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

You Pay: $19.95

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.

Celestron SLR (35mm OR Digital) Camera Adapter for All Refractor and Reflector Telescopes which Accept 1.25" Eyepieces - Requires Camera-Specific T-Mount Adapter
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    CelestronSLR (35mm OR Digital) Camera Adapter
     
    4.5

    (based on 34 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    87%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (22)
    • Strong construction (18)
    • Widely compatible adapter (11)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astrophotography (24)
      • Astronomy (11)
      • Terrestrial viewing (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (24), Avid adventurer (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (29)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Exactly what it says & well built

      This is a very simple device with a T-mount (male threads) on one end and a 1.25" telescope insert on the other. You screw this into a camera adapter for your...Read complete review

      This is a very simple device with a T-mount (male threads) on one end and a 1.25" telescope insert on the other. You screw this into a camera adapter for your camera and then insert the shiny end into your telescope. Adjust focus and boom, you have a prime focus lens with the focal length of your telescope.

      Example: I have a 6-inch f/8 Newtonian telescope, (thus focal length is 48" or 1219mm). I bought this along with a Vello T-mount to EOS adapter. Attached as described. For my telescope, the focuser did not move far enough toward the lens to focus, so I moved the main mirror up by 2 inches. I used this setup to take the photo attached below.

      Three notes:

      1. Not all telescopes are appropriate for a setup like this. If you have a guided scope you'll be fine, but if not, don't expect to take sharp photos of Saturn or nebulas etc. out of the box. Most objects in the sky are faint and require long exposure times, and that means a guided mount, or at least an equatorial mount with a clock drive. Just want to set expectations.

      2. There are other ways to take photos through any telescope. This one is called "prime focus". If you add an objective lens in between, then it is called "afocal", and you'd need different equipment for that. In fact, many people just hold a camera up to the objective lens. For anything requiring more than a second or so of shutter speed, though, you'll need some kind of guiding.

      3. You can also use this adapter to use your telescope for terrestrial viewing - taking photos of animals from very far away, e.g. Focus may indeed be difficult, but persevere!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      It's not as well made as it should be.

      Overall the mount looks good and the price is great but, it is not as well machined as it should be. The threading for screwing it to a T-mount is not smooth. You...Read complete review

      Overall the mount looks good and the price is great but, it is not as well machined as it should be. The threading for screwing it to a T-mount is not smooth. You have to force it to fully attach it to the mount.

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      5.0

      Works

      By Tyrannosaurus JC

      from State College, PA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astrophotography

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

          This makes taking pictures of the sky pretty easy when used in combination with a DSLR and the t adapter. I hooked up my Canon 70D to a Celestron 9.25" Schmidt Cassegrain and it seems to work pretty well.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Perfect for its use

          By Digital Ridge Photography

          from Utah

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Strong Construction
          • Widely Compatible Adapter

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Astrophotography
            • Terrestrial Viewing

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

            The mount is perfect for astrophotography. It fits perfectly for most telescope mounts. I was super excited when I found an article online describing how a DSLR camera could be mounted to a telescope and this was the equipment that I was immediately pointed to.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Camera adapter, works as expected

            By Sizif

            from South Daytona, FL

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Strong Construction
            • Widely Compatible Adapter

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Astrophotography
            • Bright Conditions
            • Terrestrial Viewing

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

            I use it to attach Canon EOS 650D to Celestron C90 MAK. Photo example attached.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Essential adapter

            By TheWanderer

            from Catskill, NY

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy
              • Astrophotography
              • Terrestrial Viewing

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

              This is the thing that lets you use your telescope as a lens for your digital SLR. You also need a T-Ring. Super magnification!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Works great

              By Mike A

              from Indiana

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Astrophotography

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

                sturdy construction, worked well with nikon adapter...
                keep in mind that the weight of the camera will change the balance of the scope.
                Be ready to shoot on Manual.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Works great!

                By Quintcy

                from Michigan

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

                Another essential item to have when attaching your camera to a telescope. I highly recommend it.

