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Old Jan 19, 2010, 11:37 AM   #1
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Hi everyone,

I posted here regularly back in 2006 and some of 2007. Several of us were using Red Dot Scopes mounted on the hot shoes of out FZ-20,30's and 50's when shooting birds in flight. I'm sure several of you are still doing the same thing.

I'm trying to get the piece that slides into the hot shoe that the red dot scope is mounted on but can't remember the name of the company that made it. Could someone please gave me the link to the web site of that company. I would really appreciate it.

I started shooting with an Olympus DSLR but my eyes have recently gotten so bad that I'm having trouble with the viewfinder on it and want to try out the red dot scope again and see if it will help with this also.

Thanks for your help.

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John Reed, God Bless his heart-

...Was the originator of that system. However, as i remember it, it was a DIY design. I have not seen or heard of it since John Reed first put it together several years ago.

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What does DIY stand for? I ordered this from a company that made camera accessories of all kinds. Flash attachments, L brackets, extensions, I just can't remember the name.
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Duplicate Post. I apologize!

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DIY=Do It Yourself. I just went to www.google.com and put in "Daisy Red Dot Scope" and it looks like it pulls up a lot of stuff. That might just be the ticket for your research.

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Thanks Sarah for your help.

I just found it if anyone's interested. The company's name is Photo Solve and the product I was looking for is Extend-A-Sight. I have the red dot sight I just needed the thingie that held it to the hot shoe.

You might want to try this if you're interested in photographing bird's in flight. I used it with my V-LUX 1. I held the camera strap tight against my neck and sighted through the Red Dot Sight on the bird. Made it easy. You just have to sight in just like you would a gun before you use it. You may already have known this, if so, sorry for wasting your time.

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I am glad we could help out, Don-

That was a toughie, But it triggered my memory and we came up with the needed data.

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For the adaptor check astronomy sites: hotshoes are the same size as small telescope finder shoes & red dot finderscopes are v popular with users.
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Hi Don, your quest for the scope indicates you are active and pursuing photography. Why have you stopped posting pics here? We would love to see them.
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