Binocular attachments for cameras
New birder here!
My main priority is looking at birds, but a few times I've really wanted to take a photo of a spot.
(An example is when I saw a dipper, the day after a conversation with a friend about dippers! I wanted to send my friend a picture...I ended up aligning my phone with the eye piece of my binoculars and taking a (rather blurry) photo that way!).
I certainly do not want to be lugging around heavy equipment, and money is definitely a constraint...so I was wondering if anybody has had success with mounts for connecting your binoculars to a camera/phone camera?
I've done similar - lined my phone camera (Samsung Note 3) up manually with my bins (8×43 Zen-Ray ED3).
There's a shot of some geese I took at a lagoon one afternoon in my gallery. I have to say the lining up was quite finicky (and there is some vignetting evident), but I was pleasantly surprised by the sharpness. I think the caper has some potential.
I have been waiting (in vain) for a decent larger camera sensor upgrade to the Note (the 'telephoto' - pretty much just getting on for normal view - sensors in particular are minute) before upgrading models. Once I do that when a suitable phone appears I will look into a more dedicated secure phone/binocular mounting bracket, and maybe new bins to go along with them - I'm thinking 8 or 10x42 Nikon MHG or ×32 Swarovski SV.
Certainly handy to carry around, and better than nothing. :)
Yes! I'm glad I'm not the only one doing this
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