TS-Optics Mounting Adapter for MAK1000
The MAK1000, is a fine instrument for photography, astronomy and nature viewing. The adapter is an especially stable adaption to your mount or photo tripod. With this, the mounting via a female 1/4 thread, which is prone to vibrations, is replaced.
The advantages at a glance
Fixing the lens with two threads offset by 90° ensures no twisting.
The Maksutov is not warped, the strain is more uniform than with only one screw.
A finder shoe for attaching finder scopes or guiding scopes for astrophotography is already mounted.
The connection to the tripod is made with a GP and EQ5 style dovetail bar with female 1/4" thread.
If you attach the 100/1000mm Maksutov with the mounting adapter to mounts with saddle plate, you can achieve a good balance by moving the adapter in the saddle plate. Thus you can well counterbalance a heavy camera or a lightweight eyepiece.
You can elegantly achieve the same with a photo tripod. You do not attach the MAK1000 with the mounting adapter directly to the ball head or pan head of the photo tripod. You attach the dovetail clamp TSO-PrismenklemmeS onto the photo tripod and then you can move the Maksutov with the tripod adapter thus achieving a better balance. Furthermore you now have a quick coupling, you can detach the Maksutov from the tripod within seconds.
Tripod adapter for MAK1000
2x 1/4" hex socket head screws
GP style dovetail bar (mounted)
Finder shoe (mounted)
Stable adapter for safe installation of the 100/1000 Maksutov telephoto lens on a mount or a photo tripod