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Old Jun 29, 2003, 10:54 PM   #1
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Default 5400 vs 5700 for digiscoping?

That about says it all. I'm also considering a Canon G5 although I won't expect much support for that here.
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Old Jun 29, 2003, 11:34 PM   #2
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This is probably better answered in the digiscoping section at the bottom of the list of forum topics.

The 5700 has a very wide lens opening. This means that it will be much larger that most eye pieces on spotting scopes. It would work, but you would probably have rather sever vignetting. scopetronics now makes a system for mounting a 5700 on to most 1 1/4" scopes... I'd go to their web site and see what is involved.

http://scopetronix.com/

you could also look at:
http://www.lensadapter.com/

and

http://www.eagleeyeuk.com

I've heard of eagle eye, but only for their very good 5x add-on lenses. I wouldn't be surprised if they make good adapters as well. It should be stated that I've never used any of their products.

What scope do you want to use?

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Old Jun 30, 2003, 12:23 AM   #3
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Thanks Eric,
I'll check them out. My scope is a Pentax 80 angled w 20-60 eyepiece. I'm afraid that to avoid vignetting, I'd need to have the 5700 at 8x.
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Old Jun 30, 2003, 3:54 PM   #4
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I believe the pentax is a telescope based design, which means it has a larger eye piece than most. I don't know if this translates into a large eye opening or not, but physically that is larger than many others (like the swarovsky, which is probably the most common scope used for digiscoping.)

I've also read that the zoom eye pieces don't work as well for digiscoping (at least on the swarovsky) I don't know if this is true for the Pentax, but its something to think about. For use with my eye, I do find them very handy.

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