Last updated: 31 December 2003
This page documents Fuji digital camera models comments, tips, and photos. Search the site for "fuji" for other items about the Fuji digital cameras. Contributions welcome.
Subject: Happy new Year Mike ! Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2002 1:07:28 From: email@example.com (Monty Coward) When you do not have the most sophisticated observing equipment ... Many of us, especially me, envy those that have the large light buckets and top-of-the-range imaging equipment. So, what do you do? Well you take what you have and try to make the best of what you have and explore its limits. I used an ETX 70, an Orion Solar Filter and the low-end Fuji Axia IX-10 Digital Camera. This image of a slice of the sun was imaged on New Years Eve ... through the eyepiece using a 3 x Barlows and a 16mm Meade Plossl. The image was enhanced using PhotoStudio and PhotoImpact. The results were not that pleasing and definitely needs more attention detail as far as focus and magnification are concerned. The Axia IX-10 does not boast sophisticated features so I have to be more careful in future. Image format: 640 x 480. Lens aperture: F2.2. Used Auto exposure. Lewis Montague Coward
Subject: First Photos using ETX 70AT Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2002 19:16:24 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Walter Branch) As with most folks, I want to complement you on a great and very useful and user friendly site. I'll buy the book too :-) I would like to send you my first attempts at astrophotography using my ETX 70 AT and my digital camera, a Fujifilm Finepix 1400, held to the scope's eyepiece. I am attaching my first attempt at taking an image of the sun using the solar filter from Scoptronix. This image was taken on Christmas eve, 2001. This, and the subsequent photo I am sending of the moon, are not "touched up" in any way and are simply straight-from-the-camera images. Anyway, thanks again. -Walter Branch ----------------------------------------------- Walter Branch, Ph.D. Branch Meteorites 322 Stephenson Ave., Suite B Savannah, GA 31405 USA www.branchmeteorites.com
Subject: ETX-70 and Finepix 2800 Zoom Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 7:14:31 From: email@example.com (Gilberto Cutrupi) I was wondering if you or any of the other astro-folks had any experience using the Fuji Finepix 2800Z with the etx-70. i couldn't find many info on the net and I'd like to know if, for example, the Digi-T would work on this camera and if its specs are ok (not perfect :-) for astrophotography. Thanks, Gilberto
Subject: ETX photography Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2002 15:59:25 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Evans) Greetings from Canada's Arctic, the NWT. I am the happy owner of an ETX 125. I just recently bought a FujiFilm FinePix 4800Z Digital camera. I have had the opportunity to try any astro photography yet, but was practicing with a terrestrial shot. I also wanted to try editing with some photo editing software. I took the close up's by removing the rubber eye-cup from my 26mm Plossell, and attaching it directly onto the lens of the camera. I then just used the Macro setting on the camera, and held it up to the eyepiece of the ETX and snapped a few pictures. I am now sure yet whether I will have any success with night shots. I noticed that it was quite difficult to hold camera up to the eyepiece, without nudging the telescope. It will require more practise. Anyway I thought your readers might be interested. Great site, I have been a reader of Weasners' Mighty, for quite a few years now. Thanks for all your work, and dedication, to this valuable resource. Cheers, John Evans
Subject: digital camera Sent: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 12:37:34 From: ThreeDirection@aol.com I would like to order a digital adapter for my digital camera to be place it on my ETX105EC. Would you please tell me which adapter I should get? My camera model is: Fuji F401 you can view more info of this camera at: http://www.techdepot.com/product.asp?productid=1211471&affid=2165 or can I just get a ScopeTronix EZ-Pix Sorry to bother you again.. Have a happy thanksgiving! thanks kimMike here: Scopetronix sells a line of adapters called the Digi-T System. Check their website to see if they have a T-ring for your camera. It is mentioned in the ETX book and on the ETX website (Accessory Reviews - Astrophotography).
Subject: site questions Sent: Sunday, May 4, 2003 07:55:53 From: email@example.com (Jeff Gifford) I recently came across your site and I will have to say that I find it extremely informative. I have been taking some lunar pictures using a recently purchased Fuji s602. The pictures are good but not even in the ballpark to the detailed ones using a digital camera and the Meade etx90 photos on your site. I currently do not own a telescope but I am interested in the etx90. My question(s)...is the only difference in the etx90ra and the etx90ec, the computer controls? I searched your site for some pictures using the Fuji s602 and the etx90 but I could not find any.....do you know of folks on your site using this combination? I know I have seen different adapters for the larger lens digital cameras but I have yet to see some astrophotography using the s602 and a telescope. Is the etx90 a good beginner scope that I may be able to adapt easily for digital photography? ThanksJeffMike here: One person has a Fuji s602. You can see his set up on the April 2003 General Feedback page (in the Feedback Archives). He is doing Piggyback Photography. I couldn't find any other references to the s602. Yes, the ETX-90 makes an excellent beginner telescope and as evidenced on the ETX Site, you can take some good to amazing astrophotos with it.
Subject: Astro Photography. Moon Fuji 6800 Sent: Sunday, June 1, 2003 10:01:38 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Iain McClelland) A few photo's of the moon using a ETX 125 and Fuji FinePix 6800. I have not seen any other mention of this camera. Regards Iain McClelland
Subject: etx 105 Sent: Friday, December 5, 2003 08:33:18 From: email@example.com (leon maile) already 8 months down the line with my etx105 and enjoying every moment with it.i always look at your site for tips and photos,and it's great to be part of what everybody is doing around the globe is doing with their etx.here's some pictures i took with my fuji602 pro and etx 105.only the moon has been stacked. leon
Subject: Planet Gallery. Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 11:09:43 -0000 From: "James Jefferson-Wilson James" (firstname.lastname@example.org) I got your ETX Book for xmas, great reading so far ! Could you put this on your ETX Planet Gallery ? Thankyou ! James(UK)
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