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 Post subject: WILD M400 DSLR CONVERSION.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:47 pm 
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I thought that I would share a simple conversion just done to my recently acquired M400.
No images are necessary, its so simple.
1, remove existing pyramid.
2, retain and reverse the black base bracket.
3, obtain a iso38mm/T2 adapter and fit to the existing iso38 opening in the bracket, fixing with a set screw that you have just prepared.
4, use Cannon eos macro-tubes and screw to the T2 adapter.
5, obtain Baader varilock T2 extension either 29 or 46, and eos adapter.
6, mount camera and adjust for parfocality.
7, job done.!!

You can also obtain Pentax helicoid extension tubes in either M42 or K- mount.

This gives a cheap but useful adapter for a cropped frame dslr, and by adding a quality
tele-converter (x2), a full frame dslr can be used.
The teleconverter lens will effectively act as a photo-relay lens.


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 Post subject: Re: WILD M400 DSLR CONVERSION.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:41 pm 
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Yep that'll work for crop frames. All you need is a light-blocking tube that suspends the camera ~3-4 inches above the cover plate of the scope. Attaching full frames is a bit trickier if you care about parfocality. Where would you place the tele-converter?


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