Just in case you were wondering…

Posted by @ 3:14 pm on Sunday 14th September, 2008.

Those crinkly rings in the previous post have quite a few uses:

  • Stick one around a water-bottle or similar when camping - it makes it easier to find in the night, no need to fumble about for the torch and ruin your night-vision;
  • Put two around your SLR/dSLR lens when taking night-shots (one on the zoom-ring, the other on the focus-ring). This way, I can adjust the zoom in the dark without moving the focus by accident;
  • They're useful for marking various bits of the telescope setup - the focuser, the auto-focus control box, the ends of the tripod legs etc..

They're currently on offer at Lakeland.

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2 Responses to “Just in case you were wondering…”

  1. scott says:

    Phew, good. I'd assumed that because nobody had commented I was the only one who hadn't the faintest idea what they were.

    😀

  2. I've a glo-tag (not one of these rings) on the fob of my car-keys. Useful to help find in a darkened room. I can see a few uses for these glo-rings.

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