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Digi-scoping Kits for Olympus Stylus VG-180

VG-180 montageOpticron VG-180 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 Olympus VG-180 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.


Code Model
50307 Kit for HDF T 40810 & 40809 eyepieces
Includes: 50301 Camera Mount, 41111 Photoadapter, Cable Release Frame & Cable Release
50308 Kit for HDF T zoom eyepiece
Includes: 50301 Camera Mount, 41112 Photoadapter, Cable Release Frame & Cable Release
50309 Kit for SDLv2 zoom eyepiece
Includes: 50301 Camera Mount, 41114 Photoadapter, Cable Release Frame & Cable Release


User Instructions

VG-180 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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