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Old 04-11-2012, 08:30 PM
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FS-60CB to DSLR connection question

I have an FS-60CB that I'd like to use at the eclipse.

Anyone ever connected a 35mm DSLR to one of these puppies?

http://members.ozemail.com.au/~aeccl...hotovisual.pdf

I have all the red parts.

Do I just need part number #33, or, will I need to get an extension tube (or camera angle adjuster) as well in order to reach focus?

I've got all the appropriate parts for an FSQ-106N to successfully reach focus with a DSLR, but, none of those components can be used with the FS-60CB system.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'll place an order first thing in the morning once I have a definite answer.

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Old 04-11-2012, 09:20 PM
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From what I remember, you need both the CAA and the wide T-mount.

I have a feeling that you can't get focus without the CAA...someone else might be able to confirm this?

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Old 04-11-2012, 09:27 PM
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Argh. Another $300.

Damnit.

The reason why I'm unsure is because if you look at that chart, and, look at the very last row, that one is bypassing part 81, in place of a CAA instead.

However, if I have part 81 in place, and, not a CAA, I'd hope to think that I'd get in focus...

Either way, looks like a phone call to Claude is in the offing for tomorrow morning.

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Old 04-11-2012, 09:57 PM
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You could use extension tubes, but that might be trial and error. The CAA will definitely work. I have the flattener and bought all the bits, except the bit required to give close focus (<25m).

Unfortunately not cheap.

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Old 04-11-2012, 10:19 PM
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CAA it is, then.

Thanks, boys.

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Old 04-11-2012, 10:53 PM
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Chris just mentioned to me to use my EF 12 and EF 25 extenders to increase backfocus.

That's why we pay you the big bucks, Chris. Ideas man!

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The EF12 or 25 will work, but I'd get the CAA too. Indispensable bit of kit.
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I can't get a hold of Claudio. I've emailed and rang. Maybe he's out to lunch, but, can't wait much longer.

Hans, if you're able to loan me your CAA, I would be eternally grateful! I've just had a look at the system parts, the Sky90/FS-76 CAA should fit the FS-60CB. It's the TKA21200 part.

I will send you a pm.

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Old 05-11-2012, 02:39 PM
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All good.

Got in touch with Claudio. Spending money now.

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Don't you need a flattener to take photos with that scope?
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:50 PM
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Probably, Robin. But, for the eclipse, I don't think it will matter -- the central portion of the image should be bang on.

In future, I'll invest in a flattener/reducer. I remember you got beautiful results with yours.

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