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Old Thursday 29th December 2011, 01:40   #51
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Old Saturday 21st January 2012, 02:38   #52
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Old Saturday 21st January 2012, 03:43   #53
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Spectacular shot Jason. And a belated congrats on your pics becoming THE official digiscoping promos for the EDG line. Your shots certainly deserve to be published!

So do the EDG design "features" (heavier weight, large focus wheel, and larger tripod foot,etc.) really make it an easier/better scope to digiscope with than the old fieldscopes?

Have you moved up to the VR version yet? I was in high wind digiscoping a Siberian Crane with an ED50 a few days ago and was wishing I had VR assist for focusing!
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Old Saturday 21st January 2012, 13:44   #54
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Great shots Jason!!
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Old Sunday 22nd January 2012, 01:59   #55
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Spectacular shot Jason. And a belated congrats on your pics becoming THE official digiscoping promos for the EDG line. Your shots certainly deserve to be published!

So do the EDG design "features" (heavier weight, large focus wheel, and larger tripod foot,etc.) really make it an easier/better scope to digiscope with than the old fieldscopes?

Have you moved up to the VR version yet? I was in high wind digiscoping a Siberian Crane with an ED50 a few days ago and was wishing I had VR assist for focusing!
Thanks a lot Rick and I'm still waiting for loan unit from Nikon Malaysia to test the EDG VR. I saw the video from Mike Freiberg http://blog.aba.org/2012/01/whole-lo...-going-on.html and can't wait to try the new scope !

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Old Sunday 22nd January 2012, 02:17   #56
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So do the EDG design "features" (heavier weight, large focus wheel, and larger tripod foot,etc.) really make it an easier/better scope to digiscope with than the old fieldscopes?
The advantages of EDG over ED series is the FSA-L2 adapter, wide zoom eyepiece 20-60x, better contrast and well controlled CA.

What I really hope for Nikon to design new EDG scope with built in FSA-L2 adapter. Does not matter if the length is similar with the current EDG when FSA-L2 attached.
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Old Sunday 22nd January 2012, 02:24   #57
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The advantages of EDG over ED series is the FSA-L2 adapter, wide zoom eyepiece 20-60x, better contrast and well controlled CA.

What I really hope for Nikon to design new EDG scope with built in FSA-L2 adapter. Does not matter if the length is similar with the current EDG when FSA-L2 attached.
Is that because there is some flex in the bayonet mount causing some alignment issues when a heavy dslr is attached? I know there have been similar reports with the Kowa photoscope.
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Old Sunday 22nd January 2012, 05:13   #58
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Is that because there is some flex in the bayonet mount causing some alignment issues when a heavy dslr is attached? I know there have been similar reports with the Kowa photoscope.
Not a problem so far when I used the battery pack on my D300s with gimbal head. Not sure if it might affect the support between FSA-L2 and DSRL with battery pack on video head ?

What was the problem with Kowa Photoscope ? Is it the mount between the scope body and adapter or mount on the adapter with DSLR ?
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Just some reports here that different connection tubes between the main lens section and camera sometimes wear loose or sometimes flex affecting the alignment of the focal plane with the sensor. I've mentioned it before in the Kowa thread I think.
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Old Monday 13th February 2012, 10:39   #61
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Old Tuesday 15th May 2012, 03:35   #62
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Horukuru, those are some amazing shot's! I had a hard enough time just getting keeper shot' on birds that were just sitting there! : )
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Horukuru, those are some amazing shot's! I had a hard enough time just getting keeper shot' on birds that were just sitting there! : )
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Hi Jason,
I just bought used EDG85 with FSA-L2 to mate with D800. Looking through the viewfinder the color is good, however, the resulting photos always seem to be covered by smoke.
I will upload a sample tomorrow.
What is your most commonly used settings for your set up?
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Hi Jason,
I just bought used EDG85 with FSA-L2 to mate with D800. Looking through the viewfinder the color is good, however, the resulting photos always seem to be covered by smoke.
I will upload a sample tomorrow.
What is your most commonly used settings for your set up?
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I shoot between 500mm to 750mm for quality wise images and for videos, it depends with the subjects. I rarely shoot above 750mm except for record shots.
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Thank you. What settings for camera such as shooting modes, speed, ISO? Sorry for asking silly questions.
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Thank you. What settings for camera such as shooting modes, speed, ISO? Sorry for asking silly questions.
Only in Aperture and Manual modes with the FSA-L2 adapter. I shoot in Aperture and ISO from 1000 and above
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