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Old Sep 21, 2005, 6:29 PM   #1
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Hi guys i would want to try digiscoping with a Kodak Z 740 wich scope would you recomend i try ?



http://www.binocularscanada.com/eNet...p;type=1,3,5,6



http://www.binocularscanada.com/eNet...p;type=1,3,5,6

http://www.binocularscanada.com/eNet...amp;type=1,3,6

http://www.binocularscanada.com/eNet...p;type=1,3,5,6

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Old Sep 23, 2005, 9:51 AM   #2
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Actually none of these are truly optimal for digiscoping because the maximum objective size is 60mm. The larger the objective (front lens) the more light the telescope will pass through to your eye or to the camera's lens at any given focal length.

Most digiscopers use a 77mm to 80mm objective. For example the very popular Swarovski models used in digiscoping have 80mm objectives. The Pentax model most commonly used also has an 80mm objective and the Leica most popular has a 77mm objective. Though digiscoping "can" be done with smaller objectives, the more light you can gather the higher the probability of getting successful images.

Personally, I don't know anyone who uses a Bushnell telescpe for digiscoping. My suggestion would be to buy one of the outdated Meade ETX-90 (90mm) scopes which frequently sell for under $200 which will work very well for this purpose. You will be taking a chance with any of the models you linked to, but should you elect to go that way, choose one with the largest objective lens.

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Old Sep 23, 2005, 8:13 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply Lin its apreciated
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Old Sep 24, 2005, 9:07 PM   #4
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Lin i found this scope , tell me what you think of it .Dont forget this is my first and i dont want to invest to much for now . It also has a available camera adapter .



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Old Sep 25, 2005, 12:01 AM   #5
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I really don't want to advise you either way on this scope - I don't know anyone who has used it. It "appears" to be an 80mm objective (just judging from the name and reference number) but other than their advertising about having adapters for digiscoping, it's a guessing game about it's quality of image, amount of chromatic aberration, etc... I wish I could be of more help - perhaps someone else hassome experience with it.

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Old Sep 25, 2005, 2:53 PM   #6
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Thanks once again Lin .

I have to call in my order and if the sales person is honest he should be able to give me answer`s to my questions.:-)
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