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Old Nov 6, 2003, 8:40 PM   #1
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Default digiscoping with a Kodak dx3600 (it really works sort of)

And I am new to digiscoping I took a basic monocular and just held it up to the front of my lens WOW!!! It worked I canít believe it now I am looking for more info on how to do it properly the is a 37mm adaptor for the front of my camera Kodak dx3600 that Kodak sells I heard from message board like this that it is plastic and that there are others that are made out of metal and will hold the scopes weight better now once I have this adaptor what are my options for lenses (I would like to do this on a budget) I might decide to upgrade my camera (but not for now) what makes the cp4500 990 so special the tilting body or the threads on the lens?

If I can just somehow mount this lens I own I would be very happy for now

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http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=47215
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Old Nov 7, 2003, 9:04 AM   #2
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Hi,

No adapter is made to "hold" the weight of the scope, it simply has to hold the weight of the camera. You don't want to let the scope hang from the camera's lens or body. Even a scope as light as your's (less than one pound) because of the "leverage" of length would damage the camera. So when you use it, you must devise a means to mount the telescope on a tripod and the adapter will only need to support the weight of the camera.

The reason the Nikon CP series are so adaptable to digiscoping is really the overall package of tiny lens, excellent resolution, 28mm threads and the swivel helps a bit in some cases as well. The Kodak has a pretty small lens as well, but the 2x zoom will be a bit of a limitation. It's difficult to say who might have a metal adapter, but you might try the following:

http://www.photosolve.com

Best regards,

Lin
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Old Nov 8, 2003, 10:41 AM   #3
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thank you for the info i will start looking

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