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Question EE-1 Red spot sight for hot shoe - any hints & tips please?

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Having recovered somewhat from a fractured hip & now getting back to astronomy & photography I thought a little treat was in order, so I acquired an Olympus EE-1 red spot sight. The (optimistic ) idea is using it with my Oly E-PM1 for a bit of astrophotography w/o my telescope - just constellations & such-like, & wildlife stuff when the weather improves & the critters are out & about.

Has anyone had a play with an EE-1 or other red spot gadget? Any hints & tips please?

From my bit of reading around that the EE-1 et al. are set up & function just like a telescope's red dot finder.

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Re: EE-1 Red spot sight for hot shoe - any hints & tips please?

There's a pretty good write-up about it here: https://www.mirrorlessons.com/2016/0...-sight-review/

Had you seen this already?

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Re: EE-1 Red spot sight for hot shoe - any hints & tips please?

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There's a pretty good write-up about it here: https://www.mirrorlessons.com/2016/0...-sight-review/

Had you seen this already?

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Hi Chris!
Thanks for that... it's one of the few reviews I missed Shall have a look
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Re: EE-1 Red spot sight for hot shoe - any hints & tips please?

As with all sighting systems, “zeroing in” Is highly recommended.

Some suggest using the moon, but personally I find it moves to quickly for really fine adjustments. So I use a street lamp that’s about four miles away as a single source in the centre of the lens/EVF/Screen and then “dial in” the sight to match.

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Re: EE-1 Red spot sight for hot shoe - any hints & tips please?

I use one and find it a useful tool for astro-photography. As I wrote in another thread, the biggest fault is that there is no provision for locking the setting wheels. I added my own white marks, which I find helpful. It's also important to make sure that the finder is always properly seated in the hot-shoe and has risen fully to the in-use position.
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Re: EE-1 Red spot sight for hot shoe - any hints & tips please?

Hi Graham & Mike
Thank you both for your input - very much appreciated.
Can’t wait to have an astrophotography session, but we’re having rain & high winds here in the NW, so I’m going to have to be a bit patient.

Mike: the white alignment marks on the wheels is a fabulous idea! Thanks
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