Orion SteadyPix Quick Smartphone Adapter Review

I noticed a new product was being released called the Orion SteadyPix Quick Smartphone Adapter.  I had been researching the options for afocal astrophotography.  I have purchased a Carson HookUpz 2.0 and a different model of the SteadyPix Deluxe

One of the first thing interesting about the SteadyPix Quick was the price which was around $23 at the time I purchased.  So, I decided to give it a try.

The instructions were straightforward.  It easily expanded to hold the smartphone and then the eyepiece clamp move diagonally to align with the camera lens.  The eyepiece clamp then twist-locked around an eyepiece.  This provided for a very secure connection.

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Orion SteadyPix Deluxe Camera Mount review

I was reading about how to get started in astrophotography and that afocal photography was a good place to start.  I purchased the Orion SteadyPix Deluxe Camera Mount.

I did a test inside the house and the results were fine.  I had to turn off the flash on my camera along with setting the delayed shutter to avoid any movement from pushing the shutter.  I did some experimenting with camera modes but ended up just staying with the automatic mode.

I will need to do more testing outside.

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Camera holder purchase

In my research into the Orion binoculars, I watched some videos on astrophotography.  I was aware of the options for SLR adapters and CCD cameras.  But what I wasn’t aware of was the concept of afocal photography.  This is the process of pointing a camera through the eyepiece.  Orion had options for point-and-shot, SLR and iPhone cameras.  I went with the point-and-shot option since I had a Canon camera.  I selected the Orion SteadyPix Deluxe Camera Mount.

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