I have a Meade LX-50 10" telescope and an Olympus C-3040 digital camera that I'd like to get coupled. I also already have the Meade Variable Projection Adapter and the Olympus Lens Adapter Tube (which gives me 43mm accessable threads).
All the solutions I've found on-line so far begin at the camera body and end at the telescope and provide all the necessary hardware in between. They also range in price from ~$80 to close to ~$200. My problem is that I don't need all that. I really only need to get from a 43mm internal thread (on the camera) to a 42mm external thread (t-mount, on the adapter). You'd think that wouldn't be too tough, wouldn't you? Not so much...
So, does anyone have any ideas on how I can couple these two beasts without it costing me an arm and a leg in the process? I'm out of work at the moment so I'd like to spend some of my sleepless, worry-filled nights doing something fun without having to incur a hugh (a hundred bux is hugh right now) additional expense.
Thanks in advance.