Features a 6" Vixen/Synta saddle on a 7" Losmandy style plate. The Vixen saddle is a split clamp design that locks onto the dovetail bar along the entire surface of the saddle. The split clamp is spring loaded and features large locking hand knobs.
Manufactured from premium quality black-anodised 6061 Aluminium and stainless steel.
|Average Rating (5 Reviews): |Good product, but too wide for some Vixen-types
27 January 2023 | Oddvar
Good product with excellent quality. Bought this for a GEM28 with a Losmandy mount so I can use telescopes with Vixen-style dovetails. However, when trying to fit a WO ZS73 on this with the standard WO Vixen dovetail it was too wide for the WO dovetail, actually with about 2mm. To solve this I had to fill in with some thin metal plates on one end in order to get enough clamping force to secure the Telescope. ADM should have designed this so it would be possible to tighten the clamp for the Vixen-style dovetail with at least 2-3mm more travel. The WO ZS73 Dovetail might not be exactly according to spec, but I don't see any reason why this adapter could not be designed for longer travel so that it would work for most variations of Vixen Dovetails. Except for this minor annoyance this is an excellent product.
Careful: New design incompatible with CEM40
14 May 2022 | Mathieu
ADM has changed the design. Before, they were providing some spacers to put the vixen plate higher, because the knobs are big and hit the CEM40 plate. Plus, they are sending some V plate that are not like the D2V product listed on ADM website. Not FLO's fault, FLO is kind enough to help me solve the issue.
ADM have confirmed the version you had before was a custom version with different knobs and spacers.
The standard version does not fit the CEM40 but a customised version can be special ordered that will work.
Alternatively, longer bolts and washers can be used to lift the top part up slightly so it clears correctly.
Another top quality ADM product
08 July 2020 | Jonathan
Another top quality ADM product - well engineered and gives lots of confidence that my gear is secure on the mount. Pricey though.
ADM Losmandy to Vixen adapter for CGE mount
10 August 2019 | John
I bought this to convert my Celestron CGE mount to a vixen dovetail for my new refractor. Very nicely made unit with a spring loaded clamp (no screws to burr your vixen dovetail). I have to remove one of the locking screws to slide it onto my CGE mount as it collides with the locking knobs on the mount. A minor inconvenience and only takes a few seconds. Highly recommended piece of kit. ADM accessories never fail to deliver. Great service again from FLO.
Excellent mounting hardware
19 May 2011 | Stuart
I owned one of these to convert my CGE mount to the Vixen style fitting. It gives the vixen style dovetails a firm grip along their entire length rather than just where a couple of bolts bite in. It also doesn't mark the dovetails.
Ideal if you need to convert vixen to losmandy.