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Eagleeye adapter for Videoscoping

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Old Friday 9th May 2003, 21:21   #1
Tattoo ian
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Eagleeye adapter for Videoscoping

I would like to share my experience of using the Eagleeye adapter for Videoscoping.This adapter does seem alot of money (around 90) for what is basically a metal tube with thread and screws,but looking at the alternatives, for what i need it for it suffices.As Andy Bright has said they have one possible weakness and that is the filter thread used to attached the adapter which if you are not very careful could be cross threaded,so i always take great care when threading it on.Unlike Andy suggested i cannot leave the adaptor on my camcorder because when i use the camcorder on it's own on the widest setting with the adaptor on i end up filming edges of the adaptor which unfortunately don't show up in my viewfinder but do on my computer.And i like shooting as wider angle as i can for the panoramic shots,also in the future i intend to experiment more with filters.Obviously this trait depends on the wide angle setting of your camcorder and you may get away with leaving the adapter on.Another important point always check the screws are still attached because they can easily become unscrewed and then your'e stuffed (unless you carry spares).I like this type of adapter because i can easily do birding one minute(or more when it's a rarity) then attach it and do filming.Also importantly for me i regularly swap between scope and camcorder on my tripod (with the aid of a spare bag for scope) so these other adapters i find less suitable.For me it's the Eagleeye.
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Old Monday 22nd December 2003, 10:14   #2
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Dear Ian,

I am looking for the "perfect" adapter for my Sony DCRPC330
and SWARO scope : what are the items you bought
from Eagle Eye, and what kind of advice you can can
provide me as to avoid buying wrong items ?

what are the good and the bad points ?

( there is a Cam Mount on the Eagle Eye web site :
does anybody uses this item, and does it make the
difference ? )


many thanks in advance,

Didier






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I would like to share my experience of using the Eagleeye adapter for Videoscoping.This adapter does seem alot of money (around 90) for what is basically a metal tube with thread and screws,but looking at the alternatives, for what i need it for it suffices.As Andy Bright has said they have one possible weakness and that is the filter thread used to attached the adapter which if you are not very careful could be cross threaded,so i always take great care when threading it on.Unlike Andy suggested i cannot leave the adaptor on my camcorder because when i use the camcorder on it's own on the widest setting with the adaptor on i end up filming edges of the adaptor which unfortunately don't show up in my viewfinder but do on my computer.And i like shooting as wider angle as i can for the panoramic shots,also in the future i intend to experiment more with filters.Obviously this trait depends on the wide angle setting of your camcorder and you may get away with leaving the adapter on.Another important point always check the screws are still attached because they can easily become unscrewed and then your'e stuffed (unless you carry spares).I like this type of adapter because i can easily do birding one minute(or more when it's a rarity) then attach it and do filming.Also importantly for me i regularly swap between scope and camcorder on my tripod (with the aid of a spare bag for scope) so these other adapters i find less suitable.For me it's the Eagleeye.
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