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Old Jun 8, 2014, 10:02 AM   #1
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Default Sony H70 + Pentax PF80 spotting scope

This is a nice combination if you aren't happy with 10x camera zoom.
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Old Jun 9, 2014, 11:21 AM   #2
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I have never been able to get my camera to work correctly with a scope. When you were shooting with your Alpha how were you connecting the scope to the camera?

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Old Jun 9, 2014, 12:33 PM   #3
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Thanks for your kind comment. I use my Sony H70 for shots like this and connect it to the eyepiece with a home made adapter. Using my Sony A200 in prime mode would only be the equivalent of a 506mm lens. As a digiscope with a 24mm eyepiece and a bit of camera zoom the overall magnification is about 25X.
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Old Jun 9, 2014, 3:44 PM   #4
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Geez Streets me ol' mate

You've done such a good job I could almost reach up & touch it to see if it's really made of cheese

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Old Jun 10, 2014, 10:55 AM   #5
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G'day Phil, good to hear from you. I began my pursuit of high mag. optics with the purchase of a Pentax PF80ED about eight years ago. I sold it and then tried all sorts of scopes and long range lenses. Never was completely satisfied. I finally got another PF80ED and found it to be the perfect scope for all uses.
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