Swarovski TLS 800 Telephoto Lens for your SLR, fits ATS/STS/ATM/STM
Manufacturer code: SWTLS800A | Our code: 101374
The Swarovski TLS-800 is an 800mm SLR Camera Adapter that can be used on any of the Swarovski AT-80, ST-80, ATS-65, STS-65, ATS-80 & STS-80 spotting scopes, as well as the Swarovski CT-75 & CT-85 collapsing telescopes. The focal length does not change with the device being used, but the aperture does. It requires a camera-specific T-mount adapter.
Ultratelephoto photography is easily achieved with your spotting scope and the Swarovski TLS-800. Take precautions to minimize vibrations, such as locking up the mirror if possible and using a cable release or remote control to fire the shutter.
First, remove the eyepiece. Next, attach the SLR camera adapter where the eyepiece would normally be attached to the spotting scope, and screw in a t-mount* adapter to the opposite end of the SLR camera adapter. Now you can attach your camera to the t-mount* and you are ready to begin taking pictures!
This adapter can be used with the Swarovski CT series of collapsing telescopes, however it is not perfect in use. Since the entire barrel of the Swarovski CT series will rotate when focusing, the camera will rotate as well, making it necessary to repeatedly loosen the set screw upon the camera adapter so that the orientation of the camera is properly vertical or horizontal. But it does take a fine photograph, so if you are determined to use your CT scope for picture-taking then this is the only way that can be achieved.
f/10.0 with 80mm scopes
f/12.0 with 65mm scopes
f/11.0 with the CT-75 telescope
f/9.0 with the CT-85 telescope
Note: Your camera will need to be in fully manual exposure mode, although some brands of camera may also work in aperture-priority autoexposure mode. Additionally, if there is a switch on the camera which chooses the focus mode, that switch must indicate manual focusing.,
*T2 mount sold seperatly, Please select T2 Mount specific for your camera lens mount.
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