Blitz Hotshoe dSLR Camera Adapter for Various Red Dot Finders
A 1.5mm Allen key is now included with the Blitz camera adapter.
With DSLR cameras you can take beautiful astro photos, but it is quite frequently extremely difficult to point the camera into the correct direction of your chosen object on the sky, if the object is very faint as you cannot see it through the viewfinder not in live view.
The Blitz Hotshoe Camera Adapter offers an inexpensive solution. It is compatible with not only DSLR cameras, but also with the Vixen Polarie star tracker.
The CNC machined hot shoe adapter makes it possible to attach accessories to the camera via the hot shoe of the camera and also the Vizen Polarie Star Tracker.
A locking screw is used to safely attach to the hot shoe.
A star pointer / red dot finder can be screwed directly onto the rail.Compatibility:
The dovetail rail of the adapter has a width of 15mm, and can only accommodate star pointers of appropriate width.
The Skywatcher Red Dot Finder (model 20743) and Celestron Star Pointer (model 51630) Red Dot Finders will certainly fit, but there might be other models that will also fit. Measure the distance between the rail edges on your existing red dot finder and if it's about 15mm, there is a chance your red dot finder will be compatible.
Please note that SONY and Minolta cameras have got a different hotshoe, therefore you would need to buy a converter adapter that is available from third party suppliers on the internet.
Images are for demonstration only. Camera and red dot finder are not included.
Blitz Hotshoe adapter installation. First of all check out if there are two tiny grub screws screwed in at the front end of the adapter. These are very tiny and difficult to spot. Sometimes these fell out from the thread during transportation, so if they are not there, carefully check out the content of the plastic bag, these are very tiny: diameter 2mm & length 3mm.) Once you found and reinstalled the screws, slide the adapter into the hot shoe of your dSLR camera, then secure it with the two tiny grub screws. Once the adapter secured, install the red dot finder onto the top V-shaped part of the adapter. Enjoy!