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Telescope Camera Adapters

Special Note for using a digital camera with a telescope..

Remember, when using a digital camera with a fixed (non-removable) lens you must shoot through an eyepiece to form an image. This is called "Afocal Coupling". To accomplish this you will need 2 basic parts. First a means to adapt your eyepiece to a T thread. And second, an "Attachment Kit" to take you from that T thread to your particular camera model. Our compatible eyepiece adapters are the "Digital T Ring", "AdaptaView", "Universal T Adapter" and our Afocal Eyepiece for cameras with larger lenses. For example say you have a Canon A50 digital camera and a Meade ETX90 (with the standard Meade 26mm 4000 Series Super Plossl eyepiece). The Digital T-Ring (part # DTR1) will fit the eyepiece and Attachment Kit (part #AK21) will adapt it to your camera. If your camera has a larger lens it is important to use an optically compatible eyepiece to keep vignetting (dark edges around the image) to a minimum. There are 2 main factors to consider, the closer the lens is to the top of the eyepiece the better (or a lens with lots of eye relief) and a larger eyepiece lens is better. For example a 25mm Plossl would be a much better choice than a 9mm Plossl. In most cases at least some vignetting is to be expected and can be cropped out of the final image. When selecting an eyepiece for this purpose low power is generally better, don't worry so much about magnification as the camera zoom can greatly increase magnification and a barlow can always be used too. It is more important to have an eyepiece that "optically couples" well. If you have a camera with a large lens (filter size larger than ~37mm) I would highly recommend looking at our Afocal Eyepiece. It is a special eyepiece for digital camera imaging. Just add an "Attachment Kit" for your particular camera and you are all set.


Digital T Ring Adapters


Easy as 1-2-3!


1. Select a
suitable eyepiece and slip off the rubber eyeguard.


2.
Place the Digital T Ring on top and secure it with the included wrench.


3. Thread your eyepiece into your cameras step ring.

Your eyepiece becomes an afocal T adapter!

These Digital T Rings fit a wide variety of eyepieces and offer many advantages. Primarily used for attaching point & shoot type digital cameras to telescope eyepieces. They offer easy installation, light weight, virtually automatic centering, and the ability to couple more closely than just about any other adapter design. We offer 2 different sizes. Size #1 is by far the most popular and fits Meade 4000 Series Plossls, most 1.25" Meade SWA's and UWA's, Meade ETX 60/70 eyepieces, Celestron NexStar Plossls (newer type with rubber eyeguards only), Orion Sirius Plossls, ScopeTronix Plossls, Generic Series 300/400 Plossls, and many more imported eyepieces with removable rubber eyeguards. If in doubt simply pull the rubber eyeguard off the eyepiece you intend to use and measure the diameter of the top of the eyepiece. Not for use with eyepieces without rubber eyeguards. Note: Once installed you will have an eyepiece with a male T thread on top. You will also need an "Attachment Kit" to attach the Digital T-Ring to your digital camera. Manufactured of aluminum with a black anodized finish. Set screws and allen wrench are included.

Description
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Digital T Ring #1
(Fits Size Range: 1.22" - 1.26")
DTR1
$27.95
Digital T Ring #2
(Fits Size Range: 1.10" - 1.14")
DTR2
$27.95


SLR/DSLR Prime Focus Kit
for 1.25" Telescopes

If your scope accepts 2" eyepieces consider our True-2 adapter, if your scope accepts 1.25" eyepieces this is the way to go. The included parts will allow you to couple your SLR or DSLR camera to a standard 1.25" eyepiece port for "prime focus" astrophotography. The money saving combo includes our popular 1.25" prime focus adapter (#T125) packaged along with the appropriate T-Ring for your brand of camera. Parts are "T" threaded for compatibility with many other adapters. All parts are aluminum with an anodized black finish.

Camera Body Mount

Item #

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  Canon EOS Prime Focus Kit

KEOS

$49.95
Canon FD (manual) Prime Focus Kit
KCAN
$44.95
Nikon Prime Focus Kit
KNIK
$49.95
Olympus (4/3) E-Volt Prime Focus Kit
K43E
$52.95
Olympus (OM Series) Prime Focus Kit
KOLY
$49.95
Pentax (M42 screw mount) Prime Focus Kit
KPSM
$44.95
Pentax "K" Prime Focus Kit
KPKM
$49.95
Sony Alpha Prime Focus Kit
KSON
$49.95
Sony NEX Prime Focus Kit
(Including models NEX3, NEX5, etc)
KNEX
$57.95

Micro 4/3 Prime Focus Kit
(Fits Panasonic Lumix G1/G2/GH1, Olympus PEN, etc)

KM43

 $54.95



Astrophotography Kit
for SLR/DSLR Cameras

Here is everything you need for both "Prime Focus" and "Eyepiece Projection" astrophotography packaged together in one money saving easy to purchase kit. Fits any telescope with a standard 1.25" eyepiece port.

