Baader Planetarium Microstage II Clickstop Digital Camera Afocal Adapter # MSTAGE-II 2450330
Today's digital cameras now enable amateurs to take spectacular images of solar system objects with their favorite telescope. However, numerous obstacles must still be overcome to match camera to telescope, both optically and physically. Ideally, what is required is a rigid and secure method of coupling the wide variety of popular cameras, that allows the astro-imager to use their own eyepieces and to easily vary the distance from camera-to-eyepiece for the optimum position.
Our New Baader Micro Stage II Clickstop Digital Camera Adapter delivers this flexibility, with a brand new twist to help in framing and focusing. Normally, with other camera adapters, the user must frame and focus the eyepiece first, then attach the camera, being careful not to disturb the infinity focus. With the MicroStageII Clickstop, the camera can be adjusted to accurately center on the eyepiece, then the camera can be simply pivoted away from the eyepiece for easy visual access to the eyepiece. Twist the camera back into position, tighten the lock screw and that's it! The camera may be pivoted out of the way anytime and instantly returned to its aligned position. A detent (Clickstop) ensures a consistent return position every time.
The combination of cast clamp and support arms permit an easy and precise alignment of the camera to eyepiece, with just about any camera and eyepiece combination. The Micro Stage II quickly attaches to an eyepiece by it's single clamp knob and large-area padded V-block clamp. The clamp has been designed to attach to a large range of both 1.25" AND 2" eyepieces (29 - 63mm eyepiece outside diameters). The Micro Stage II even readily adapts to spotting scopes and binoculars. Each Micro Stage II comes in a leatherette storage pouch and folds into a compact flat configuration for easy storage in camera cases, etc.
Jan 21, 2019
Nice design didn't work for mePros: Cons: Comments:
I wanted to love this. I wanted to use it to shoot from the eyepiece of my telescope with a digital camera. I just couldn't align the the camera well enough to make it useful. I tried and tried with 2" eyepieces, 1.25" eyepieces, and a spotting scope. Day time and in the dark just didn't work with the 16mp point and shoot I was using. The build, quality and craftsmanship were great, it just wouldn't work. I wanted it for the lunar eclipse. I ended up with the cell phone shooting into the 2" eyepiece and got better results.Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? No
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comJan 25, 2014
Great camera holder, works wellPros:
Lightweight,Compact,Strong Construction,Easy to Use,AccurateCons: Comments:
Holds camera very steady. Have taken some fantastic photos of the moon. Easily moves away from lens to refocusBottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comAug 3, 2013
Accurate,Strong Construction,Lightweight,CompactCons: Comments:
I bought this for very casual astrophography of the moon and sun. It is well made. There is a little bit of a learning curve but the included instructions are excellent. I am impressed by the quality construction. Besides using this for astronomy, it would serve very well for birding and nature photography.Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comJun 30, 2012
Solid and usefulPros:
Strong Construction,Easy to Use,AccurateCons:
Difficult To FocusComments:
You'll love the rotating arm. It lets you to easily put the camera in and outBottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com
Glenn Kelly New Member
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Feb 26, 2012
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- Review by GRK_Astronomer of Upper Midwest - US.
Solid and useful toolPros:
Easy to Use,Strong Construction,Convenient,Handy "Click-Stop",CompactCons: Comments:
A 10" SCT and all of the astrophotography equipment are hard and troublesome to move around when you would like to have them on a vacation in some new spot and just happen to come across something in the in the night sky you want to take a picture of. However, a combination of slim digital camera, the Micro-stage, Click-Stop Adapter and a small scope like my Meade ETX-125 Pro are small and light enough to take anywhere.Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
A great combination!
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comDec 18, 2011
Quality Construction, Total FunctionalityPros:
Strong Construction,Accurate,Easy to Use,CompactCons: Comments:
Finally somebody made a Great Adapter for my Olympus C-740 camera AND it works with 2" Eyepieces!Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
Sturdy aluminum construction! Plenty of room for a much, much larger camera, even an SLR! Once you got this unit adjusted for your camera all you have to do is change the clamp for the particular eyepiece you want to use.
What's really nice is that you can swing the camera away from the eyepiece for direct viewing and then swing the camera back into position to photograph without re-adjusting the whole device.
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comApr 30, 2010
Baader Camera AdapterPros:
Easy to set upCons: Comments:
This is a great set up for digiscoping with a spotting scope. Easy to set up and use. Much easier than the Pentax adaptor. I use it for taking wildlife pictures (birds, primarily). If you want to give digiscoping a try, this is the camera adaptor to get.Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comNov 8, 2009
Best adapter for the money!Pros:
Strong Construction,CompactCons: Comments:
Allows me to use multiple cameras on multiple scopes with multiple eyepieces. Built like a tank but lighter than any other similar adapters!Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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