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Pentax UA-1 Universal Digiscoping Adapter for Pentax Spotting Scopes USA

B&H # PEUA1 Mfr # 88041
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  • For Cameras w/o Filter Threads

The Pentax UA-1 is a universal camera adapter designed for the Pentax PF-65 ED, PF 80 ED, PF-100ED scopes. It is fully compatible with all of the Pentax Optio cameras and various other point-and-shoot digital cameras. It allows the user to take incredible images that could otherwise only be taken with expensive telephoto lenses. The UA-1 adapter is highly adjustable and makes an excellent digiscoping tool.

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UA-1 Universal Digiscoping Adapter for Pentax Spotting Scopes
 
2.3

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor fit (3)
    • Poor quality (3)

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

      Reviewed by 7 customers

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      1.0

      Poor Design & Quality

      By KubotaManDan

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Made Of Metal

      Cons

      • Poor Construction
      • Poor Fit

      Best Uses

      • none

      Comments about UA-1 Universal Digiscoping Adapter for Pentax Spotting Scopes:

      Arrived with paint flaking off & bare metal exposed.
      Poor design, Locking knobs block camera controls.
      Couldn't get it to lock in place with camera mounted. oh & the directions were usless. Very poor.
      I would have thought a better product from Pentax. I gave 1 star since it was made of metal. other wise I would rate it -3.

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      2.0

      Knobs in the way/hard to align

      By kubotamandan

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Made Of Metal

      Cons

      • Poor Construction
      • Poor Fit
      • Rubs Against Eyepiece
      • Won~'~~t Lock Into Position

      Best Uses

      • none

      Comments about UA-1 Universal Digiscoping Adapter for Pentax Spotting Scopes:

      I give 2 stars because it is made of metal. The locking knobs interfer with each other, using a tiny point & shoot & can't access the rear camera without loosening the locking knobs to get them out of thee way. Also, no way to lock the position of the camera -so it touches my expensive eyepiece-Yikes. A very frustrating product. What were they thinking when they designed it. Wasted 2 hours of my life trying to get it to work. Also arrived in a box bigger than the adapter pieces, they were banging against each other since they left China and some of the finish was flaked off leaving exposed metal-very poor. I'll gladly pay shipping to return this product. I advise you to steer clear of this one.

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      • No

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      1.0

      Could be a reasonable product

      By Lou

      from Sydney, Australia

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Poor Construction

      Best Uses

        Comments about UA-1 Universal Digiscoping Adapter for Pentax Spotting Scopes:

        Unfortunately the bracket I received was poorly manufactured. A screw hole was drilled off-centre. This put the unit out of alignment, making it impossible to centre the camera in line with the scope.
        Fortunately the service from B&H was superb.

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        • No

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        2.0

        Not that good

        By Tom

        from Meadville, PA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Fit

          Best Uses

            Comments about UA-1 Universal Digiscoping Adapter for Pentax Spotting Scopes:

            Tried it three or four times. Didn't fit my camera that well. Didn't really stabilize it that well either.

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            3.0

            low cost digiscoping

            By GWK

            from Canberra Australia

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Fiddly
              • Lacks rigidity required

              Best Uses

              • Digiscoping

              Comments about UA-1 Universal Digiscoping Adapter for Pentax Spotting Scopes:

              Bird photos. It was difficult/fiddly to set up and not at all rigid with a small rotation of the joint near to the camera plate. If this is a typical example, it is only suitable for use with very small compact digital cameras.

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              3.0

              Takes Pracitce

              By Jon the Birder

              from Macungie, PA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

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              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bright Conditions

                  Comments about UA-1 Universal Digiscoping Adapter for Pentax Spotting Scopes:

                  I just started using the digiscoping adapter. It takes a little bit of work to set everything up. The adapter itself works as advertised.

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                  4.0

                  Good solution for the problem

                  By AP

                  from Raleigh, NC

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fairly sturdy
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile
                  • Well designed

                  Cons

                  • Setup each time used

                  Best Uses

                  • Mount p and s to scope
                  • Still photography
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about UA-1 Universal Digiscoping Adapter for Pentax Spotting Scopes:

                  I currently use a Sony DSC-W100 with a Pentax PF-80ED-A spotting scope. I had been using a "universal" adapter which had to be removed in order to sight through the scope. The UA-1 is designed for use with the large eyepiece of the Pentax scope and the camera will swing out of the way for spotting objects. It mounts fairly firmly onto the locking ring of the scope and then you adjust the camera to the eyepiece. It's not as sturdy as thread based adapters, but I use the camera's timer to get very clear bird pictures. It is quite versatile and the setup only take a couple of minutes. It also comes with an insert to accommodate smaller eyepieces.

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