who steals my idea without paying me
> for my intellectual property will have a long talk with my two friends,
> Smith and Wesson! :)
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