Last updated: 22 April 2004

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Sent:	Tuesday, April 20, 2004 18:11:03
From:	John Edwards (
I purchased a Meade DS-2130AT telescope. I already owned a Minolta
Maxxum 5xi 35mm camera. I purchased a Minolta Maxxum T-ring for my
camera and a basic camera adapter. When I attach the T-ring to my camera
however, there is a shutter speed, butno apertureI see-- as the
aperture. When I press the shutter release button, the camera will not
take a picture.

any suggestions?

Mike here: First off, please read the Email Etiquette item on the ETX Site; your message was almost deleted UNREAD due to the missing subject entry.
I don't have this camera but will post your inquiry on tonight's Site update. Watch the Helpful Information - Astrophotography - Minolta for any responses.

End of today's update
Subject: Digital Camera for ETX 90
Date: 1/22/04, 21:18
From: Evert D Carter III (
I have another digital camera now.  It is a Minolta Dimage S414.  4
power optical zoom.  2.2 digital power.  The optical barrel has threads.
Is it adaptable to Scopetronix adapter system or better with a Universal
digital camera adapter at the eyepiece of my ETX 90?  Thanks for the
Skip Carter  
Kent Wash.
Mike here: I would suggest an adapter that attaches to the filter threads. Scopetronix has several adapter rings for different cameras. You can read more about Minolta cameras on the Helpful Information - Astrophotography page.


I saw some information on Minolta cameras but non on Minolta digital. 
Mike here: There are two sections on that page: Digital Cammeras and 35mm Cameras. Minolta is listed under both.

Go to the previous Minolta Astrophotography Page.

Go back to the Astrophotography Page.

Go back to my ETX Home Page.

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