Celestron Universal Digiscoping Adapter

Celestron Universal Digiscoping Adapter

Celestron Universal Digiscoping Adapter

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Celestron Universal Digiscoping Adapter

Celestron Universal Digiscoping Adapter

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  • For 43-65mm Diameter Eyepieces
  • For Cameras w/o Filter Threads
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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
UPC: 050234936262
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Celestron Universal Digiscoping Adapter
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    • 1Description
    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)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.5 x 5.0 x 4.5"
    Universal Digiscoping Adapter is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Well made, but not Universal 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.
    Date published: 2011-04-28
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Better than holding by hand 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.
    Date published: 2010-09-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well with small Point and Shoots 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.
    Date published: 2014-01-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Waiting for clear skies... B&H had this telescope/camera clamp for a good price. You need to be careful, as there are similar appearing clamps available but not all handle 2 eyepieces. Their tracking information was accurate, and the package arrived when expected. The clamp box (Celestron carton) had been penetrated by the clamp in a couple of areas, but the clamp appeared undamaged (B&H box and packing to thank for that). Test fitting on scope indicates it should do the job; waiting for the temperamental Indiana weather to cooperate.
    Date published: 2016-05-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent adapter with a word of caution for small cameras On the pro side: The adapter is strongly built and It clamps quite firmly to the eyepiece. Furthermore it can position the camera very precisely in front of the eyepiece through two fine adjustment screws. On the con side: If your camera is a typical point and shoot -- like my Nikon Coolpix or Canon Elph which are both quite small -- it can be difficult to position it high enough to reach the eyepiece, and you have to add some sort of vertical spacer where the camera attaches to the adapter.
    Date published: 2017-03-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Quality - Excellent Product I use it with my Vortex Viper Spotting Scope, and my Panasonic DSM-sz50 camera. This digiscoping adapter is outstanding with most excellent precision adjustments. The camera plate has two slots a few inches long for versatile camera mounting and the rough vertical adjustment is a few inches. The fine horizontal and vertical adjustments are extremely precise for very fine adjustments when lining up the camera to the scope eyepiece. The price is great for such a high quality device.
    Date published: 2017-03-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for the job. Well built and easy to setup.
    Date published: 2012-06-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from It works well if your camera fits This is described as being useful to mount a point & shoot camera on a scope. I took a risk as my Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC) is not exactly a point & shoot. My first try at using this failed as all of my lenses were too physically long to allow proper mounting. But once I got a pancake lens the depth of a lens cover this works perfectly and I can now record movies from my scope.
    Date published: 2016-04-24
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