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Meade SLR (35mm OR Digital) Camera Adapter for All 7.0", 8.0", 10.0" & 12.0" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes - Requires Camera-Specific T-Mount Adapter

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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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MeadeSLR (35mm OR Digital) Camera Adapter
 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (6)
    • Astrophotography (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

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    2.0

    Cheap - Not Made in Japan anymore

    By Johnb1253

    from Columbus, OH

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Price
    • Quality

    Best Uses

    • Astrophotography

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

    This is not your fathers Meade #62. This adapter is adequate, threads on fine and is probably just strong enough to get the job done. Unlike all of the photos I've seen, this has NO markings at all, it does not say Meade on it, and no Made in Japan label anymore. The box says "Assembled in Mexico with imported parts". It seems thinner and lighter than older versions and not worth the premium price. The interior of the barrel is smooth with flat black paint that is scratched with some of paint missing near the ends, exposing the anodized aluminum. It does NOT have a grooved baffle type interior. The exterior does have a nice attractive anodized finish. The main reasons I'm giving only two stars is for the price versus quality, and the poor interior paint. Buy one that costs less, you'll get the same or better quality.

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    5.0

    Solid built - threads on easily

    By DaveH

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Strong Construction
    • Widely Compatible Adapter

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Astrophotography

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

      This is a solid built piece. I was also pleased to find that this is standard "SCT", so it also fits my Celestron C8!

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      • No

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      5.0

      does what is is designed for well

      By decman

      from Jasper, TN

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • High Price

      Best Uses

      • Astrophotography

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

      The fit on this and the T-mount were smooth and I had no problems mounting a Canon T2i to a Meade LX90-ACF. Seems a bit pricey for what it is but so do most of these small Meade accessories like this. I should add that B&H is as reasonable on it as anyone. The slightly high price on accessories is just a Meade thing.

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      • No

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      5.0

      awesome product works great

      By Puig

      from West New York, NJ

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

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      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

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

        it easly hooks up my canon rebel to my meade 12"lx200emc telescope.. adapter ring also needed

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        • No

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        5.0

        Sturdy and Durable design

        By Pilot

        from Huntsville, AL

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

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        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Astrophotography
        • Prime Focus

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

        I purchased this product to begin my quest in prime focus astrophotography. The product is well designed, durable, and is easy to attach. There isn't much else to say about it as it is a simple single-use product designed to allow you to attach your SLR camera to your telescope. Note: Requires a T-Mount, sold separately, made for your camera.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Works like expected

        By dranobob

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Needs Warning

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Astrophotography

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

        Fits and works like expected. Couldn't give it 5 stars because it had no instructions and I made a simple mistake that could have ended in damaging part of my scope. Install this on the camera (and your specific camera ring) first! then line up the camera/SLR adapter up to the scope, and tighten the ring. DO NOT twist the camera if it is not straight (even a small amount...thats what I did). The outer ring will lock down on the scopes threads and when you try to remove the ring it unscrews the threads from the scope. Caused no damage...but cost me hours to find a way to unthread the scope's threads from the ring without damaging them. Very tough. Otherwise good construction (metal).

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        5.0

        Having Fun

        By ob1kanokie

        from Boonies, Winfield, KS

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Optics
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Bright Conditions
          • Terrestrial Viewing
          • Wildlife Viewing

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

          Hooked the Canon Rebel up to an LX-10 Meade camera. Focus is a bit tricky and wind a problem, but that is just nature. Have gotten some good shots of the moon! At least not bad for a backyard telescope. Seems to work fine for a long telephoto too, but the telescope isn't very portable. Anyway, the connection of camera to telescope works just fine.

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          5.0

          As advertised.

          By dr4gon

          from Texas

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Does what it should
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Pricey

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Astrophotography

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

          It's an adapter. Not much to say about it really....

          It works as is advertised. I used it with the Meade Sony/Minolta AF T-Mount and it connects to the telescope and is used as prime focus.

          I tried it on a 10" LX200 SCT. The 16" LX200 SCT in our club observatory would not fit for some reason, maybe it's just because of the eyepiece configuration or something, but this fits just fine in the 10" LX200.

          I can't wait to take some astrophotos!

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          5.0

          Specialized Tool

          By robkaboom

          from Arlington, WA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy

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

            I've been using this adapter most of the summer the shots of the Moon, & Jupiter are awesome. I even got a pic of Andromeda. Now I just need to get a wedge for my LX 90 and I'll be set. Only issue: I wish the threads were easier to line up. Although this is problem with most of Meade's rear thread adapters...

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