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                5.0

                great quality

                By LOOK UP

                from Boston,MA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Astrophotography

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

                  does what it was intended to
                  do , great quality. all celestron
                  products are well made.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  SLR Adapter for Telescope

                  By ST

                  from Camarillo, CA

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Widely Compatible Adapter

                  Cons

                  • Wish Had Thread Both Ends

                  Best Uses

                  • Astronomy
                  • Astrophotography

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

                  Very satisfied with this product, because it is inexpensive yet of high quality. This is just a tube with no lens. Attach it to the camera on one side (a universal T-Mount is needed on your camera), and insert the other side of the tube in place of your telescope's eye-piece, and that's it! All you will need to do is tighten the screw to ensure the camera/tube will be securely attached to the telescope. Then you can adjust the manual focus on the scope and start taking pictures. Works great on the Meade ETX-125! What's nice about that adapter/tube, is that it is actually made up of two parts, which screw into each other. The metal part seems to be an extension, apparently needed to achieve adequate proper focal length (focus). What that means is that you can take it off and replace it with another size for very specific applications (although typically not necessary for most telescope equipment I've used so far). Great product!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Extends my photo hobby to infinity.

                  By vistagraphs

                  from Christmas Valley Oregon

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

                  Bought this to use with my old Nikon D200 and new Celestron 114 Astro atelescope. First photo of the moon was a delight. Thanks B&H for always having what I need at the right price.It pays to buy quality. Performance is guaranteed.

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                  5.0

                  Exactly as stated

                  By Jeff

                  from Porto, Portugal

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Astrophotography

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

                    Does what its intended too, well built

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Excellent product

                    By Phil

                    from Rensselaer NY

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Terrestrial Viewing

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

                      Used to attach camera to Celestron spotting scope. No problems with the interface.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Basic product but great for teaching!!!

                      By Luis_Ocampo

                      from Colombia

                      About Me Professional Guide

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Astrophotography

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

                        For astrophotography teaching it's an useful element every for the amateur.
                        Great item, low price.

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Exactly what it says & well built

                        By Jefro

                        from Mendocino, CA

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Strong Construction
                        • Widely Compatible Adapter

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Astronomy
                          • Astrophotography
                          • Terrestrial Viewing

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

                          This is a very simple device with a T-mount (male threads) on one end and a 1.25" telescope insert on the other. You screw this into a camera adapter for your camera and then insert the shiny end into your telescope. Adjust focus and boom, you have a prime focus lens with the focal length of your telescope.

                          Example: I have a 6-inch f/8 Newtonian telescope, (thus focal length is 48" or 1219mm). I bought this along with a Vello T-mount to EOS adapter. Attached as described. For my telescope, the focuser did not move far enough toward the lens to focus, so I moved the main mirror up by 2 inches. I used this setup to take the photo attached below.

                          Three notes:

                          1. Not all telescopes are appropriate for a setup like this. If you have a guided scope you'll be fine, but if not, don't expect to take sharp photos of Saturn or nebulas etc. out of the box. Most objects in the sky are faint and require long exposure times, and that means a guided mount, or at least an equatorial mount with a clock drive. Just want to set expectations.

                          2. There are other ways to take photos through any telescope. This one is called "prime focus". If you add an objective lens in between, then it is called "afocal", and you'd need different equipment for that. In fact, many people just hold a camera up to the objective lens. For anything requiring more than a second or so of shutter speed, though, you'll need some kind of guiding.

                          3. You can also use this adapter to use your telescope for terrestrial viewing - taking photos of animals from very far away, e.g. Focus may indeed be difficult, but persevere!

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                          4.0

                          LIKE THIS PRODUCT

                          By GHILL

                          from NORTH CAROLINA

                          About Me Avid Adventurer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Widely Compatible Adapter

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Astrophotography
                            • Terrestrial Viewing

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

                            WILL USE WITH DSLR CANON & TELESCOPE

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Good product, fast delivery, recommended

                            By ama

                            from Miami, Fl

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Astrophotography

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

                              Good product, fast delivery, recommended,I have a Nikon SLR 3100 camera and its is excellent for it,
                              Thank you

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Works great

                              By mokenarr

                              from Mesa AZ

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Strong Construction
                              • Widely Compatible Adapter

                              Cons

                              • Nothing Bad Here

                              Best Uses

                              • Astrophotography

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

                              This is great for beginning astrophotagrapy. Just connect to you DSLR via a t-ring and off you go

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              works as expected

                              By mftitus1

                              from dallas, tx

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Astronomy

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

                                works fine hope to get a lot of use from it

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great bang for the buck

                                By John the Chemist

                                from Daytona Beach, FL

                                About Me Avid Adventurer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Astrophotography

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

                                  Good product overall, happy with my initial attempts!

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Great Quality

                                  By The Fantastic G

                                  from Tomball, Texas

                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Strong Construction
                                  • Widely Compatible Adapter

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Astrophotography

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

                                    Works great with the Canon 60D and Nikon D7000. No complaints.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Good product

                                    By WAC

                                    from LV NV

                                    About Me Avid Adventurer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Astrophotography

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

                                      Works very good

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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