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Old Mar 6, 2005, 6:15 PM   #1
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I have a burris landmark compact scope,will this work on a d-70 and if so what is needed to make the connection and where do I purchase the connectors?

Thanks for any help or advice,

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Old Mar 14, 2005, 9:58 AM   #2
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Hi Laney,

I can't see any way you could connect to this scope and get much utility. With dSLR's in the vast majority of cases it's necessary to use a device called a "T" connector. This replaces the lens and provides a universal (standardized) means of attaching the camera to other optical devices.Some of the larger optical manufacturers such as Swarovski, Pentax, etc., have specialized lenses which can be connected via their own optical adapters to use the spotting scope as a rather powerful but "dumb" lens.

By "dumb" I mean there is no electronic connection to allow autofocus, and such and the aperture is fixed by the scope's design. On the other hand the majority of astro type (mirror reflector) scope manufacturers provide a means of using the standard "T" connector to use an SLR (or dSLR) to connect via a dedicated photo "port."

With the little Burris, from what I can gather (not a great deal of available information) it looks like the eyepiece is fixed and non removable. If this is the case, you really have no way to use a large lens camera effectively with the scope. On the other hand, if you had a little digicam such as a Nikon CP950/990 which you can often find on ebay, you could find dozens of connectors which will let you attach via the eyepiece and shoot "afocal" (through the telescope's eyepiece).

Your best bet is to contact the manufacturer directly and find out if they have any means of connecting to an SLR type camera. I'm not optimistic but it never hurts to ask.

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Old Mar 22, 2005, 11:43 PM   #3
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thanks for the information,very helpful.

I also have a 5700,but I guess Im going to have to get a different scope anyway.

Thanks to the rising cost of gas my extra play money is pretty depleted.

Lin,thanks again!

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