Included in this kit: Our fixed "Eyepiece Projection" adapter with integral "Prime Focus" adapter, a T-Ring to fit your brand of camera and a parfocalizing ring. The Parfocalizing ring allows you to match an eyepiece to your cameras focus point for easy accurate high power focusing.

Camera Body Mount

Item #

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  Canon EOS AP Kit

BEOS

$59.95
Canon FD (manual) AP Kit
BCAN
$54.95
Nikon AP Kit
BNIK
$59.95
Olympus (4/3) AP Kit
B43E
$62.95
Olympus (OM Series) AP Kit
BOLY
$59.95
Pentax (M42 screw mount) AP Kit
BPSM
$54.95
Pentax "K" AP Kit
BPKM
$59.95
Sony Alpha AP Kit
BSON
$62.95
Sony NEX AP Kit
(Including models NEX3, NEX5, etc)
BNEX
$67.95

Micro 4/3 AP Kit
(Fits Panasonic Lumix G1/G2/GH1, Olympus PEN, etc)

BM43

 $64.95



Deluxe Astrophotography Kit
for SLR/DSLR Cameras

Here is everything you need for both "Prime Focus" and "Eyepiece Projection" astrophotography packaged together in one money saving easy to purchase kit. Fits any telescope with a standard 1.25" eyepiece port.

Included in this kit: Our variable "Eyepiece Projection" adapter with integral "Prime Focus" adapter, a T-Ring to fit your brand of camera and a parfocalizing ring. The Parfocalizing ring allows you to match an eyepiece to your cameras focus point for easy accurate high power focusing.

Camera Body Mount

Item #

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  Canon EOS Deluxe AP Kit

DEOS

$79.95
Canon FD (manual) Deluxe AP Kit
DCAN
$74.95
Nikon Deluxe AP Kit
DNIK
$79.95
Olympus (4/3) E-Volt Deluxe AP Kit
D43E
$82.95
Olympus (OM Series) Deluxe AP Kit
DOLY
$79.95
Pentax (M42 screw mount) Deluxe AP Kit
DPSM
$74.95
Pentax "K" Deluxe AP Kit
DPKM
$79.95
Sony Alpha Deluxe AP Kit
DSON
$82.95
Sony NEX Deluxe AP Kit
(Including models NEX3, NEX5, etc)
DNEX
$87.95

Micro 4/3 Deluxe AP Kit
(Fits Panasonic Lumix G1/G2/GH1, Olympus PEN, etc)

DM43

 $84.95




Use your best eyepieces for photography!


Fits many Tele Vue eyepieces!
(41mm Panoptic shown

AdaptaView
Premium Eyepiece Adapter

This versatile adapter will fit many premium eyepieces with a removable rubber eyeguard and a top diameter (with the eyeguard removed) between 1.25" and 1.75". It is known to fit the following eyepieces....Tele Vue 32mm Plössl, 40mm Plössl, 55mm Plossl, All Nagler Type 2's and Type 4's, All Panoptics, Radians and Ethos. It also fits Televue and Vixen Zoom eyepieces and the following Meade eyepieces: UWA-8.8mm and 14mm, SWA-24.5mm, 32mm, 40mm and 56 Super Plossl. Useful for both SLR/DSLR and Digital Cameras using the proper step rings or T Ring. To use this adapter you slip off the rubber eyeguard and secure the 3 thumbscrews into the groove that normally retains the eyeguard. Due to the weight of the camera nylon screws are not an option, any light marks that may be left after removal will be covered up by the eyeguard when it is replaced (the same steel screw system is used by TeleVue on their Radian adapter).

This unit is equipped with a standard male "T" thread on top (42mm .75). You will also need a T-Ring, Step Ring and/or "Attachment Kit" to mount to your camera.

Description
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AdaptaView
Premium Eyepiece Adapter

AVIEWU
$39.95



Universal T Adapter

The universal T Adapter fits a very wide variety of eyepieces found on telescopes, microscopes, spotting scopes, even many medical instruments such as slit lamps. These adapters are manufactured of aluminum with a black anodized finish and have 6 nylon thumbscrews to center and secure it to the eyepiece. The thread is a standard male 42mm "T" Thread. You will also need a T-Ring, step ring and/or "Attachment Kit" to mount to your camera.

Description
Item #
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1.5" Universal T Adapter

UT1
$29.95


1.25" Prime Focus T Adapter

This basic "T" adapter fits into a standard 1.25" telescope eyepiece port and has a standard 42mm male "T" thread on top. For use with SLR & DSLR type cameras at prime focus (using no eyepiece or camera lens). You will also need a T-Ring to fit your brand of camera. Manufactured of aluminum with a black anodized finish. The 1.25" end is also threaded for standard 1.25" eyepiece filters.

