Baader Vixen Style Dovetail Clamp
Monday, 26 March 2018 | Ian
I bought this to add a second clamp to my Giro II Alt/Az mount in order to dual mount scopes. This clamp is very similar in appearance (apart from being black not silver) and layout to the existing TS one that I have been using. It looks and feels well engineered and finished.
Two M6 stainless countersunk Allen bolts (NOT PROVIDED) and it was on. One difference from the TS Optics item is that although the bolt holes have the requisite 35mm spacing the holes are a mite larger in diameter. I was initially worried that there would not be sufficient surface area on the countersunk M6 bolts for a good secure hold, however all seems well and very secure, at least my Mak 127 hasn't fallen off yet, I'll do an update if it does! All in all I am pleased with the clamp, it certainly very good value for money. If I have one tiny niggle is that I wish the main bolt knob which tightens onto the dovetail was larger, (like the TS item). Not a deal breaker, I would buy another if I needed one. Recommended.
Improving versatility of an eq1
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 | Dave
I bought this clamp to enable me to attach either a camera or a small refractor to an eq1. Normally removing scope and rings involves unbolting the scope from the mount. This clamp attached via a small drilled aluminium plate enables me to quickly swap between camera and telescope dovetails. The unit is sturdy and well finished.