- Jul 13, 2014
Picked one up for under $200 and the adapter for around $30. It's a very nice long lens for the M240 when using the EVF... Here are a few random shots to try it out for the first time.
It looks like it could be really good, but enlarging it for any detail, it's pretty much just a blur. It could be the forum post removes the detail.
Yes, I have seen shots taken through telescopes of various types. I actually bought a Celestion brand telescope and the various adapters to attach the EM-1 to it. Lamentably, using the telescope turned out to be more difficult and produced much worse IQ than all the other combinations of body/tele-lens that I have tried. Probably the telescope was not of good enough quality and/or without enough magnification... Also, setting up and aiming the telescope proved to be quite a difficult thing, at least for me since I did not have the experience and knowledge to do it. I also discovered that the telescope needs to be set in a very stable surface, i.e. a concrete pad. And preferably not subjected to any thing more than the gentlest breeze... keeping the focused moon blur free and clear was not easy...That made me think - almost all major parks in the U.S., and even a lot of regional parks, have naturalists who carry 30-60 power spotting scopes by Swarovski and others. If you had an attachment for those and set up an appointment, you might get an interesting shot that way.
Could be... I know that I had total lack of success with the telescope for astral (lunar I guess) photography. Actually, I had a heck of a time just aligning it enough to look through it. I think the telescope was of a fixed magnification. I can't tell you details about it now since I gave it to the Salvation Army some weeks ago...I think the telescope magnification has to be kept pretty low - on the order of 10 to 30 power.