Description
Item #
Price
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 1.25" Prime Focus T Adapter
T125
$29.95


Basic Eyepiece Projection Camera Adapter

This basic eyepiece projection camera adapter fits into any standard 1.25" telescope eyepiece port and can hold a moderately sized eyepiece within it for eyepiece projection photography. Unlike "Prime Focus" astrophotography where you are using the telescope as a large camera lens "Eyepiece Projection" allows you to increase the power by inserting the appropriate eyepiece into the adapter "projecting" the eyepiece image into your SLR or DSLR camera. You can also unscrew the 1.25" nose and connect it directly to a T-Ring for prime focus shots. You will also need a T-Ring to fit your brand of camera. Manufactured of aluminum with a black anodized finish. The 1.25" end is also threaded for standard 1.25" eyepiece filters. This adapter is recommended for SLR & DSLR type cameras only. The eyepiece upper barrel can be no larger than 1.5" in diameter and no longer than 1.4" in length.

Description
Item #
Price
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 Basic Eyepiece Projection Adapter
BEPA
$37.95

Variable Eyepiece Projection Camera Adapter

This Variable Eyepiece Projection Adapter allows you to do both "Prime Focus" and "Eyepiece Projection" astrophotography. By varying the length of the adapter you vary the placement of the film plane (or CCD sensor) in the light cone. The further back the higher the magnification. This is extremely useful for framing a shot just the way you want it. By changing the focal length of the eyepiece you can make major changes in magnification, by varying the adapter length you make smaller changes, think of it as a Coarse and Fine magnification control. This adapter fits into any standard 1.25" telescope eyepiece port and can hold a moderately sized eyepiece within it for eyepiece projection photography. For prime focus shots just unscrew the 1.25" nose and connect it directly to a T-Ring. You will also need a T-Ring to fit your brand of camera. Manufactured of aluminum with a black anodized finish. The 1.25" end is also threaded for standard 1.25" eyepiece filters. The eyepiece upper barrel can be no larger than 1.5" in diameter. This adapter is recommended for SLR & DSLR type cameras only.

Description
Item #
Price
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 Variable Eyepiece Projection Adapter
VEPA
$58.95

2" Prime Focus Variable Tele-Extender


The Variable length lets you change magnification for easy framing of your shots!

This sturdy 2" Prime Focus adapter easily changes length, that lets you position the image plane of your camera exactly where you want it in the "cone of light" exiting your scope. This varies the magnification by changing the size of the image striking your CCD chip. Having some control over magnification makes it much easier to frame your shots just the way you want them. This adapter is also very useful for Refractor type telescopes. Since many refractors have a very limited focus range it is usually necessary to remove the diagonal and use an appropriate length extension tube in its place. This places the camera at the proper distance to reach focus within the limits of your focusers travel. Rather the trying to find the exact length of extension needed you can simply adjust the length of this adapter. So in this case it can prevent you from having to buy 2 separate parts. Accepts standard 2" eyepiece filters. CNC Machined of aluminum with a durable black anodized finish. For SLR/DSLR type cameras only.

Specifications:
Size: 2"
Type: Prime Focus
Filter Thread: 48mm
Min Extension: 60mm (Measured Flange to Flange)
Max Extension: 95mm (Measured Flange to Flange)

To use this with your SLR/DSLR camera you will also need a T-Ring to fit your brand of camera.

Description
Item #
Price
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 2" Variable Tele-Extender / Extension
VTE2
$44.95


Introducing True-2
2" UltraWide Prime Focus Adapter for DSLR Cameras


As seen in "Sky & Telescope" magazine.


The True-2 adapter goes directly from Bayonet mount to 2" barrel.
Bypassing the obsolete and restrictive T-Ring.



This increases the clear aperture from 1.5" to 1.85"
There is zero shading of the CCD sensor.


Available with or without safety Undercut on barrel.

Just say NO to T-Rings!

As the CCD chips in our DSLR cameras get larger it is ever more important to have an unobstructed light path to prevent vignetting. The manufacturers of high end scopes wisely put 2" eyepiece ports on them. Why then do we insist on putting a 1.5" bottleneck before your camera?

T-Rings have been around for decades, a legacy standard as outdated as 300 baud modems. They exist not because they are the best solution for imaging, but because they are the best solution for manufacturing. After all it's much easier to spin a standard thread on all adapters, regardless of telescope port size or camera brand. The T-Ring may be convenient but it is simply out of its league on a scope with a 2" eyepiece port.. especially with a camera that can take advantage of it.

