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Old 29-11-2008, 02:35 PM
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'Stiletto' Focusers - Anyone got one and using it ?

Found this by accident - looks like a nifty accessory for prefocusing prior to using the Autoguider :
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STI Autoguider Focusers were developed by Stellar Technologies International to specifically overcome difficulties in focusing the SBIG ST-4, STV, Meade 201XT, Meade LPI, and Meade DSI-C, Starlight Xpress, and Orion StarShoot cameras.
http://www.stellar-international.com/index1.html

Might get one.
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Old 29-11-2008, 06:24 PM
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Hi Ian

I did use one some time ago for my Pentax *istDS DSLR and it did work as advertised.

However, I found it fiddly to fit the Stiletto device, focus it and then remove it to attach the Pentax camera. Now that I have a Canon 40D with Live View and my trusty Bahtinov Mask, I can achieve perfect focus more efficiently without that fuss.

I did have one early problem with the Stiletto system (no fault of the Stiletto) in that the T-Adapter on my Pentax *istDS had some play in it, which resulted in incorrect focus after the Stiletto had registered the correct focus. This was due to the slop in the T-Adapter which was fixed when I purchased a better manufactured Vixen T-Adapter for the Pentax.

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Old 29-11-2008, 08:37 PM
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l have one Ian, and it works exceptionally well, very easy to use.
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Old 09-12-2008, 05:57 PM
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Looks like another nicknack to add to my to get list.

It's getting long again .....
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Old 09-12-2008, 06:06 PM
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l have a series IV Stilleto Focuser to suit Canon EOS for sale if your interested.
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Old 10-12-2008, 07:46 PM
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I used one in the past but it was designed for 300d/350d/400d Canon cameras only. It worked excellent for getting a sharp focus in seconds.
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