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Looking to digiscope with Nikon D50

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Old Tuesday 12th December 2006, 17:42   #1
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Looking to digiscope with Nikon D50

I recently purchased a Nikon D50 DSLR which came with an 18-55 and 70-300 lenses. Just found on my companies' classifieds a fujinon Super ED80 scope for $300, which appears to be a deal. I assume this:

Fujinon SLR (35mm OR Digital) Camera Adapter (850mm f/10.6 with 80mm, 850mm f/14 with 60mm) for Fujinon Spotting Scopes - Requires Camera-Specific T-Mount Adapter
Along with the T-mount should be all I then need to let'er rip?

Any commentary about how it should all work out? The D50 while not a 'pro' camera, seems to process well at ASA800, so I'd think should produce acceptably....think so? Any tips, opinions, etc are welcome. I assume I'd do shooting in shutter priority at ASA800 with tripod. What sshutter speed might be a good one to start with?

Thanks for any help,

Gary
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Old Wednesday 13th December 2006, 10:51   #2
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I also have an Olympus C2040 (only 2.1mp) digital camera, would that potentially work better for digiscoping?
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Old Thursday 14th December 2006, 11:03   #3
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Any commentary about how it should all work out? The D50 while not a 'pro' camera, seems to process well at ASA800, so I'd think should produce acceptably....think so? Any tips, opinions, etc are welcome. I assume I'd do shooting in shutter priority at ASA800 with tripod. What sshutter speed might be a good one to start with?
Hi Gary,

This is almost exactly what I'm trying to do at the moment with a William Optics scope so I'm also interested in the responses you get.

Shutter priority doesn't work for me, I have to use full manual because there is no camera lens attached while using a t-ring.
Not sure how the ED80 compares to traditional refractors but I've found on any refractors that I tried prime photography on that I needed an extension tube (about 1 1/2 inches) to allow my DSLR to reach focus.

Finding it hard to get sharp focus though because of the tiny depth of field, but that will improve with practice I guess.

Hope that helps,
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