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Meade SLR Camera Adapter

You Pay: $32.75
Product Highlights
  • For ETX-90, ETX-105, & ETX-125 Scopes
  • Requires Camera-Specific T-Mount

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

This adapter has two parts; a threading and an extension tube.  The combination is screwed on to the ETX-90/105/125 Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes' rear cell threading, making the ETX-90 a 1450mm f/16.0, the ETX-105 an 1830mm f/17.4, nad the ETX-125 a 2130mm f/18.0 prime lens.

With APS-C style digital SLRs, it is possible to use this adapter without the vignetting-eliminating extension tube.  You still may experience some minor vignetting, but you'll get a shorter and faster lens combination (ETX-90=1250mm f/13.8, ETX-105=1640mm f/15.6, & ETX-125=1900mm f/15.0).

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.

Weight 0.25 lb (114g)

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MeadeSLR Camera Adapter
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Durable (8)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Reliable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astrophotography (3)
    • Landscape photography (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (7), Semi-professional (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Essential for starter astrophotographers

    This is essential if you have a Meade ETX telescope and wish to start trying a little astrophotography. It comes in two pieces, and you can use either one of them or both in...Read complete review

    This is essential if you have a Meade ETX telescope and wish to start trying a little astrophotography. It comes in two pieces, and you can use either one of them or both in combination, depending of what you want to see in your frame. It's easy to use, durable and took me literally seconds to mount. You'll also need a T-Mount for your SLR camera of choice, in my case a Nikon.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good Product from a Good Manf but...

    This is a well made product from Meade. I use it on my ETX-90 with a Nikon D3200. I've got no complaints about it's performance or quality.BUT... it's overpriced. It's nothing...Read complete review

    This is a well made product from Meade. I use it on my ETX-90 with a Nikon D3200. I've got no complaints about it's performance or quality.BUT... it's overpriced. It's nothing more than a two-piece metal tube. Yes, it is required to connect an SLR or DSLR to the scope but jeez. It's not like it's an eyepiece or anything. I just think that Meade is taking advantage of the situation.You can at least save yourself a few dollars and buy a different brand t-mount instead of the Meade t-mount (I use a General Brand Lens Mount Adapter - T Mount Lens to Nikon F Mount Camera)

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    5.0

    T mount camera adapter

    By Hooperhd

    from Kansas

    Comments about Meade SLR Camera Adapter:

    Just as described, an T mount adapter for my Meade CTX-90.

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    5.0

    T mount camera adapter

    By Hooperhd

    from Kansas

    Comments about Meade SLR Camera Adapter:

    Just as described, an T mount adapter for my Meade CTX-90.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Pictures of the Stars (or planets)

    By Thom G

    from Metro Philadelphia

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Meade SLR Camera Adapter:

        The adapter works fine. I used it connecting a Cannon XT (with an appropriate Cannon t-mount)to a Meade ETX-90 . The only caution I have is regarding threading the addapter on to the telescope (particularly in the dark - duh). Make sure the threads are aligned well before really tuning, so that you don't gawl (mess up) the threads. The body is alluminum with is susceptiple to gawling.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Good Product from a Good Manf but...

        By Andy

        from Dallas

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Meade SLR Camera Adapter:

            This is a well made product from Meade. I use it on my ETX-90 with a Nikon D3200. I've got no complaints about it's performance or quality.BUT... it's overpriced. It's nothing more than a two-piece metal tube. Yes, it is required to connect an SLR or DSLR to the scope but jeez. It's not like it's an eyepiece or anything. I just think that Meade is taking advantage of the situation.You can at least save yourself a few dollars and buy a different brand t-mount instead of the Meade t-mount (I use a General Brand Lens Mount Adapter - T Mount Lens to Nikon F Mount Camera)

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            It does what its designed to do

            By Reno

            from Phoenix, Az

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy Photography

              Comments about Meade SLR Camera Adapter:

              I use the T adapter to attach my Sony Nex-7 to a Meade ETX telescope. It connects solidly and performs as advertised.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Worked like a charm

              By Sam Rodgers

              from Pinebluff, NC

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Meade SLR Camera Adapter:

                    Fit the telescope just like it was supposed to. We got some great shots on our 1st night out.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    everything perfect

                    By Butterfly

                    from Italy

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Meade SLR Camera Adapter:

                      perfect thread

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Self Explanitory

                      By Violent Dimensions

                      from Ohio

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Macro Photography

                        Comments about Meade SLR Camera Adapter:

                        works as described, fits perfectly to my camera and telescope, no loose threading, built strong and sound no complaints!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Good Part

                        By Eric

                        from Arizona

                        About Me Casual user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Meade SLR Camera Adapter:

                          This is well made but did not fit the scope that I have so I did not get a chance to try it on a sope.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Thankfully simple...

                          By Brad

                          from San Francisco

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Simple well made

                          Cons

                          • No documentation

                          Best Uses

                          • Astrophotography
                          • Macro Photography

                          Comments about Meade SLR Camera Adapter:

                          I'm a semiprofessional photographer, new to astrophotography. I had a good sense how to use the product, which is good because there were no instructions whatsoever included with the package. Would have been nice to have some documentation on using the adapter... there's more than one way to use it.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Perfect fit - needs a bit of lubrication

                          By Jim

                          from Wichita, KS

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography

                            Comments about Meade SLR Camera Adapter:

                            Fit my Parks Jovian 90 perfectly, but a bit tricky to get on and off without lubrication. Added a tiny amount of electrical grease (pure silicone lubricant) and much easier to get on and off with no worries about being getting stuck. Took off the extension for use with my scope. Mated with a Canon ring and got great photos. Be sure the ring you buy has a proper alignment key slot fit.

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                            • No

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                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Essential for starter astrophotographers

                            By Will

                            from Martha's Vineyard, MA

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Astrophotography

                              Comments about Meade SLR Camera Adapter:

                              This is essential if you have a Meade ETX telescope and wish to start trying a little astrophotography. It comes in two pieces, and you can use either one of them or both in combination, depending of what you want to see in your frame. It's easy to use, durable and took me literally seconds to mount. You'll also need a T-Mount for your SLR camera of choice, in my case a Nikon.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              Share this review

                               
                              5.0

                              Solid Connection

                              By Wes

                              from Wake Forest, NC

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Meade SLR Camera Adapter:

                                  Used the adapter and the "T-MOUNT for NIKON" to attach my D90 to a Meade 125 etx. I haven't actually taken pictures using it. But the connection was solid.

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                                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Excellent craftmanship!!!

                                  By fpifano

                                  from Venezuela

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Improves Product Function
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Bulky

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Astrophotograpy

                                  Comments about Meade SLR Camera Adapter:

                                  As expected from any Meade product, this SLR adapter has excellent craftmanship, rendering as a "must-have" for SLR astrophotograpy enthusiasts.
                                  Perhaps the only objection I find is that one must find a felt or other type of soft material to store it and avoid scratches on it.

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  For Astrophotography

                                  By Steve

                                  from Santa Monica, CA

                                  About Me Casual user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • A necessity for astrophog
                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Astrophotography

                                  Comments about Meade SLR Camera Adapter:

                                  This and the camera T mount are required for Astrophotography. It is easy to assemble and use.

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