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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
It is possible to capture nice pictures of the moon by just holding your point and shoot camera up to a telescope eyepiece. It is not easy though. It takes a lot of work, time, patience, and luck. I wanted more.

I looked around for a camera bracket. This was the best one I could find. It is versatile and sturdy. It is not perfect, however. It still takes a bit of practice to perfectly line the camera up with the lens.

I am glad that I purchased my bracket. I use it often with my wife's small Nikon Coolpix. I am not sure it is enough, however. I may still make the jump and order a T ring adaptor that allows telescopes to be coupled with a DSLR camera.

My recommendation:

If you use a compact digital camera, get the holder.
If you use a DSLR, use an adapter to couple the scope and camera.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on February 1, 2014
2 problems...first and formost is the design of the clamping system. The clamp frame needs to have a guide system to retain the threaded "V" clamp portion as it tracks towards a tightened position. Without this it is analagous to a car jack sitting on a rock as you lift the vehicle. Second is the adhesive pads which do not stay on and are very soft, with the use of a very poor adhesive. Using our analagie, this is liken to putting a greasy innertube between the jack and the car frame. These two issues in aggregate result in an item that does not serve it's intended precdision application. Ignore this purchase and invest your money in the new version Seben DKA2. This item will work, with some difficulty and modification, if you're just a hobbiest trying digiscoping with a very light camera and are on a hugely tight budget.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on January 25, 2012
i bought it for my rifle, so i can get a through the scope video. it works fantastically. the only problem i have with it and its more of me not taking it into consideration is its a bit awkward. the reason being is that the camera is now where your eye should be so now you have to place your head further back which creates the akward shot. but other than that it is awesome.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on March 27, 2012
I use this device to attach a camera to my rifle scope and film while I shoot. Sure, you can no longer aim through the scope, you aim by looking at the camera's display, but that is pretty cool in itself. If you have a bipod on your rifle, it is very easy. You can also use the mount for what it is intended: attaching it to a telescope and taking pictures of the stars, the planets and the moon. I am just having too much fun shooting with it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on November 16, 2011
The Orion Steady Pix is fairly well built. Screw connections are solid and rubber coated where contact points are for telescope and camera.

The key is to:
1) make sure your camera can focus that closely to the eyepiece (set your camera to macro mode and test to see if your camera can focus a few inches from the eyepiece)

2) you have something solid to clamp it to. The mount is only as solid as the part it is clamping to. If you are clamping to a loose eyepiece, then the mount may be loose also.

I've used this clamp on spotting scopes (1.25" eyepiece mount), binoculars and rifle scopes.

Probably the most difficult part is to get the camera to expose the image properly, especially with astrophotography. Moon is always blasted out in white. Terrestrial photography is better, but still tricky as the autofocus and focus on the telescope sometimes confuse each other.

This is not a substitute for prime focus astrophotography or CCD imaging, but for the price, it gives the casual observer an option to photograph what they are looking at with a simple point and shoot.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 1, 2011
Quite an impressive product for afocal (using an eyepiece in the telescope) astrophotography. I've mounted an old point-and-shoot Canon camera to my Celestron NexStar SE8 and got some great photos of the Moon on my very first use. Important: don't use a diagonal with the mount, just shoot straight through the end of the tube at the eyepiece. It takes a few moments to get the camera properly aligned with the telescope, but once it's in place, the shooting is very smooth. I've also found that setting the shutter on a 2-second delay minimizes vibration when taking the shot. VERY steady, even for Deep Space Objects like M42. This is a great value-for-price purchase.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on April 2, 2011
I have a Canon Rebel, which I try to use this mount with. Unfortunately, the mount is unable to hold the camera in place. The mount keep twisting. I think it would be great twith a digital camera, but not a dslr
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on December 10, 2010
This product works fine for point and shoot cameras, but not for a dslr. I bought a dslr soon after I purchased this mount and the 18-55 lens needs 8" of space between it and the eyepiece of telescope. The 55-250 lens needs much more space. You might be able to use a macro lens with it though. I ended up buying a telescope mount that mounts directly to the dslr camera body. That is the way to go with dslr, but this product is good for point and shoot. Well made.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 18, 2014
This camera mount would have been much better if the vice had a "track" for the sides to slide in. My camera is a Cannon 16MP thin camera, pretty light. The vice wobbles loose so easily because as you tighten the bolt the "V" shaped vice moves from side to side...falling off the lens. If you tighten it down further, the rubber grips on the "V" slide off easily too. All in all I wasn't impressed, but not worth the return. I took a Popsicle stick and glued it to the side so that the "V" part of the vice had something to push against and stay in alignment. I then reglued the rubber grips on the "V" with contact cement. Alot of work for something that could have been easily fixed at manufacturing.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on November 23, 2011
Awesome Product. This is just what I've been looking for. Sturdy construction. Easy to set up. Does what it's suppose to do.
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