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Old Aug 12, 2008, 8:38 AM   #21
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Cameras for matching with Swarovski's fieldscopes

Cameras suitable for the above set up are:

a. those provided with screw lines for attaching an adaptal ring to the camera body for subsequent attachment of the Swarovski'sDCA adapter.

b. those that are not wider than 28mmfor the wide angle end (to prevent vignetting)and not too long for the tele end (the best being around 105-130mmto reduce the protraction distance from the tele end to the wide end). Normally, an optical zoom of 3x or 4x is the best for digiscoping.

c. those that are provided with flexible focusing spots for precise focusing of a subject's centre of interest.

d. those that are provided with a self timer for delay shutter release in a bid to prevent camera shaking.

e. ,optional but will be the best, those that are provided with an EVF for convenience of focusingshooting under the sun.

Recommended cameras

a. Nikon C8400 is the most commonly used prosumer for digiscoping among the friends I know practising digiscoping. The optical quality of this camera is top-notch among the prosumer class.

b. Nikon P5100. Very good but in the absence of an EVF, focusing under the sun is a fatal blow to this camera for digiscoping purposes.

c. Olympus older models, e.g. C7070, where you can have the EVF and flexible spots but focusing is slow.

d. Ricoh GX100 where you can have a more updated CCD and more importantly an EVF to assist focusing; however, this model is comparatively more expensive and not that worth moneywise.

e. Fuji F31fd where the lens starts from 35mm and ends at 105mm which are perfect for digiscoping and where noises are low as a result of the effective CCD from Fuji; however, the problem is thatit has not screw lines on the camera body for attaching any adaptal rings and that it has not any EVF and flexible spots to assist focusing.

Eyepieces

The best to begin with is Swarovski's 30x. It is bright and easy to deal with as far as tracing the subject to be shot is concerned. You may also consider the 20x,45x and the zoom one (20-60x), but the 30x is considered to be the most versatile in applications.

STS or ATS

STS stands for straight telescopes while ATS for the angled. TheATSone is more favored as youjust have to look down and can see theviewfinder right away without the need to bend down and look forward for the viewfinder.

Hope the information helps.



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