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Digi-scoping Kits for Lumix FH8 (FS45 in the UK)

Discontinued July 2014

FS40 montageOpticron FH8 digital compact camera kits are a high quality, easy to use solution to the problem of choosing a suitable compact camera for high magnification telephotography (digi-scoping).

Kits contain a bespoke camera mount for the Panasonic Lumix FH8 camera, cable release frame and cable release plus the choice of a Push-fit Photoadapter to match your HDF T or SDL eyepiece. (See Table)

Camera needs to be purchased separately.


CLICK HERE for information on the Panasonic Lumix FH8.

Code Model
50207 Kit for HDF T 40810 & 40809 eyepieces
Includes: 50201 Camera Mount, 41111 Photoadapter, Cable Release Frame & Cable Release
50208 Kit for HDF T zoom eyepiece
Includes: 50201 Camera Mount, 41112 Photoadapter, Cable Release Frame & Cable Release
50209 Kit for SDLv2 zoom eyepiece
Includes: 50201 Camera Mount, 41114 Photoadapter, Cable Release Frame & Cable Release

*MSRP $ July 2014

User Instructions

FH6 Kit step by step1. Initial setup
Before connecting everything together, set up your telescope and eyepiece on a tripod as you would for viewing, making sure your chosen eyepiece is screwed firmly into position. Focus on an object in the normal way until the image being viewed comes into sharp focus. Twist-type eyecups should be in the ‘down’ position and fold down rubber eyecups should be removed from the eyepiece.

2. Attaching the camera mount to the camera body
The camera slots into the cradle [Fig. 1] and is fixed in position by screwing the thumbscrew into the 1/4" socket on the underside of the camera body [Fig. 2]

3. Preparing and fitting your chosen adapter

4. Fitting the combined assembly to the telescope eyepiece [Fig. 5]

Tips for taking pictures



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