It really is about saving time... After spending an hour or so getting
all of our equipment set up to shoot a picture, it is absolutely no fun to fiddle around for a half-hour or so trying to focus our cameras. Whether the camera is a 35mm or a brand new CCD, focusing is still the number one problem we face even after all of the other 99 challenges in astrophotography have been overcome.
The Series IV 'Stiletto' astrofocuser takes all of the guesswork out
of focusing whether it's a favorite Nikon or OM , or that wonderful SBIG. With the 'Stiletto', you are always in perfect focus ... and in a matter of seconds, not minutes.
Here's what Jay Ouellet (cover of S&T Oct/2000) had to say:
"Just wanna let you know that this Sunday, I took a photo with my
ultra-portable AP Stowaway(90mm) and used your focuser (I used
Antares)....damn it was quick: 10 sec. So quick, I didn't believe it. I went back & forth for another two minutes to confirm. Monday the negatives were printed: dead-on focus !! Yes, by far the quickest and most accurate focuser on the market.
Okay, it took another 6 seconds to gently remove the focuser, another 10 seconds to put in my camera case and retrieve the real body, and another 6 seconds to gently align and turn the body into place. When focusing in the past, it took me a minimum of 15 minutes with my OM-1 Varimagnifier...even then, I was never too sure about the focus...due to my astigmatism. That's all history now
To see some of Jay's fine work in our Gallery and find out what a Series IV can do for you, just visit our website today or give me a call. And don't forget that you have our 30-day clear-sky guarantee to prove its performance to yourself.