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Old May 20, 2012, 1:11 AM   #1
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Default Neyby needs help

I've always wanted to try photography. Now that I can't work I have time to try, just on a very limited budget. I bought a bridge camera for 140 bucks. It's a GE X500, 16 MB with 15 times optical zoom . I am learning how to use it but that will take awhile.I like this little camera but I want to be able to take nature pics at greater distances and also take pics of the moon and planets. After looking at many sites about digiscoping I am thinking that maybe buying a spotting scope and an adapter would be the answer. My biggest problem is trying to figure out which scope and which adapter would suit my camera. I have looked at many and read many reviews and opinions but it is very confusing. Can someone tell me which scope I could get with at least an 80 mm lens an a reasonable magnification that would work with my camera and which adapter would fit both? Of course I would have to keep the price way down. Maybe around $150? Or even a way to make an adapter- a step by step way as I an a complete beginner to any of this. Someone with an X500 experience would be perfect but all info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
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Old May 20, 2012, 3:44 PM   #2
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I guess nobody has tried digiscoping with a GE X500?
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Old May 20, 2012, 5:14 PM   #3
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G'day Ralcan

Firstly - welcome to the forum ... there are a lot of people here who are wiling to help beginners. The "but" is that many only look in daily or 1/2-weekly, so be patient mate!!

You could also look up the digiscope section here on Steve's, as well as talk to people like B&H or EagleOptics

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Old May 20, 2012, 11:06 PM   #4
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While there may not be much information yet on your specific camera, if you scroll down the forums page to the misc. forums, there is a good bit of info in the Digiscoping forum that is general, and will apply.

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