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Sideshot hawkeye firefly 8SE adapter

Forums Cameras, Videos, & Recording Equipment Sideshot hawkeye firefly 8SE adapter

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    Elis5173
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    Does anyone know where I can purchase the adapter for my sideshot camera mount. I've asked the air hunter guys but they never respond so I figured ask in the forums where people are actually helpful.

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    mtnGhost
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    Contact SideShot and see if they know

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    Elis5173
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    I have no idea why I haven't done that lol. Ima shot them an email now.

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    nalby
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    let us know what you find out

     

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    Elis5173
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    I emailed them. Just waiting on the reply now. The firefly 8se is alot cheaper then the gopro 

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    Elis5173
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    Got a reply for the guys over at sideshot. They are actually working on the adapter for the firefly 8se . It's not ready for release tho. Nothing left to do but wait.

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    Give the indians their land back!

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    Elis5173
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    No updates yet . The guys at sideshot said they are working on it. The firefly is alot cheaper then the gopro 

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    gmohr
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    The guys at Side-Shot have gone silent.  Nothing on their youtube, Facebook or web site in over a year.  I am also trying to find out how to adapt the Firefly 8SE to the Side-Shot mount.  I guess I will have to create my own adapter.  Time to break out the 3D printer and cad/cam program to get this done.  If successful I may consider making a kit.

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    Elis5173
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    I think Orion makes some now. Send him a pm im sure he can help you out.

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    Jack.K
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    I customized the Side-Shot mount to adapt a Firefly action camera case so I just have to drop in the Firefly 8se camera now I just press record before I pull the trigger.  With this setup I don’t have to deal with changing the lens of the GoPro camera or refocus it. In my opinion it’s one of the best plug-in-play scope cam setup. Some members here on Airgun Nation are also using my setup. PM me if you are interested in more information. 

    EDIT: Warring hunting video 

    here is a video example. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Slow motion pellet tracking 

     

     

     

     

     

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    johnnytaaikop
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    d1lazarus
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    WillyG
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    Here is a little info on the FireFly setup as well if you do not have the ability to make a adapter plate the link below shows where you can get one along with an installation video.

    Adapter from here: https://orioniguanahunter.com/collections/homepage/products/side-shot-firefly-adapter
    Here is his video he made on setup…. 

    have received and installed my FireFly 8se and Orion Mount plate, I will have to wait until this weekend to test the cam footage on the scope due to its dark now when I get home from work.

    The FireFly 8SE comes with an enclosure that is attached to an adapter that is printed out at a certain thickness with mounting holes in in it. All you have to do is buy the $100 FirFly 8se Cam with the 90 degree lens which comes with the case, then purchase a $20 adapter or make one yourself. You could probably make a adapter plate out of any piece of nylon or plastic or wood for that matter and drill the mounting holes and that's all there is to it.
    I have ordered the mounting plate and camera which should be here shortly, I have the plate bracket just need the cam to get here. The mounting bracket is 10mm thick. I will let you know how it turns out.

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    orion
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    WillyG

    Here is a little info on the FireFly setup as well if you do not have the ability to make a adapter plate the link below shows where you can get one along with an installation video.

    Adapter from here: https://orioniguanahunter.com/collections/homepage/products/side-shot-firefly-adapter
    Here is his video he made on setup…. 

    have received and installed my FireFly 8se and Orion Mount plate, I will have to wait until this weekend to test the cam footage on the scope due to its dark now when I get home from work.

    The FireFly 8SE comes with an enclosure that is attached to an adapter that is printed out at a certain thickness with mounting holes in in it. All you have to do is buy the $100 FirFly 8se Cam with the 90 degree lens which comes with the case, then purchase a $20 adapter or make one yourself. You could probably make a adapter plate out of any piece of nylon or plastic or wood for that matter and drill the mounting holes and that's all there is to it.
    I have ordered the mounting plate and camera which should be here shortly, I have the plate bracket just need the cam to get here. The mounting bracket is 10mm thick. I will let you know how it turns out.

     

    Yes please let us know how it turns out! Thanks

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    WillyG
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    I have received and installed my FireFly 8se adapter onto my Side-Shot cam mount. Very easy install and works great. Just follow Orion The Iguana Hunter's install and settings 

    a little fine adjustment and you should be good to go at a reasonable cost. 

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    CP598
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    Jack.K

    I customized the Side-Shot mount to adapt a Firefly action camera case so I just have to drop in the Firefly 8se camera now I just press record before I pull the trigger.  With this setup I don’t have to deal with changing the lens of the GoPro camera or refocus it. In my opinion it’s one of the best plug-in-play scope cam setup. Some members here on Airgun Nation are also using my setup. PM me if you are interested in more information. 

    EDIT: Warring hunting video 

    here is a video example. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Slow motion pellet tracking 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    PM sent.

     

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    Target Forge
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    Hey guys,

       Just uploaded an in depth video on the camera body mods to fit Orion's adapter to the Side Shot and Firefly 8SE. Enjoy! Check out targetforge.net!

     

     

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    Target Forge
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    Big step up in optical performance! Even more over the top than I was before. Check it out on my YouTube channel:

     

     

     

     

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    CP598
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    Great tips! I measured mine and there is about .0775" difference between the eyepiece focus ring. I'll be printing one tomorrow. 

     

    Thanks for sharing.

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