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Bushnell SLR (35mm OR Digital) Camera Adapter for All Refractor and Reflector Telescopes which Accept 1.25" Eyepieces - Requires Camera-Specific T-Mount Adapter

B&H # BUCA1.25 Mfr # 780104
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You Pay: $19.99

Ultratelephoto photography is easily achieved with your telescope by purchasing this SLR camera adapter. You'll need to take precautions to minimize vibrations, such as locking up the mirror if possible as well as using a cable release or remote control to fire the shutter.

First, remove the eyepiece. Next, attach the SLR camera adapter where the eyepiece would normally be attached to the telescope, and screw in a t-mount adapter to the opposite end of the SLR camera adapter. Now you can attach your camera to the t-mount and you are ready to begin taking pictures!

Note! Your camera will need to be in fully manual exposure mode, although some brands of camera may also work in aperture-priority autoexposure mode.  Additionally, if there is a switch on the camera which chooses the focus mode, that switch must indicate manual focusing.

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BushnellSLR (35mm OR Digital) Camera Adapter
 
4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Widely compatible adapter (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astrophotography (7)
    • Astronomy (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    4.0

    Versatile and good price

    By evan9162

    from Boise, ID

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Bushnell SLR (35mm OR Digital) Camera Adapter:

      This is a pretty good eyepiece projection adapter with a few nice features. For one, the bottom of the adapter unscrews to reveal an additional set of T-threads, so this adapter ALSO works as a plain, prime-focus 1.25" T-adapter.

      The bottom of the 1.25" barrel is threaded for standard 1.25" filters. The eyepiece holder works well for smaller eyepieces, although a very small 9mm modified achromat eyepiece failed to come to focus.

      The whole product feels solid, well machined, and very secure.

      I used this with a 4.5" F8 Newtonian reflector. With just the t-thread adapter portion in prime focus, I could not get things in focus with my Canon DSLR (common problem with most newts). However, I was able to unscrew the lens element from a 2x barlow, and thread it to the bottom of the 1.25" barrel on this adapter, and get things to come in focus. The 1.25" barrel on the adapter is shorter than the body of the barlow, so the magnification was less than 2x, probably more like 1.5x. This allowed me to do some lunar photography with the minimum of optics in the light path, with a slightly larger FOV than using the barlow as-is.

      The only caveat is they could do a better job on blackening the inside of the 1.25" barrel. They simply painted over the chromed surface, resulting in paint rubbing/chipping off rather easily. Rubbing my finger on the inside of the barrel resulted in black paint powder on my finger. Using my shirt to rub lightly caused the paint to be scraped off down to the chrome surface.

      I cleaned and sanded the surface, and re-painted with black paint to fix this issue. Something to watch out for, since I wouldn't want paint powder/flakes ending up in my camera.

      The rest of the product is black anodized aluminum, which has a good finish on it.

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      5.0

      Works great, very well-built

      By Dan

      from New Jersey

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Padding
      • Strong Construction
      • Widely Compatible Adapter

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astrophotography

        Comments about Bushnell SLR (35mm OR Digital) Camera Adapter:

        I can tell this adapter was made with care. There are no paint chippings and it is built very sturdily. The product image on B&H, for some reason, does not properly represent the actual look of the adapter.

        You can screw in eyepiece filters or barlow lenses to the adapter with ease, which is great if you intend to do imaging with narrowband filters.

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        5.0

        Nikon.........meet Bushnell

        By Steve

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Astrophotography
          • Terrestrial Viewing

          Comments about Bushnell SLR (35mm OR Digital) Camera Adapter:

          Snug, Solid Fit. Attaches my Nikon to my Bushnell Telescope more solidly than some lens. Not expensive pieces to own.

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          5.0

          bird watching

          By VALENTINE

          from YONKERS,NY

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Widely Compatible Adapter

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bird Watching

            Comments about Bushnell SLR (35mm OR Digital) Camera Adapter:

            attached to a 900mm telescope with a 90D nikon camera. Easy to use.

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            3.0

            True Technical Specs Here!

