A&P So my dad made his own lens (thought you guys would be amused)

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  1. nainline6ftw

    nainline6ftw Winter is coming

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    I bought him a sony alpha for his birthday earlier this year, and he's been using it with his telescopes and the kit lens. Recently he broke a pair of binoculars and decided to go to home depot for some PVC pipe and stuff and make a lens with the leftover glass. It mounts with the telescope adapter and is manual focus (obviously). Sorry, no pics of it (it looks ridiculous and it's very large), but he's uploaded some (unedited) samples that I just found :cool: The image quality is surprising IMO.

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    I really need to put photoshop on his computer, but he's used to film and manages to do well with no PP'ing.
     
  2. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    :bowdown: that's a hell of an idea, and it seems like he's getting pretty good quality out of it.
     
  3. nainline6ftw

    nainline6ftw Winter is coming

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    Yeah, at first I was REALLY skeptical, but it seems like it works well for what he's been using it for. He's been asking me about stacking exposures since the alpha is noisy so I need to figure out how to do that so I can show him :o
     
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    percent deluded

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    in for pics of lens
     
  5. EWhytsell

    EWhytsell New Member

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    Hehe thats a great use for binoculars. I can't never look through them right, I aways see double.
     
  6. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    ZEISS BINOCULARS???

    Thats crazy
     
  7. siniquezu

    siniquezu New Member

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    wow. mad scientist material
     
  8. redna

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    no pics of lens....

    thread fail.
     
  9. nainline6ftw

    nainline6ftw Winter is coming

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    nainline6ftw Winter is coming

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    It's about f/4
     
  11. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    :bowrofl: i wonder what sort of reactions he gets when he uses that thing.
     
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    Finest OG #93

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    He should have painted a red ring around the tip. :bowdown:
     
  13. siniquezu

    siniquezu New Member

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    holy crap
     
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    itr452 VTEC motherfucker, GOT ANY?

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    fukin awesome!
     
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    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    that is suhweet!
     
  17. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    :bowrofl:

    but that's pretty sweet
     
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    focal length equivalent?
     
  21. dmora

    dmora Guest

    :eek3: your dad is MacGuyver.
     
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    that must've been fuckin huge binoculars
     
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    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    That's fucking awesome.

    :bowdown:
     
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