True-2 is a true 2" prime focus adapter that takes you directly from the bayonet mount to a 2" barrel with as few wasted photons as is possible, adding as much as 10mm more clear aperture over legacy adapters! The largest clear aperture of any adapter on the market. And it costs little more than you would spend on a T-Ring and a quality 2" T-adapter. Baffled to reduce reflections and threaded for 2" eyepiece filters. Now also available with or without an undercut on the barrel (hey some people love them, some hate them). Don't choke the photons out of your camera with an inferior adapter.

Q: What's an undercut?
A: An undercut is a machined groove around the 2" part of the barrel where the thumb screw (or compression ring) makes contact with the adapter. The groove is a safety retention device to help prevent accidents should your focuser thumbscrew be a little loose, this can even happen due to a temperature change. Some people love them and others hate them. Generally either will work fine, it is more a matter of personal preference.

Q: I have a Meade (or Celestron) SCT telescope and would like to have the benefits of this adapter but my scope only accepts 1.25" eyepieces. Is there any way I can use this adapter?
A:
If your SCT is not already setup to accept 2" eyepieces and accessories you will need a 2" Rear Port Adapter, this item threads onto the large thread on the rear cell of your scope and converts it to a standard 2" eyepiece port. The TRUE-2 will slide directly into this port.

Q: I have a Meade (or Celestron) SCT telescope. Will this adapter thread directly on to the rear cell of my scope?
A:
The TRUE-2 will not thread directly onto the rear of an SCT scope, It has a 2" barrel just like a 2" eyepiece and inserts into a 2" eyepiece port. If your SCT is not setup to accept 2" eyepieces you will need a 2" Rear Port Adapter. This is actually better than if it threaded on to the scope directly as it allows you to very quickly and easily install and remove the camera during a session. It also gives you absolute freedom in positioning the camera radially for the best framing of your shot.

Q: Will this adapter fit my spotting scope (or microscope)?
A:
The TRUE-2 adapter is for astronomical type telescopes equipped with 2" eyepiece ports. It will not fit spotting scopes or microscopes. If you need help selecting the proper adapter just send us an email. Please include camera and scope models.

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Canon EOS / Rebel Fits all Canon "EOS" Film or Digital SLR & DSLR Cameras including (digital models) 1D (all), 5D (all), 7D, 10D, 20D, 20Da, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 300D, 350D, 400D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 1000D, 1100D, D30, D50, D60, Rebel, Rebel XT, Rebel XTi, Rebel XS, Rebel XSi, Rebel T1, Rebel T1i, Rebel T2. Rebel T2i, Rebel T3, Rebel T3i, Rebel T4, Rebel T4i.

Nikon Fits all Nikon Film or Digital SLR & DSLR Cameras including (digital models) D1, D2, D3, D3S, D3X, D35, D4, D40, D40X, D50, D60, D70, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D300S, D600, D700, D800, D800E, D3000, D3100, D3200, D5000, D5100, D7000.

Olympus 4/3 (Evolt) Fits all Olympus 4/3 System DSLR Cameras with removable lenses including, "Evolt" E1, E3, E5, E30, E300, E330, E400, E410, E420, E450, E500, E510, E520, E600, E620.

Olympus PEN Fits all Olympus PEN series cameras including models E-P2, EP-3, E-PL1, EPL1s, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PM1, OM-D, E-M5.

Panasonic/Lumix Panasonic/Lumix "G" series cameras including models DMC-G1, G2, G3, G10, GH1, GH2, GF1, GF2, GF3, GF5, GX1. 

Micro 4/3 Fits all Olympus PEN series (as above) and all Panasonic/Lumix "G" series cameras including models DMC-G1, G2, G3, G5, G10, GH1, GH2, GF1, GF2, GF3, GF5, GX1.

Sony Alpha Fits all Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras including models A37, A57, A65, A77, A99, A100, A200, A230, A290, A300, A330, A350, A380, A390, A450, A500, A550, A560, A580, A700, A850 and A900.

Sony NEX "E" Mount Fits all SONY NEX series cameras including models NEX 3, NEX5, NEX 5n, NEX 5nk, NEX 5R, NEX 6, NEX 7, NEX 7k, NEX C3, NEX C3k, NEX F3. As well as Sony Handycam Video Cameras VG10, VG20.

Pentax "K" Fits all Pentax K, KA, KAF and KAF2 mount Series SLR & DSLR Cameras including models K-x, K-m, K-r, K5, K7, K10D, K20D, K30, K100D, K110D, K200D, K1000, K2000 and All Pentax *ist D, DS, DL, DS2, DL2 models.

Pentax "S" Fits all Pentax "S" SLR Cameras with a Screw Mount Lens

Canon FD, F/A/T Series Fits all Canon F, A and T series Film SLR Cameras including F1, AE-1 and T-90.

Minolta Maxxum Fits all Minolta Maxxum, Minolta Dynax and Minolta Alpha SLR models including Maxxum 40, 50, 60, 70 and 7000.



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