About this product
Part Number: 20232
Sky-Watcher 0.85x focal reducer/flattener for the Sky-Watcher Evostar 72ED PRO refractor.
Effectively reduces the telescope’s focal length by a factor of 0.85x to enable imaging at f4.93
Also provides much improved field-edge correction.
Use in conjunction with a DSLR-M48 Ring Adapter.
Supplied with thumbscrew fit adapter.
NOTE: This is essentially the reducer for Evostar 80ED, with a thread adapter. Unfortunately if you already own an ED80 reducer it cannot be used with the ED72 via our FLO reducer nosepiece (you can't get in far enough to achieve focus). The adapter supplied with the ED72 version of the reducer is necessary. We have requested the adapter be made available separately but that that currently isn't an option.
|Average Rating (6 Reviews): |Sky-Watcher .85x Reducer/Flattener for Evostar-72ED Pro
31 March 2022 | Jamie
After initially thinking I'd been supplied with he wrong connector, FLO quickly explained that I needed to unscrew the connector at the end of the focus tube. A quick face palm later and it fits perfectly.
Thank you FLO!
20 December 2021 | Gary
I have had nothing but trouble trying to figure out the back focusing issue with this thing. It says with the m48 adapter I should have no problem. But I bought it and hooked it up correctly and still it looks like my stars are zooming into the center of the field of view. I tried messing with the spacing and havent got it worked out. I've had it over a year now and still have this issue.
But FLO has been great. I'm hopping my e-mail back and forth I jave going with customer service will fix this issue. They ship a great product and on time as well. Great place to shop.
I do worry about hearing some of these were defective and need replaced. I'm sure they will take care of it, if this is my issue though. Cheers and clear skies from the 🇺🇸 US.
26 January 2021 | Matthew
I bought this to use with my sky-watcher evostar ed72 telescope. It fits perfectly and works well. Quick delivery
23 October 2020 | David
The reducer/corrector comes with an adapter ring to screw into focuser on the ED72 Evostar telescope. The corrector/reducer mounts to the other side of the adapter ring. I also bought the Skywatcher M48 DSLR ring to mount my Nikon APS-C camera. The camera ring screws directly to the back of the reducer/corrector. The stars at edge of frame are now nearly pinpoint sharp, whereas without the corrector, were all flared. The reduction of F/ratio also makes a noticeable difference.
The support from FLO was great when we discovered a manufacturing defect in the reducer (the lens was back-the-front) - a no hassle return and replacement.
09 July 2020 | John
I only got this and I haven't tried it out yet it does look very nice and it's light weight plus well made I needed this to do astrophotography with the skywatcher 72ed refractor. Thanks to first light optics it arrived quickly as their service is outstanding!
I shall write another review when I've used it!
Sky-Watcher .85x Reducer/Flattener for Evostar-72ED Pro
30 June 2020 | Garry
Asked firstlight optics the question if I needed this reducer or another, was advised this one was the right one as it is matched for the scope, but they did give me a choice on another one which was cheaper.
I liked that they did give me another option and didn't force the one that cost more on me.
Only been able to use it once but loved the wider fov it gives just need to sort out the back focus, which has nothing to do with the product I just wanted to try it out so being lazy.
Quick reliable delivery as always.
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