Info about using quickchange-frontfilters with the UFC in combination with DSLR-cameras
There are no monochrome DSLR-cameras on the market, so a filter holder (e.g. the Baader-UFC) may seem quite useless for DSLR imaging, but if you take a closer look, there are indeed some interesting use-cases.
Many owners of DSLR-cameras remove the complete UV/IR-blocking filter and use this simple way to improve the sensitivity especially for H-alpha – but because of the costs, they decide not to add a new blocking filter with increased H-alpha-transmission.
But as a result, you have to find another way to block the IR- and UV-parts of the spectrum so that they will not decrease the image quality. You can use the UFC to mount such a UV/IR-cut filter in front of the camera - and to quickly replace it with another filter, without touching the camera.
Narrowband filters are not perfectly suited for a DSLR because of the Bayer-matrix, but especially a 35 nm H-alpha filter will show the emission nebulae better.
Especially in light-polluted areas the UHC-S-filter is very helpful. You can use the Baader-UFC to switch between several filters fast and easy. This way you can see which filter is the best for...
UFC 2" Filter slider (#2459112) with mounted Filter - showing both sides
UFC D50.4mm Filter slider (#2459113) with mounted Filter - showing both sides
Application Image: UFC 50x50 Filter slider (#2459114) with mounted Filter - showing both sides
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The Baader-UFC is the priceworthy answer to an ever growing problem. New camera-models come to market in ever increasing speed. Spacers between telescope and camera don´t support the correct distance or are subjected to torsion due to their flimsy design and heavy cameras. And the owner may want to change the telescope - or use several OTAs, but does not want to purchase new filters and filter sliders all the time. The Baader-UFC is a (seemingly) simple answer to a complex problem. It is made in the typical Baader-way, trying to connect each and everything in the most elegant and flexure-free manner.
The filter chamber (UFC-Base) is the core part, which up to now does accept three different kinds of filter sliders for 2"/ for 50 mm round and for 50x50 mm filter sizes. The filter sliders are kept in place by means of an adjustable magnet, to adjust the retaining force and to assure exact repositioning...
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