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Old Nov 11, 2004, 11:53 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I am just about to buy a new digital camera for digiscoping. I've used the Nikon CP series before. As I will be travelling a lot, the smalller Contax SL300R T* sounds interesting.

I've seen some promising reviews of this camera for digiscoping at various places, all from several months ago. Surely, there are more experiences by now... Anyone?


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Old Nov 12, 2004, 2:26 PM   #2
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This camera makes digiscoping almost easy!

I bought one after reading Andy Bright's review in

I use mine with an old TSN-2 Kowa scope (non-ED, non-fluorite) and an equally old Davis & Sanford tripod. I attach the camera to the scope using Kowa's TS-DA1 adapter. I leave the little plastic adapter that comes with camera attached to the TS-DA1. When out birding I leave the TS-DA1 on the scope and when I want to take a photo I lock the camera into its plastic adapter, very fast and easy to do.

My firtst attempts can be seen at

Here is an example, a 15 cm bird at about 13 m from the camera:

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Old Mar 18, 2005, 12:34 AM   #3
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Be sure to make up your mind quickly. Kyocera (maker of Contax cameras) has announced it's pulling out of the digital camera market.

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