Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital Cameras (Point and Shoot) > Hybrid Still/Movie/MP3 Digicams

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Nov 10, 2008, 4:42 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 98
Default

Hey guys, I've been experimenting with Aiptek's Go-HD and digiscoping with very good results.

I've attached a universal scope mount to my Konus 80mm spotting scope








and I've achieved very good results.

Here is what images are like without the scope and after:


- and here's with the cameras optical zoom-


and here with the scope at only 20X zoom (it goes up to 60X !!!)




And here's video shot from this position: the red rectangle is where I shot the pigeon videos and the circle is the schools night lamp:
Click below links for video (or "save as")

http://www.stevenunez.com/hosted/dig...e/FILE0005.mov
http://www.stevenunez.com/hosted/dig...e/FILE0001.mov
http://www.stevenunez.com/hosted/dig...e/FILE0002.mov

The schools night lamp-



I tried digiscoping with my Canon Vixia HF100 but it's not well suited for this- I believe the best camera (video) for digiscoping is the Sony TG-1 which I'll buy soon........stay tuned for the results.
The Aiptek is a good camera for video/still digiscoping due to it's small lens size and optical 3X zoom- which is a must to avoid vignetting.
I have epoxied a 28mm UV filter onto it and it does remarkable monocular video......the Aiptek is great for experimenting!

I've also done some pretty good macro fluid video which looks real good- bt here the Canon Vixia HF100 is the best- but the Aiptek does fairly well....I'll post that if you guys are interested in macro fluid videos!

Have fun guys~~
(Can't wait to get the Sony TG-1)
SteveNunez is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Nov 10, 2008, 6:08 PM   #2
Moderator
 
fishycomics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: NYC NY
Posts: 9,621
Default

Holy Cow, very nice.

what is the optical zoom on that scope?

the videos are awesome, resembles the Action due to hunting LOL

if you can show us how you attached thefilter, or any attachments and the fluidvideo I be very interested thanksa lot for the review:|

We alwayssaid the Aiptek A-Hd and plus are the easier cams to Modd.while the GO andaction may take lil longer to open. due to the 3 m stickers.

they are yes great project cams andwe thank AIptek for that........
fishycomics is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 10, 2008, 6:26 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 98
Default

Thanks Fishy- the Konus is a 80mm scope with a 20X to 60X zoom eyepiece: the still are all at 20X zoom (it gets a little darker as you zoom in but in good light it's quite good!)
The key to good digiscoping is finding cameras that have small lenses and true optical zoom.......manual focus is a big plus if available.
The Sony TG-1 is probably the best digiscoping camcorder available as of now with the Sanyo HD800 next in line.......

...as for the fluid video- it's really nice. What I've done is dis-assemble a Bushnell binocular and remove the lenses and casings and have converted them for video use- which allows for macro video at long distances: like a telescope but for macro (close-up) video........it works quite well and would be very well suited for insect videography.
~Here's a quick look at a short clip showing this (shot from a few feet away!!!) http://www.stevenunez.com/hosted/dig...eCubesSoda.mov
SteveNunez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 10, 2008, 6:38 PM   #4
Moderator
 
fishycomics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: NYC NY
Posts: 9,621
Default

Sweet thank you now I am thirsty.

the scope is interesting leads us to look at the stores we pass if it is the descovery store. or a toy store ,and may possabilities are at ou t finger tips.

I am sure these are easy to find, but for those that are looking compact may be harder. I'll keep that on mytesting list.

as for the fluid I have a set of binaculars, and well not broken yet LOl thanks again
fishycomics is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 10, 2008, 6:41 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 98
Default

Some ice melting, feet away using modified binocular apochromatic lens element and housing~ allows for distance macro videography!!!
http://www.stevenunez.com/hosted/dig...e/icelight.mov
SteveNunez is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:02 AM.