            By McClean Image Studio

            from NJ, Germany, Sweden

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Non-modular

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Astrophotography

            Comments about Bushnell SLR (35mm OR Digital) Camera Adapter:

            Here are the specs you need to know before you buy. I purchased both this item from Bushnell and the Konus Double Photo Adapter Mfg. # 1070 to try to fit them to the rear focal point of my Konus Motormax 90 Maksutov telescope. (I will post these specs along with my review of that telescope since it has been a nightmare to find the correct attachment for the Konus Motormax 90). This may also apply to the Meade ETX 90 and the older Celestron C90 as the optical tubes may all be made by the same factory.First the problem: The Konus Motormax 90 has a 34mm male threaded port at the rear. Either the Bushnell or the Konus photo adapter will slide into the 45 degree diagonal finder no problem. But this adds instability and inferior glass elements to the optical path. The goal is a threaded adapter for an open extension tube. And so begins the quest...For this review let me simply state the differences between the Bushnell and Konus photo adapters and refer the reader to my review of the Konus scope for information relating to that product as well as a review of the three brands of T-Adapters available from B&H.Both adapters are 95 mm in total length.Both adapters have a 31.5 mm diameter narrow end which slides into 1.25" eyepiece holders.Both have 42 mm male threads on the long barrel to mate your camera specific T-Adapter.Both have a set screw mid way along the body, I do not know the function.Regarding the build: The Bushnell is more finely machined, the thick section is anodized and the short section is a stainless steel tube. The Konus is poorly built and poorly coated. Black stains in the shipping box indicate it may be spray painted! Not what I want attached in front of my DSLR sensor chip in Live Mode with the potential for a paint flake entering the camera body!!Here is the main difference- the short barrel.The Bushnell short steel barrel is 35 mm long, with 30 mm female threads on one end and corresponding male threads on the opposite end which screw into the long barrel. So if your scope has 30 mm male threads you want this adapter so you can screw either the long, the short or the combined barrels to your scope.The advantage of the Konus adapter is that the short nose piece can be separated from the longer barrel to alter the optical path length to achieve better focus. One can use either the short barrel or both together for slipping the adapter into an eye piece holder. The short nose can be threaded directly into a T-Adapter with 42 mm female threads. [...] the B&H webpage does not accurately reflect the Bushnell adapter I received because the shorter barrel is a separate steel piece which threads into an adapter ring. This is probably glued in place because I cannot unthread this adapter ring. If I could then I would keep the Bushnell adapter. But as it stands now I am unable to attach the short barrel of the Bushnell directly to a T-Adapter. I can see that the adapter ring has 42 mm male threads, if only I could remove it then I would have a very useful item. Good for stability, but no option of shortening optical path.In either case I do not trust a set screw to hold my expensive DSLR in place (which is why I am planning to purchase a dedicated astrophotography CCD). I am still seeking a solution to directly mount an extension tube to my telescope, and the Bushnell has more options since it has internal female threads on the short barrel, and a more solid build. Hope this helps.

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            4.0

            Might work for prime focus, too

            By drew

            from chicago

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Astrophotography

                Comments about Bushnell SLR (35mm OR Digital) Camera Adapter:

                I bought this to get a start on astophotography with a Celestron 4.5" 48" reflector and a Canon T1i. I'm chiming in to add to the other comments: The bottom end of the eyepiece-holder is a T-mount thread and can be screwed into your camera's T-ring (sold separately! ;-) ) to position your camera for 'prime focus' use-- i.e. with no telescope eyepiece-- if your scope's focus rack will allow your sensor to get close enough.

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                5.0

                Good quality

                By Sonny

                from Falmouth,Maine

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great Optics
                • Strong Construction
                • Widely Compatible Adapter

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Astrophotography
                  • Terrestrial Viewing

                  Comments about Bushnell SLR (35mm OR Digital) Camera Adapter:

                  With Bushnell 78-8830 telescope and Vixen Optics
                  T-mount for Sony Alpha.

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                  4.0

                  Pro Optic Camera to Scope Adapter

                  By Ramón

                  from Miraflores de la Sierra - Spain

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Astrophotography

                    Comments about Bushnell SLR (35mm OR Digital) Camera Adapter:

                    Adapter to change the focal plane for astrophotography with a SLR or Digital Camera.

                    Simple device easy to use. Good price/quality relation.

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                    2.0

                    Good but needed work

                    By Andy -Astronomy enthusiest

                    from SLC, UT

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Fit smoothly

                    Cons

                    • Needed major adjustments

                    Best Uses

                    • Astrophotography

                    Comments about Bushnell SLR (35mm OR Digital) Camera Adapter:

                    The fitting to the telescope was wonderful and fit like a glove to my Bushnell reflecting telescope. The big problem was that this adatping mount placed my Canon Digital Rebel 1/4 inch too far from the focal point even when I had the focus adjuster at minimum. I was about to shrug my shoulders and chalk it up as a loss but I decided to unscrew the silver lower cyliner and grind off the 1/4 inch I needed and then put it together again. Now it works fine and I look forward to photographing the stars. It's an okay buy but it may need some major "adjusting" depending on the telescope you have.

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