Posted on 06/21/2017

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MF70 & friends

MF70 & friends
The $99 price tag for the scope may be the bait to get you to add a few more accessories.

You likely want or even need a diagonal ($40...$50) to get your eye-pieces into focus. And the 45° or 90° angle makes it easier to access & view the image.

For visual use, you need at least one eye-piece -- I've opted for a set of 4 to give me different FOV / magnification. And you may notice on the top-right, that these eye-pieces have a much larger exit pupil than the cheapo-pieces. At $50/pc those aren't dirt-cheap but still at the bottom end of the scale. And with a larger exit pupil you also get a larger image. If you wear glasses, check if there is sufficient eye-relief -- the cheap ones have very little.

The MF70 comes with some accessories but the eye-pieces & CCD-camera are not included and to mount that you may have to spend a little extra for a T2 and 1.25" extension tubes

You see that base-plate. Since my tripod heads all use RRS/Acratech rails instead of the 1/4" screw, this adapter is needed. Put it atop your tripod and your ready to go. As with any (super)-tele, a ballhead isn't the best choice. The FOV of this scope can be as narrow as a 1800mm SLR lens -- based on the eye-piece you use !!
Pick a tripod-head which allows for smooth & independent movement of each axis -- my solution :



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