I need and advice, especially somebody who used powermates "known to be exponentially" better than barlows.
Due to lack of money I intend to buy those 2x and 4x powermates from TV so that I won't need to buy smaller eyepieces... this way the 12mm would become 6mm and 3mm, the 16 would become 8mm and 4mm and so on.
How much quality\light would I sacrifice by using those barlows? Should I better wait more and buy smaller eyepieces (in mm) and use no barlows?
And second question, if I want to go for planet photo, would the 2x or 4x powermate be too much magnification (some say that the best planet photos need no barlows).At the moment I have no t2 adapter so that I can test, so I need your experience
I own an 8" DOB / 1200 FL / Nikon D40.
Edited by Dyptorden, 03 January 2015 - 07:57 PM.