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Re: [Losmandy_users] Re: Piggyback adapter?


Jan 3, 2005

 


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#23696 Jan 3, 2005

Can anybody suggest a good piggyback adapter for the G-11? I know

Losmandy sells one, but I was hoping for something more simple and

inexpensive. It seems to me there should be some way to attach a

camera to the dovetail rail underneath the OTA in the front.



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#23697 Jan 3, 2005

I use the Losmandy piggyback adapter on the bottom dovetail just as you

described. I have the simple, single axis adapter. It works fine but it is

hard to tighten the screw to the camera because you can only turn the knob

from one edge with you thumb. The rest of the knob is covered by the body of

the mount. A heavy camera can easily swing over to the left or right if the

knob is not tightened enough. Damage to the lens or camera can occur. I

attach the camera to the adapter BEFORE sliding it onto the dovetail plate.

That way I can tighten it a bit better. If they had just cut away a bit more

metal to expose more of the knob or added some rubber to the base, the

adapter/camera interface would be much more secure. IMHO.

Other than that, I love it!



---Frank Rocketman Uroda

----- Original Message -----

From: bkm208

To: Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Monday, January 03, 2005 7:57 PM

Subject: [Losmandy_users] Piggyback adapter?







Can anybody suggest a good piggyback adapter for the G-11? I know

Losmandy sells one, but I was hoping for something more simple and

inexpensive. It seems to me there should be some way to attach a

camera to the dovetail rail underneath the OTA in the front.











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#23698 Jan 3, 2005

Thanks for the tip!!



--- In Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com, "Photon Collector"

photoncollector@e...> wrote: > I use the Losmandy piggyback adapter on the bottom dovetail just

as you > described. I have the simple, single axis adapter. It works fine

but it is > hard to tighten the screw to the camera because you can only turn

the knob > from one edge with you thumb. The rest of the knob is covered by

the body of > the mount. A heavy camera can easily swing over to the left or

right if the > knob is not tightened enough. Damage to the lens or camera can

occur. I > attach the camera to the adapter BEFORE sliding it onto the

dovetail plate. > That way I can tighten it a bit better. If they had just cut away

a bit more > metal to expose more of the knob or added some rubber to the base,

the > adapter/camera interface would be much more secure. IMHO.

> Other than that, I love it!

>

> ---Frank Rocketman Uroda

>

> ----- Original Message -----

> From: bkm208

> To: Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com

> Sent: Monday, January 03, 2005 7:57 PM

> Subject: [Losmandy_users] Piggyback adapter?

>

>

>

> Can anybody suggest a good piggyback adapter for the G-11? I know

> Losmandy sells one, but I was hoping for something more simple

and > inexpensive. It seems to me there should be some way to attach a

> camera to the dovetail rail underneath the OTA in the front.

>

>

>

>

>

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>

> a.. To visit your group on the web, go to:

> groups.yahoo.com/group/Losmandy_users/

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> b.. To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

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of Service. >

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>

> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



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#23699 Jan 3, 2005

I forgot to mention that it is VERY robust. The thinnest section is about

1/2" thick!



---Frank Rocketman Uroda

----- Original Message -----

From: bkm208

To: Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Monday, January 03, 2005 8:40 PM

Subject: [Losmandy_users] Re: Piggyback adapter?







Thanks for the tip!!



--- In Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com, "Photon Collector"

photoncollector@e...> wrote:

> I use the Losmandy piggyback adapter on the bottom dovetail just

as you

> described. I have the simple, single axis adapter. It works fine

but it is

> hard to tighten the screw to the camera because you can only turn

the knob

> from one edge with you thumb. The rest of the knob is covered by

the body of

> the mount. A heavy camera can easily swing over to the left or

right if the

> knob is not tightened enough. Damage to the lens or camera can

occur. I

> attach the camera to the adapter BEFORE sliding it onto the

dovetail plate.

