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#1 droe

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 09:19 PM

I have a Apertura 60mm FPL-53 Doublet APO and I am using the Apertura 2in FF with a Nikon D7100 dslr. The FF screws directly into the telescope and directly into a t-ring for the camera. Is there a way to use a filter with this setup?

 

I see my only option is to have a dslr clip-in filter but the d7100 does not support them. So am I out of luck using a FF and a filter with this setup?



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Posted 27 August 2019 - 02:43 PM

Doesn’t one end of the FF have filter threads?

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 03:08 PM

No, one end screws directly into the telescope and the other end screws directly into the camera adapter. I don't see anyway to connect the filter.



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Posted 28 August 2019 - 11:28 AM

If the flattener is the same as the original WO ZS61 flattener, and the Astronomics flattener for the AT60ED, you can indeed put a filter inside of it.

The top part (scope side) will unscrew, revealing 48mm female threads into which you can screw a 2" (48mm) filter.

 

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 07:12 PM

sweet, thanks, I will try that.

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 06:53 AM

Let us know if that worked please (I’m thinking of buying this scope).

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 01:36 PM

will do, I am in Disneyworld for a week but when I get back I will give it a try.

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 04:53 PM

Let us know if that worked please (I’m thinking of buying this scope).

If you haven’t purchased it yet High Point Scientific just raised the price from 369.00 to 399.00 making the Astro- Tech version the better buy at least for now. 



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Posted 05 September 2019 - 07:17 AM

That’s a bummer...the High Point Scientific version includes the camera rotator and finder shoe, so I think the Astro-Tech is still a few bucks more when equally equipped

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 06:54 PM

Let us know if that worked please (I’m thinking of buying this scope).

 

So I finally looked closely at the FF and it does unscrew and you can put in a 2" filter. That made me pretty happy.


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