Is it possible to take pictures through binoculars?

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  1. waloshin, Jan 6, 2011
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    waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Is it possible to take pictures through binoculars?

    Such as these Celestron SkyMaster 20x80 Center Focus Binoculars?



    I would assume not, but just curious.
  2. emorydunn macrumors 6502


    Jun 5, 2006
    Austin Texas
    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.
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
  4. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    my camera is a nikon d40 so as the lens is way too big, are there any mounts?
  5. Cliff3 macrumors 68000


    Nov 2, 2007
    SF Bay Area
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
  7. harcosparky macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    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.

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

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