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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 #

  Price

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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 Adapters

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. Available in 2 different size ranges to cover most eyepieces. 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.

Tip: After centering and adjusting the adapter for your eyepiece put a mark on an adjacent upper and lower thumbscrew.
From now on only loosen these 2 screws for removal and it will be self centering the next time you use it.

Description
Item #
Price
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1.5" Universal T Adapter
(Fits Eyepiece w/Outside Diameter .75"-1.5")

UT1
$29.95

2" Universal T Adapter
(Fits Eyepiece w/Outside Diameter 1"-2")

UT2
$39.95


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



2" Low Profile Prime Focus T Adapter

This 2" "T" adapter fits into a standard 2" 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 2" end is also threaded for standard 2" eyepiece filters (48mm)..

Description
Item #
Price
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 2" Low Profile Prime Focus T Adapter
T20
$34.95


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. This adapter is recommended for SLR & DSLR type cameras only.

(The eyepiece upper barrel can be no larger than 1.5" in diameter. For larger eyepieces see our VariMax adapters)

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 Telescope Adapters
for SLR/DSLR Cameras

As seen in "Sky & Telescope" magazine.



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

Increases the clear aperture up to 10mm over
T-Ring adapters!


Wider is better! There is zero shading of the CCD sensor.



Available with or without safety Undercut on barrel.

View Setup Diagram

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 that is long outdated. They exist not because they are the best solution for imaging, but because they are the easiest 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.

Our True-2 UltraWide Adapter 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 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 a quality T-Ring and 2" T-adapter. Fully baffled to reduce reflections and threaded for 2" eyepiece filters. Available with or without a safety undercut on the barrel. True-2 was the first the 2" UltraWide adapter and it's still best. Don't choke the photons out of your camera with an inferior adapter!

On Sale! From $69!

Please Select your Camera..

Canon EOS / Rebel Fits all Canon "EOS" Film or Digital SLR & DSLR Cameras including (digital models) 1D (all), 5D (all), 6D, 7D, 10D, 20D, 20Da, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 60Da, 70D, 100D, 300D, 350D, 400D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 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, Rebel T5, Rebel T5i, X6i, SL1.

Nikon Fits ALL Nikon 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, D5200, D5300, D7000, D7100.

Olympus 4/3 (Evolt) Fits all Full Size 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. This is for full size E System Cameras. See below for Micro 4/3 (PEN) models.

Olympus Micro 4/3 (PEN) Fits all Olympus Micro 4/3 cameras including models E-P2, EP-3, EP-5, E-PL1, EPL1s, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PL5, E-PM1, E-PM2, OM-D E-M5.

Panasonic/Lumix Fits all Panasonic/Lumix "G" series cameras including models DMC-G1, G2, G3, G5, G6, G10, GH1, GH2, GH3, GF1, GF2, GF3, GF5, GF6, GX1, GX7.

Micro 4/3 Fits all Olympus PEN series (including models E-P2, EP-3, EP-5, E-PL1, EPL1s, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PL5, E-PM1, E-PM2, OM-D E-M5) and all Panasonic/Lumix "G" series cameras including models DMC-G1, G2, G3, G5, G6, G10, GH1, GH2, GH3, GF1, GF2, GF3, GF5, GF6, GX1, GX7.

Sony Alpha Fits all "A-Mount" Sony Alpha DSLR Cameras including models A37, A57, A58, A65, A77, A99, A100, A200, A230, A290, A300, A330, A350, A380, A390, A450, A500, A550, A560, A580, A700, A850 and A900. See below for Sony "E" Mount (NEX) series cameras.

Sony "E" Mount Fits all "Mirrorless" A7 / NEX / VG series cameras including models NEX 3, NEX 3n, NEX5, NEX 5n, NEX 5nk, NEX 5R, NEX 6, NEX 7, NEX 7k, NEX C3, NEX C3k, NEX F3, a5000, a5100, a3000, a6000, a6300, a7000, ALL A7 Models, etc. As well as Sony Handycam Video Cameras VG10, VG20, VG30, VG900..

Pentax "K" Fits all Pentax K, KA, KAF and KAF2 mount Series SLR & DSLR Cameras including models K-01, K-x, K-m, K-r, K5, K5II, K5Ds, K7, K10D, K20D, K30, K50, K100D, K110D, K200D, K500, K1000, K2000 and All Pentax *ist D, DS, DL, DS2, DL2 models.



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