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    Hi to everyone here. I am new to aviation photography and hope to get some advice please. Recently purchased a canon sx50 camera as I was attracted to the powerful 50x zoom and I didn't want to get a full slr. It's really good for taking photos at the airport and from a fair distance and I am able to get an image of overflights and contrails. However, looking at the posts on this site, there are fantastic detailed close up shots of overflights and I was looking for information as to how I might be able to achieve something similar. Having done a little research, it looks like I need to see if I can attach my camera to a telescope? So, how does this work and which telescope would you recommend? Please remember I'm new to photography and I hope your replies can explain everything in basic terms. I don't even know if this is possible with my camera. If you could suggest which models of telescope to look at. Don't want to spend a fortune. Thanks in advance.

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    Originally posted by t_kaay View Post
    Hi to everyone here. I am new to aviation photography and hope to get some advice please. Recently purchased a canon sx50 camera as I was attracted to the powerful 50x zoom and I didn't want to get a full slr. It's really good for taking photos at the airport and from a fair distance and I am able to get an image of overflights and contrails. However, looking at the posts on this site, there are fantastic detailed close up shots of overflights and I was looking for information as to how I might be able to achieve something similar. Having done a little research, it looks like I need to see if I can attach my camera to a telescope? So, how does this work and which telescope would you recommend? Please remember I'm new to photography and I hope your replies can explain everything in basic terms. I don't even know if this is possible with my camera. If you could suggest which models of telescope to look at. Don't want to spend a fortune. Thanks in advance.
    Considering the absence of responses I thought I'd throw in this link to hopefully help you with your quest, I simply googled 'attaching a camera to a telescope' and came up with the following. As I find more links I'll add them;


    Regards,
    Gregg

    I'm in the same boat as you and simply a beginner with a Canon EOS 600D camera and tripod and a desire for something better (I cant hold the cam steady enough for a really good crisp, clear pic of aircraft at altitude), but it isnt cheap, with a bit of gear and a number of accessories required.

    http://www.celestron.com/portal/arti...our-telescope/
    http://www.mcwetboy.com/mcwetlog/200..._telescope.php
    http://www.popastro.com/help/help.ph...he%20telescope
    http://www.cyanogen.com/help/maximdl...a_Mounting.htm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYTmsfpL0M4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGcLwf8-pOA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfcN-ZLh_Jo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzOdcQpzOpE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9E7XKVsjVs

    Hope this helps and like me you and I may need to get palsy with the local bank manager.
    Last edited by fungus; 2013-10-16, 00:16.
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      Originally posted by fungus View Post
      Considering the absence of responses I thought I'd throw in this link to hopefully help you with your quest, I simply googled 'attaching a camera to a telescope' and came up with the following. As I find more links I'll add them;


      Regards,
      Gregg

      I'm in the same boat as you and simply a beginner with a Canon EOS 600D camera and tripod and a desire for something better (I cant hold the cam steady enough for a really good crisp, clear pic of aircraft at altitude), but it isnt cheap, with a bit of gear and a number of accessories required.

      http://www.celestron.com/portal/arti...our-telescope/
      http://www.mcwetboy.com/mcwetlog/200..._telescope.php
      http://www.popastro.com/help/help.ph...he%20telescope
      http://www.cyanogen.com/help/maximdl...a_Mounting.htm
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYTmsfpL0M4
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGcLwf8-pOA
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfcN-ZLh_Jo
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzOdcQpzOpE
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9E7XKVsjVs

      Hope this helps and like me you and I may need to get palsy with the local bank manager.
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      Thanks for the reply, good to see at least one person has bothered to do so. Was expecting a little more help from others here. Yes, I have the same situation as yourself and it looks like I will have do some self research and like you say, save some pennies for some more gear.

      Thanks again for the links, will have a read through.

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