Baader Microstage II camera adapter #2450330

The latest version of the Baader microstage II camera adapter was been widened to 25mm to allow a secure grip of your telescope or spotting scope eyepiece. Just like the older version it allows you to swing the camera to one side while remaining attached to the eyepiece.

Unlike prime focus photography, imaging through the eye piece makes it more suitable for compact cameras and smart phones (may need an extra adapter)

Secure grip! 25mm wide eyepiece clamp, for safely holding heavy cameras without any torsion.
•Much more stiff and rigid construction than all clones
•Sturdy construction made of metal and plastic
•Carries and aligns compact cameras with standard photo-thread
•Foldable, compact construction
•Very light-weight (215 g) and very sturdy
•For cameras with a weight of up to 1.5 kg
•Fits to all eyepieces with diameters between 29 and 63mm
•Dimensions: 17,5x12x2,6 cm / 7 x 5 x 1 ” (folded)
•Incl. soft-leather bag – for scratch-free storage together with your expensive optical equipment
•Clickstop 3D camera support arm – perfect for all kinds of spotting scopes
•Great for birding, target shooting and much more

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Celestron C90 / 4SE t-adapter #93635-A

The #93635-A allows fitting of a t-ring for prime focus (no eyepiece used) imaging through a Celestron 4SE and C90 (not the current model). The solid metal adapter screws on to the OTA in place of the visual back. With the current C90 model, you do not need this, and can connect a t-ring direct.

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Celestron Eclipsmart solar filter

Announced in the UK for 2017 the Celestron eclipsmart solar filter is at first glance a white light filter. But on the inside there is a darker sheet that gives an orange effect. More may be introduced. But at this point they are only for the 6″ SCT, with the 8″ SCT hopefully soon. Just like the objective cover, they clip safely in place. This filter is for both visual and imaging.

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Minox BF 10×25 binoculars review #62032

As with all minox binoculars, the BF 10×25 binoculars feel very solid,  yet have an extremely smooth focuser and twist eye cups. The right eye dioptre also moves freely, yet stays in place once set.

Handling is very easy. As with the rest of the BF range, the field of view is not as wide as many other models. But do not let this put you off, as the view you do get is crisp and bright with good contrast. The BF range is classed as their starter model, yet optically and specification wise is as good or better than some other brands premium lines.

Comes with a better than average case and strap. Sadly no lens caps, but these should be available if you ask your dealer.

Nitrogen gas filled for use in all conditions. 15.5mm eye relief for spectacle wearers. Despite the solid construction, only weigh 300g

 

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Minox MS 8×25 Macroscope #62206

Unlike many monoculars, the Minox 8×25 macroscope is called so because as well as a high performance monocular, it also makes a useful microscope. The ability to focus 14 inches away makes it a great all round solution for close up work as well as general use.

Setting new standards in what a small 25mm objective can achieve, the Minox 8×25 gives outstanding brightness with less false colour than many so called  ED optics. The field is extremely flat, and this is where many compact objectives fall short.

Easy to handle and focus. Other features include Minox M* lens coatings as seen on their premium binoculars and argon gas waterproofing. Comes complete with a soft case.

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Levenhuk zeno visor G1 head magnifier

The Levenhuk G1 magnifier is in effect a 20x mag loupe you can wear like a pair of spectacles. Main benefit is that you are now hands free for a better experience at looking at very close up objects. You also get a handy little built in light to illuminate the subject.

This product comes in attractive retail packing and comes complete with a battery

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illusion 7×50 porro prism binoculars

The illusion 7×50 binoculars are a great choice on a budget for astronomy and low light situations. The large 50mm lens and wide 7mm exit pupil allow a lot of light to reach the eye. Low cost, easy to handle and easy to service make them appealing.

As with many 7x binoculars you get a large depth of field making focusing easy. Also the lower power makes them less prone to hand shake.

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Levenhuk zeno visor H3 head magnifier overview

Unlike the H1 and H2 head magnfiers, the Levenhuk H3 head magnifier comes with 4 interchangeable lenses with varying magnifications, instead of 3 built in ones, as with the H1 and H2. I find this version optically better, and this is reflected in the price.

The fully adjustable head width strap is easy to move, and the front side is where the light is based. You will need 2x AAA batteries for this.

The Levenhuk H3 head magnifier is ideal for many uses , such as reading, crafting, model making, and as one of our customers said, for cleaning camera sensors.

Comes fully retail packaged, making it attractive as a gift idea

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Celestron Firecell power pack

This handy little portable power pack is an affordable 3 in 1 solution. The Celestron Firecell rechargeable power pack gives a steady or flashing light, a 2 hand warmer with 2 settings and a power pack to charge your mobile phone or other device.

This lightweight solution is ideal for walkers and cyclists where all 3 features will be very useful

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Levenhuk Zeno 100 magnifier

With a solid zip up case , smooth metal handle and glass lens, the Levenhuk Zeno 100 magnifier is a premium choice for the discerning user.  The lightweight and elegant design of the magnifier is very pleasing to the eye with its rimless lens and chrome-coated handle, which provides for a firm and comfortable grip.

The main lens gives magnification of 2.5x, while the smaller inset lens provides a powerful 5x magnification. This comes in very handy when working with texts or images with different levels of detail or fonts. The 5x magnification allows you to see even the smallest details of the observed object.

Unlike some of the others in the range, this one does not come with LED lights

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