Jump to content

 

1825338873_SNRPN2021banner.jpg.68bf12c7791f26559c66cf7bce79fe3d.jpg

 

birthday present


a10ken
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hi guys/girls

It,s coming up to my lads birthday and he wants a scope. his main hobby is photography so i guess that it will be used mostly for imageing.

any advice or sugestoins please budget will be about £200 ish (new or good condition used)

Thanks in advance for any advice/offers

ken:icon_salut:

Edited by a10ken
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ummm... you will probably need to at least double that figure to get something 1/2 reasonable that wont frustrate the user.

Cheap refractors are pretty useless for imaging, you might be better off with a newtonian as a starter scope for imaging. Also, you have to account for adapters and a filter. If he's already into photography, you can leave the scope out for now and just go with the DSLR camera lens (if a suitable one is available), leaving the rest of the funds to put towards a decent mount.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You can certainly modify a Nikon (e.g. namreg has one), although there is no simple filter replacement so you lose AF.

As has been said, the mount is more important really. I'd suggest your lad starts with imaging through his existing lenses, but using a good mount. (e.g. EQ5)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.