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waloshin
Jan 6, 2011, 04:39 PM
Is it possible to take pictures through binoculars?

Such as these Celestron SkyMaster 20x80 Center Focus Binoculars?

http://images.hayneedle.com/mgen/master:CELE103.jpg?is=1600,1600,0xffffff


http://images.hayneedle.com/mgen/inuse:CELE103.jpg?is=630,630,0xffffff


I would assume not, but just curious.



emorydunn
Jan 6, 2011, 05:33 PM
Yeah. I once took photos though a telescope. Of course, at the time I had a small point and shoot so the lens was pretty small and fit in the eye cup.

The only issue you'll have is if the lens is bigger than the binoculars since you'll end up with only a small spot in the middle of the picture that's magnified.

Consultant
Jan 6, 2011, 05:48 PM
Yes, people have done that with iPhone.

waloshin
Jan 6, 2011, 06:23 PM
my camera is a nikon d40 so as the lens is way too big, are there any mounts?

Cliff3
Jan 6, 2011, 06:25 PM
I am not aware of any camera adapters for binoculars. You can find camera adapters for spotting scopes and telescopes.

edit: for example: http://www.opticplanet.com/contents/products/camera-adapter.html

rdowns
Jan 6, 2011, 06:37 PM
Nobody likes a peeping waloshin.

harcosparky
Jan 6, 2011, 07:48 PM
Is it possible?

Yes, but for it to be most effective the diameter of the camera lens should be the same diameter of the eyepiece objective.

I used to use a Nikon 995 digital camera on a Meade ETX90 but I bought a special eyepiece to do the job.

my camera is a nikon d40 so as the lens is way too big, are there any mounts?

EDIT: Probably will not work well at all with a 35mm DSLR

Consultant
Jan 6, 2011, 07:55 PM
Here's an example of iPhone attached to telescope:
http://obamapacman.com/2010/08/iphone-4-telescope-perfect-for-star-watching-moon-shot/