Old 23-03-2013, 02:17 PM
White Rabbit's Avatar
White Rabbit
Space Cadet

White Rabbit is offline
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Sydney
Posts: 1,411
STF3800 filters and filter wheel.

I've just purchased a SBIG STF3800m imager and I guess I need to start thinking about som filters and a filter wheel.

The conundrum I have is this, do I go SBIG 36mm or standard 2" filters. If I go the sbig route everything fits nicely together and is convenient as the filter wheel plugs into the camera, minimising cables. But this route locks me in. I've been looking at the Bader LRGB and narrow band filters, but SBIG offer the Astrodon filters as well but they are more expensive is the much difference in the two? Then there is resale value, 36mm is pretty niche.

If I buy the 2" filters and filter wheel, I'll be able to use them with what ever camera I buy in the future, but will 2" filters on this camera and 714mm focal length cause vignetting?

Am I missing something?

Thanks s
Reply With Quote
Old 26-03-2013, 08:44 AM
lazjen's Avatar
lazjen (Chris)
PI cult member

lazjen is offline
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Flaxton, Qld
Posts: 1,997
I've no practical experience here, but from what I've been reading/researching, I think you're correct.

Perhaps, if you get the SBig STF8300m and get the filters, you might think of it as a "package" deal and if/when you resell, sell the lot at once?
Reply With Quote
Old 27-03-2013, 08:04 PM
naskies's Avatar
naskies (Dave)
Registered User

naskies is offline
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 1,865
High end 36 mm filters were much cheaper than 2" filters when I looked. SBIG's FW-8300 and OAG-8300 solutions are nice because they integrate together nicely with the STF-8300 with a total back focus of 57 mm, and can also work with Canon lenses (w/o the OAG).
Reply With Quote
Old 28-03-2013, 09:44 PM
White Rabbit's Avatar
White Rabbit
Space Cadet

White Rabbit is offline
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Sydney
Posts: 1,411
Thanks guys.

Food for thought.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +10. The time is now 11:01 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
NexDome Observatories
Limpet Controller
Astronomy and Electronics Centre