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Old Apr 15, 2008, 6:29 AM   #1
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Digiscoped today.
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Old Apr 15, 2008, 9:13 AM   #2
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wow, this has such a magical quality to it
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Old Apr 15, 2008, 9:20 AM   #3
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Nice, the eye really jumps out.

Wk7leung, would you mind describing your digiscoping setup?
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Old Apr 15, 2008, 10:46 AM   #4
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Thanks guys for viewing. The reflection from the water has given the heron much more details for the plumage and dimension for the contour of its body.

The following is about my setup. It has been cited somewhere in this column and is recapped here. Hoped that it can help you, Brokenbokeh.

The fieldscope first. Here is the link of the fieldscope I am using: http://www.swarovskioptik.at/index.p...amp;c=produkte

Swarovski is one of the top-notch fieldscope producers of the world. The others are Zeiss, Leica, Nikon and Kowa, to name a few.

I read comments about the latest products in the market and came up with Swarovski 80 ATS HD and its 30-time magnifying eyepiece as the glass for linking to the digital camera for imaging.

A in ATS stands for angled, shape of which can be seen in the link mentioned above.

80 mentioned above refers to the diameter of the front-most glass of the fieldscope. The larger the number, the brighter the lens. At present, 80 is the largest for Swarovski's.

The eyepiece. 30xrefers to themagnification ratio of the eyepiece. Put simply, if you are shooting with a prosumer DCset at the28mm in focus length, thenthe resultant focal length of your fieldscope will be 30X28mm, i.e. 840mm. If youzoom in to 80mm using the switch on your DC, then the resultant focal length of the fieldscope will become 30X80mm, i.e. 2400mm.

Gosh, with'2400mm',you will be able to shoot objects far away.But, bear in mind: a needle is never sharp at both ends. The farther the object, the less likely you will be able to get a sharp image. The gist for good images isto stay as close anduse as small afocal length of your DC as possible.

Lastly, about the camera I am using for digiscoping. You can use the DSLR. By then, you have to use Swarvoski TLS800 for connecting the fieldscope to your DSLR. No magnificationwill be possible as you are no longer using the magnifying eyepiece. The fieldscope then will be 800mm in focal length and when put onto an APS-DSLR, its resulting focal length will become 1200mm with an aperture approximately standing at f10.

Most people preferto usea DC along with the eyepiece for digiscoping. You needan adaptal ring to connect the DCwith the eyepiece. Focusing is semi-automatic, meaning that you have tomanually focus the fieldscopein the first place and then the prosumer DC will automatically focus the imagetransmitted fromthe fieldscope.

I hope the above can help you to have a brief idea about how digiscoping can be worked out.; at least, something to start with, I hope.

PS A lot of people say Nikon is also a good choice to start with. It has a broad eyepiece system and its fieldscope is also good glass.



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Old Apr 15, 2008, 10:48 AM   #5
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Old Apr 16, 2008, 8:38 PM   #6
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Beautiful captures Peter! I like the color and sharpness.

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Old Apr 16, 2008, 9:54 PM   #7
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Very beautiful photos.
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