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Digiscoping with Nikon A100

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Old Thursday 1st September 2016, 12:05   #1
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Digiscoping with Nikon A100

Hello, I have a Nikon Coolpix A100 compact digital camera
These are its features:

Focal lenght: 4.6-23 mm
F : f.3.2 -6.5
Display 2,7"
20 Mpx
zoom 5x

Spotting scope: Swarovski atm 80 hd a 45 with 25-50 W eyepiece

Is the digital camera ok for digiscoping? Are its features compatible with digiscoping? Is the focal lenght ok?

My puropose is to make simple pics and documentation. I'm not a pro photographer. I simply manually lay the camera on the eyepiece and make a photo

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Old Friday 2nd September 2016, 15:26   #2
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Alex, in theory the camera sounds like it might be ok, but the first thing to try would be to hand-hold it up to the eyepiece and (with the scope pointed at a well-lit scene) check the extent of any vignetting at various zoom combinations (ie zooming the camera or the eyepiece or both together).


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