> That way I can tighten it a bit better. If they had just cut away

a bit more

> metal to expose more of the knob or added some rubber to the base,

the

> adapter/camera interface would be much more secure. IMHO.

> Other than that, I love it!

>

> ---Frank Rocketman Uroda

>

> ----- Original Message -----

> From: bkm208

> To: Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com

> Sent: Monday, January 03, 2005 7:57 PM

> Subject: [Losmandy_users] Piggyback adapter?

>

>

>

> Can anybody suggest a good piggyback adapter for the G-11? I know

> Losmandy sells one, but I was hoping for something more simple

and

> inexpensive. It seems to me there should be some way to attach a

> camera to the dovetail rail underneath the OTA in the front.

>

>

>

>

>

---------------

---------

> --

> Yahoo! Groups Links

>

> a.. To visit your group on the web, go to:

> groups.yahoo.com/group/Losmandy_users/

>

> b.. To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

> Losmandy_users-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

>

> c.. Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms

of Service.

>

>

>

> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]











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#23703 Jan 4, 2005

It would be near impossible to look through the viewfinder. My Nikon 5700

has a view screen that I can flip out and rotate. Don.t forget that the

camera is also upside down. That takes some getting used to when changing

settings.

The setup is actually ideal for a CCD imager/lens combo.



---Frank Rocketman Uroda

----- Original Message -----

From: bkm208

To: Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Monday, January 03, 2005 11:48 PM

Subject: [Losmandy_users] Re: Piggyback adapter?







With teh camera underneath the OTA, how easy is it to access the

viewfinder of the camera? I plan on using a Canon 300D DSLR.



Thanks again in advance for your help.



--- In Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com, "Photon Collector"

photoncollector@e...> wrote:

> I forgot to mention that it is VERY robust. The thinnest section

is about

> 1/2" thick!

>

> ---Frank Rocketman Uroda

>

> ----- Original Message -----

> From: bkm208

> To: Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com

> Sent: Monday, January 03, 2005 8:40 PM

> Subject: [Losmandy_users] Re: Piggyback adapter?

>

>

>

> Thanks for the tip!!

>

> --- In Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com, "Photon Collector"

> photoncollector@e...> wrote:

> > I use the Losmandy piggyback adapter on the bottom dovetail

just

> as you

> > described. I have the simple, single axis adapter. It works

fine

> but it is

> > hard to tighten the screw to the camera because you can only

turn

> the knob

> > from one edge with you thumb. The rest of the knob is covered

by

> the body of

> > the mount. A heavy camera can easily swing over to the left or

> right if the

> > knob is not tightened enough. Damage to the lens or camera can

> occur. I

> > attach the camera to the adapter BEFORE sliding it onto the

> dovetail plate.

> > That way I can tighten it a bit better. If they had just cut

away

> a bit more

> > metal to expose more of the knob or added some rubber to the

base,

> the

> > adapter/camera interface would be much more secure. IMHO.

> > Other than that, I love it!

> >

> > ---Frank Rocketman Uroda

> >

> > ----- Original Message -----

> > From: bkm208

> > To: Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com

> > Sent: Monday, January 03, 2005 7:57 PM

> > Subject: [Losmandy_users] Piggyback adapter?

> >

> >

> >

> > Can anybody suggest a good piggyback adapter for the G-11? I

know

> > Losmandy sells one, but I was hoping for something more

simple

> and

> > inexpensive. It seems to me there should be some way to

attach a

> > camera to the dovetail rail underneath the OTA in the front.

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

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> ---------

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> >

> > a.. To visit your group on the web, go to:

> > groups.yahoo.com/group/Losmandy_users/

> >

> > b.. To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

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> >

> > c.. Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo!

Terms

> of Service.

> >

> >

> >

> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

>

>

>

>

>

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> a.. To visit your group on the web, go to:

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>

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>

> c.. Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms

of Service.

>

>

>

> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]











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