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Old Aug 11, 2008, 3:04 AM   #11
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Work is work but my family has been keeping me busy. I have a 16 month old boy and a 2.5 year old girl. My days off are spent, feeding them, changing poopy diapers and cleaning up after them. Since I am restricted to shooting around the house, I have been working on my macro photography. I have some pics that I will post soon.

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Must be with lots of joy from this domestic work. Macrophotography is fun and I like it as well. Awaiting your works to be posted here. Peter
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Old Aug 11, 2008, 3:18 AM   #12
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Taken this afternoon with a Swarovski 80ATS, a 30x-eyepiece and a Nikon C8400 at ISO 50.

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Yes, the Swarre (popular name over here) is great. Fantastic photos. How do you attach the camera?

The last picture. Fish just under the water surface. Ready, steady, gooooooo

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Old Aug 11, 2008, 5:13 AM   #13
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Taken this afternoon with a Swarovski 80ATS, a 30x-eyepiece and a Nikon C8400 at ISO 50.

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Yes, the Swarre (popular name over here) is great. Fantastic photos. How do you attach the camera?

The last picture. Fish just under the water surface. Ready, steady, gooooooo

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I am asking a digiscoping expert here in Hong Kongfor photos showing how the above components are being put together. If he has already erased the photos, I will take some photos for youmyself to show how my gears are beingput together.

With the photos in hand, I will also write you the choice of cameras for the Swarre fieldscope.

Again, thanks for viewing and giving comments.

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Old Aug 11, 2008, 10:04 AM   #14
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The set up as follows:

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The link: http://www.hkbws.org.hk/BBS/viewthread.php?tid=801

Photos by Bob Thompson

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Cameras for matching with Swarovski's fieldscopes

Cameras suitable for the above set up are:

1. those provided with screw lines for attaching an adaptal ring to the camera body for subsequent attachment of the Swarovski'sDCA adapter.

2. those that are not wider than 28mmfor the wide angle end (to prevent vignetting)and not too long for the tele end (the best being around 105-130mmto reduce the protraction distance from the tele end to the wide end). Normally, an optical zoom of 3x or 4x is the best for digiscoping.

3. those that are provided with flexible focusing spots for precise focusing of a subject's centre of interest.

4. those that are provided with a self timer for delay shutter release in a bid to prevent camera shaking.

5. ,optional but will be the best, those that are provided with an EVF for convenience of focusingshooting under the sun.

Recommended cameras

1. Nikon C8400 is the most commonly used prosumer for digiscoping among the friends I know practising digiscoping. The optical quality of this camera is top-notch among the prosumer class.

2. Nikon P5100. Very good but in the absence of an EVF, focusing under the sun is a fatal blow to this camera for digiscoping purposes.

3. Olympus older models, e.g. C7070, where you can have the EVF and flexible spots but focusing is slow.

4. Ricoh GX100 where you can have a more updated CCD and more importantly an EVF to assist focusing; however, this model is comparatively more expensive and not that worth moneywise.

5. Fuji F31fd where the lens starts from 35mm and ends at 105mm which are perfect for digiscoping and where noises are low as a result of the effective CCD from Fuji; however, the problem is thatit has not screw lines on the camera body for attaching any adaptal rings and that it has not any EVF and flexible spots to assist focusing.

Eyepieces

The best to begin with is Swarovski's 30x. It is bright and easy to deal with as far as tracing the subject to be shot is concerned.

STS or ATS

STS stands for straight telescopes while ATS for the angled. TheATSone is more favored as youjust have to look down and can see theviewfinder right away without the need to bend down and look forward for the viewfinder.

Hope the information helps.



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Old Aug 12, 2008, 6:23 AM   #15
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Dear Torgny,

The photos in the previous posting sometimes appear and sometimes not. I find that they will pop up when you make connection with the link mentioned above in the first place, then hide it and open my posting with photos in itagain. Probably, that is the way to engage the link, thus making it possible for the photos to be discernable here in Steve's.

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How do you attach the camera?
The photos in my posting of Aug 11 at 11:04 pm were unsteady in appearance, so I shot the whole digiscoping setup I am using as follows for reference:

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A Swarovski 30x eyepiece was attached to the fieldscope, namely the 80HD ATS.
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A Swarovski DCA adaptal ring was mounted to the eyepiece. You see two knobs on the DCA. The anterior one is for screwing in to press on the rim of the eyepiece for the fixation purpose while the posterior for rotating the camera for framing purposes.

You can also see a knob on the barrel of the fieldscope. It is for rotating the fieldscope along the central axis.
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The adaptal ring of the camera, here the adaptal ring for Nikon P5000 had been used, was mounted to the DCA to make way for the camera to be attached.
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The camera, here a Nikon P5100 which matches well with the P5000 adaptal ring, was mounted. The set up process completed after this process.
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