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Old Thursday 17th July 2003, 10:03   #1
Dave Hawkins
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Limiting factor to success!

Hi There

I have been lucky enough to help maybe 200 or more people with their Digiscoping queries through my job.

For an awful lot of people the limiting factor to success is NOT related to the obvious i.e. having the best scope but is MORE related to:

The ability to QUICKLY locate and easily follow a bird in the scope in the first place for which the only answer is ..... practice practice and more practice at aiming,finding and follwing birds in the scope. The longer the bird is in the eyepiece the more chance you have a getting the camera on board and a good shot.

The factors that increase the time the bird is in the camera are having a sturdy tripod, having a good head (twist grips are a nightmare!) and having an adaptor that goes on and off the eyepice quickly without the need to waggle it over lumps, bumps and rubber on the eyepiece.

Finally, I would urge all serious Digiscopers to discard their stay-on cases and straps, the the dangly bits on which act as wind socks and cause masses of vibration.

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Old Thursday 17th July 2003, 12:22   #2
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Finally, I would urge all serious Digiscopers to discard their stay-on cases and straps, the the dangly bits on which act as wind socks and cause masses of vibration.
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Couldn't agree more with that.
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