Adelaide Optical Centre

Adelaide’s leading supplier of telescopes binoculars and magnifiers

Telescopes

View the stars and night sky like never before.

Binoculars

Get a closer look with our range of binoculars and accessories.

Microscopes

Explore the microverse with our scientific and beginner range.

Spotting Scopes

Zoom in on our selection of land viewing scopes.

Australian Photo & Optical

Our parent company, Australian Photo And Optical, is a family run business that owns two retail spaces in Adelaide. We employ 20 staff members throughout our businesses and have been operating in Adelaide for over 40 years.

Twin City camera House

Located within the Adelaide Optical Centre store, Twin City Camera House retails a range of cameras and photography equipment to suit every need.



Adelaide Photo Factory

Our printing and film development centre. Located in Regent Arcade, off Rundle Mall, this is our main hub for printing, film processing and equipment.



Design

Explore the latest in market leading binoculars and spotting scopes for bird watching & land viewing

Quality

Unmatched prescision and workmanship accross the range

Swarovski NL Pure 10x42

$4,290

Available Now

Optics

Ultimate performance, pin sharp contours & high contrast, true to life images

Comfort

Effortless observation allows for hours for viewing comfort

Fresh Arrivals

Skywatcher
Star Adventurer

The most advanced star tracker in its class. 

Use your camera. No telescope required.

Australia Wide Shipping

No matter where you are in Australia, we’ll get your order to you. From Sydney to Perth, Broken Hill to Karratha, our courier services cover the whole of Australia. Order securely and safely with our fully insured freight services

Our Brand Partners

WE WORK WITH MARKET LEADING BRANDS TO BRING YOU THE VERY BEST QUALITY PRODUCTS

What Our Customers Say

Gilly Gilmiester
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Really happy with this store. The salesman was very knowledgeable, didn't pressure to make the sale. Wide range of products.
Natalia G-Blanco
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Friendly service.
Samuel Eades
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Couldn't find what I wanted. Asked the very helpful gentleman behind the counter. He found a discontinued stock item in the store room which was exactly what I was after, at a very decent price.
Ciaran Whelan
Customer
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Thank you team at Camera House for welcoming a stranger into this hobby. You now have a long time return customer.
Bruce Hobby
Customer
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Excellent range, advise and service
Kiri Bowmer
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I recently went to Adelaide Optical Centre to have my film camera looked at because it was having some problems - it was looked at carefully and thoroughly on the spot. The customer service was amazing - they answered all my questions patiently and with a smile and were super knowledgeable and friendly. Thankyou!!
Simon Brown
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Helpful, friendly staff who are very knowledgeable. Some good deals available. Location can make parking an issue. Reasonable selection of products.
Josh Barnett
Customer
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Amazing customer service! Super friendly staff and a great selection. My go to spot for anything camera related in Adelaide!
Dinny Kelly
Customer
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Excellent service. I had a number of questions and wanted to see a number of products, nothing was too much trouble. I was not hurried and the staff member was very knowledgeable
Jordan White
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Bought my first camera from here 5 years ago and have been coming back since. Staff really look after you. Some great cameras in-store. If you're after film cameras, just be sure to check the central market store too.
Jayd
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Just bought a Skymaster telescope from here last week and they have an awesome range and great service. Was shipped out the shop door onto a courier very fast and the support during covid caused delivery problems was awesome at every stage. Highly recommended shop.
Michael Patterson
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Very helpful. Bought my first telescope and I definitely went to the right place
Michael Heaney
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Really good customer service. I had a problem with my scope and they put in a lot of time and effort to help me resolve it.
Colin Chapman
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Helpful, knowledgeable staff
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Name: Malcolm Scott Whinfield

Camera:  Canon 450D

Telescope: TS80 with 480mm Focal Length

Subject: IC2948 and 2944 Running Chicken Nebular

Image Duration: Taken 50 Light at 120 seconds, ISO-400

Software: Astroberry, Startools, GIMP and Darktable 

Filters used: None

Photo Information: The night had good clear skies in a Bortle 6 Zone in Para Hills

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The Orionids Meteor Shower – October 21st – 22nd Active every year in October, created from the dust of Halley’s comet. Named after the constellation Orion as this is where the meteor shower radiates from.

Major Planet’s visibility this month:

    • Venus Best viewing is before sunrise, rising from 5:14am in the East North East
    • Mars Best viewing is before sunrise, rising from 1:45am in the  East
    • Saturn Best viewing is from 10pm to sunrise, rising from 8:30pm in the East South East
    • Jupiter – Currently visible form the early morning, rising from 12:05am in the East

 

 

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120 Grenfell St, Adelaide SA 5000