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05-22-2015, 06:14 PM   #1
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Just Realized With the FF We Can Scope Our Cameras for Astro

I've been hedging about whether the FF would be worth it, but I just spotted an ad for a red dot scope someone had on FB, and it reminded me of crazy setups I've seen of people mounting a camera with a scope to one side, or with the Q's for birding, etc.

There is very little stopping anyone from simply mounting a hunting scope to the hotshoe on the new FF so that you can simply go out, aim at whatever spot of sky you want to, and, well, shoot.

With the need for the O-GPS1 eliminated, it frees the hotshoe up for whatever. In this case a bit of creativity that would shave a stupid amount of time off setting up for astrophotography.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Sagitta Quote

With the need for the O-GPS1 eliminated
Assuming GPS is built in?
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I believe the specs of the FF indicate the O-GPS1 function will be internal rather than a hotshot accessory, so the GPS would be internal.
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Linked in the K-3II thread.

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QuoteOriginally posted by CDW Quote
I believe the specs of the FF indicate the O-GPS1 function will be internal rather than a hotshot accessory, so the GPS would be internal.
Were are theses specs?
05-23-2015, 11:38 PM   #6
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My error, I was thinking of the upgraded K3. But it stands to reason if the FF has internal image stabilization that it will likely have the same O-GPS1 technology including GPS.
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QuoteOriginally posted by CDW Quote
My error, I was thinking of the upgraded K3. But it stands to reason if the FF has internal image stabilization that it will likely have the same O-GPS1 technology including GPS.
Could be.
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