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Old Saturday 22nd October 2016, 08:54   #1
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MM3 60 Digiscoping

I have had a MM3 60 for a couple of months and am really happy with it. I am now starting to look at digiscoping with it, but know diddly about it. I don't use a smart phone, but I do have a Nikon Coolpix P4. Is this a suitable camera for digiscoping with the MM3 60? If not, what would be a good choice?
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Old Monday 24th October 2016, 08:51   #2
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That camera would probably be OK but would require a universal adapter to hold it in place. We do have one but it's a bit of a complicated thing to use:

http://www.opticron.co.uk/Pages/udca.htm

You might want to consider this as an option:

http://www.opticron.co.uk/Pages/moto_e_kit.html

It's 60 more but you get a custom adapter which is very simple to use and it includes a phone and SIM card.

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Old Tuesday 25th October 2016, 09:30   #3
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Thanks for the advice Pete. As you know, I went for the smart phone option, so looking forward to giving digiscoping a go. Wife is pleased because she has been chasing me to get a smart phone for years. Looks like the Nokia Brick is finally getting retired.
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Old Tuesday 25th October 2016, 16:31   #4
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Gander,

Happy to hear you chose to do phonescoping. I do a great deal of it with the MM3 60 and 50 mm along with, currently, an Iphone 6S. I have a thread about it over in the Digiscoping general forum. I also started a Facebook group (if you do Facebook) for Phonescoping a couple of years ago. If you need any help/suggestions then please let me know. I would be happy to share anything I have picked up over the years. It can be a great deal of fun. :-)

Here is a pic I took this past Sunday while out on a Pelagic trip. Not my best by far but considering the circumstances I was pretty happy with it. Unedited except for a crop.
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Thanks Frank. I'll look out your thread. I don't do a lot of facebooking, but will be sure to drop you a line if (when) I get stuck.
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