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  1. Thanks for the reply. Minolta AF / Sony A are indeed one in the same and seemingly rarer than hens teeth now that the A mount has been replaced by the E mount. TE is perhaps a life line. A quick search there brought up these: https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p3630_TS-Optics-T-Ring-from-M48-filterthread-to-Sony---Minolta-A-Bayonet.html or this Baader https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p11240_Baader-Wide-T-Ring-T2-Adapter-for-Sony-Alpha---Minlolta-DSLR-Cameras.html. A bit pricey for a t ring once VAT and delivery to the UK are th
  2. Is anyone aware of an adapter to fit the William Optics Adjustable Flattener for Z61 onto a Sony DSLR which has the A Mount? Looking through FLO's listings an A mount adapter is not listed (and FLO have confirmed as much), so was wondering if anyone may have any ideas? Alternatively there is a t ring adapter for the Sony A mount available which fits onto the OVL Flattener - does anyone have any experience of this with the William Optics Z61?
  3. Hi all, I've been happily muddling my way through astrophotography (primarily DSOs) for a little while and the time has come to upgrade some of my old equipment. For reference my current gear is an old Sony a500 DSLR (which can be a real challenge to work with); a simple Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 lens; and the AZ GTi mount + tripod with EQ wedge and updated firmware to use in EQ mode. That's it, pretty much as basic as it gets. The mount I'm pretty happy with - fun to use and nicely portable with a range of powering options from AA batteries to plug in power - so I want to focus o
  4. As a lurker on this forum for a little while and a relatively new sign up - and someone who is actually in the market for some gear - I can quite understand sellers here wanting to be very cautious. I would be too. The unfortunate side effect of course is people such as myself might get caught between a rock and a hard place while sellers may potentially miss out on a genuine buyer. Maybe I should stop lurking and contribute some posts .
  5. Hi, first come first served of course but if the offer above falls through I'd be interested in all items listed. Will PM as well.
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