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Celestron Universal Digiscoping Adapter

You Pay: $36.95
Product Highlights
  • For 43-65mm Diameter Eyepieces
  • For Cameras w/o Filter Threads

The Celestron Digital Camera Adapter places your various point-&-shoot digital cameras close to the eyepiece of your spotting scope.  It has a clamp for the eyepiece and various location adjustments so that you get the digital camera centered exactly where it needs to be for the best images with high resolution and no vignetting.  As with all digiscoping, it is far easier to align the digital camera's lens with the scope's eyepiece when that eyepiece has a broad, flat rear element-making a bigger target for the camera's vision to fit within.

To describe here exactly which cameras work with this is simply impossible, but for some guidance...the shortest distance between the tripod socket and the center of the eyepiece is approximately 1.26" (32mm), while the longest distance between the center of the eyepiece and the tripod socket is approximately 2.91" (74mm).  The tripod socket can be as far as approximately 2.12" (54mm) to either side of the center of the eyepiece, so as long as the distance between your camera's tripod socket and the center of its lens is less than this it should likely fit.

As with all ventures in the world of digiscoping, you'll need to employ good technique and good equipment to get good pictures-which means a sturdy tripod and secondary support for the camera if possible, a sensibly-high shutter speed for the digital camera and as much care as is possible to prohibit camera movement.  This should always include the use of the camera's electronic shutter release cable or remote control if the camera has such capacity.

Note! A tripod spacer-like that used under traditional film cameras with Polariod film backs-is often necessary for vertical alignment of cameras with a short distance between their tripod socket and the center of their lens. An inexpensive combination of 2 pieces of inventory to solve the problem (B&H item codes "BO3358" and "GIG1141") is listed here as accessories.

Attaches directly to eyepieces with 1.18-2.36" (30-60mm) outer diameter
Camera's height to eyepiece adjustable in ±1.18" (±30mm) range
Camera's tripod socket adjustable in ±1.65" (±42mm) range
Includes 1/4"-20 threaded tripod socket upon base for added support
Load Capacity 4.50 lb (2.04 kg)
Dimensions 4.9 x 7.1 x 4.4" (125 x 180 x 111 mm) WxHxD
Weight 0.89 lb (405 g)
Celestron Universal Digiscoping Adapter
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    CelestronUniversal Digiscoping Adapter
     
    4.1

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)
    • Strong construction (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astrophotography (5)
      • Astronomy (3)
      • Terrestrial viewing (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

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      5.0

      Worth every penny

      By charlie astronomer

      from South Richmond Hill, NY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Strong Construction
      • Widely Compatible Adapter

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Astrophotography
        • Travel

        Comments about Celestron Universal Digiscoping Adapter:

        Easy set up, no hassle, solid construction, easy to adjust to any point and shoot camera, light weight and easy to travel with.

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        5.0

        Excellent product

        By DocFinance

        from Houston

        Comments about Celestron Universal Digiscoping Adapter:

        Ideal camera adapter! Very adjustable, very solid. This will work with lots of different cameras for eyepiece projection photography.

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        5.0

        Excellent

        By we

        from oregon

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Strong Construction
        • Widely Compatible Adapter

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astrophotography
          • Terrestrial Viewing

          Comments about Celestron Universal Digiscoping Adapter:

          Excellent

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          • No

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          4.0

          Works well with small Point and Shoots

          By Marsh68

          from Florida

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Poor Fit
          • Small Platform

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Astrophotography
          • Terrestrial Viewing
          • Very Universal
          • Yachting

          Comments about Celestron Universal Digiscoping Adapter:

          I use it on my Celestron 80mm spotting scope. The mounting platform isn't large enough to hold my Lumix FZ-28 large point and shoot camera. Works fine with small Point and Shoots. Definitely not for a DSLR unless you make a larger mounting base.

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          4.0

          Perfect for the job.

          By Freddy G

          from Quebec, Canada

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astrophotography

            Comments about Celestron Universal Digiscoping Adapter:

            Well built and easy to setup.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Well made, but not "Universal"

            By Old Parallax

            from Bedford

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Poor Fit

            Best Uses

            • Digiscoping
            • Terrestrial Viewing

            Comments about Celestron Universal Digiscoping Adapter:

            I bought this for digiscoping with the Celestron C90 spotting scope. While the adapter is well made, it does not have enough adjustment range to be called universal.
            There is only 2.5" from tripod screw to eyepiece and that won't fit a lot of digicams. The tiny compact cams fit, but then the lens won't come far enough up to center on the eyepiece. You can see from the photo how far down it adjusts, which does not make sense. What camera is that tall?
            This must have been designed years ago when cameras were different.
            Well built, but hard to use because if its odd layout.

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            3.0

            Better than holding by hand

            By Carey

            from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Poor Construction

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Astrophotography

            Comments about Celestron Universal Digiscoping Adapter:

            Construction is okay, and it's reasonably sturdy. But the mechanism to adjusting position is very sloppy. You have to tighten the lock screw somewhat to put some tension on the whole adjustment mechanism to get your camera into position or it flops around too much. I expected camera positioning to be better than the sloppiness of this device. But you can get it to position after playing with it a while.

            Far from a precision device, considering you are purchasing it to position a camera exactly in front of a small lens.

            Construction is a mix of plastic and alloy metals.

            Works for small cameras only, not intended for SLR cameras. Some small cameras with a lens that extends from the body may not work, as you won't have the distance you need in from of the lens.

            This works best with fixed lens cameras in my experience, and bringing the camera against the telescope or microscope lens. Auto focus cameras may not work well, fixed focus cameras would be ideal for this type of photography.

            Taking pictures this type of device is all about trial and error, and the luck you have with a particular camera.

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