years ago the Wide-screen center introduced their popular
Astro-Photography Kit. This consisted of a manually controlled Single Lens Reflex camera (no battery power drain on the shutter), a standard lens - not actually required in this context - a 1.25 inch telescope eyepiece adapter, necessary T mount connecting ring for camera to adapter, and the essential cable release to produce rock-steady pictures. The total cost of this outfit has since remained at 129.99.
The Wide-screen center have informed us that they can supply a limited number of Zenit 122 SLR camera bodies (having a mechanical shutter they are ideally suited for astro work) and that they have decided to offer a special Astro Photography limited edition deal. Only thirty camera bodies are available - that gives you a complete kit consisting of:
Single Lens Reflex camera. Astro telescope camera adapter. T mount to connect to camera and Cable Release.
All for 79.95 (post and packing in the UK, add 7.50)
In addition, they will include the excellent book Practical Astro Photography by Jeffrey Charles, usual price 19.00.
The Panasonic Lumix TZ70 offers a 30x optical zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi, a high-resolution electronic viewfinder as well as a lower resolution 12.1 megapixel sensor. Say what? Yes, a lower resolution sensor.
3 Mar 2015 8:44AM