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Celestron 80mm Ultima/LightdowLD-4K

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Old Tuesday 4th December 2018, 21:38   #1
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Celestron 80mm Ultima/LightdowLD-4K

The Spotting scope I got new on Amazon for $101 and the sports camera on closeout for $30. The Lightdow sports camera is a knockoff of the GoPro. It can record in interpolated 4K and has a 4/1 digital zoom.

I initially set it up using one of those bulky universal adapters which are fastened over the eyepiece. I actually had to ream it out a bit as it would not open wide enough over the Celstron eyepiece. I have since made my own adapter which has a holder fanstened to a T-Adapter. The eyepiece of the Celestron has threads which accomodate a T-Ring.

Here are a few links to some videos I was able to get. The Celestron zooms from 20-60x. I like to keep below 40x and not use digital zoom on camera past 3x. I have even been able to get some acceptable pictures from still frames from my videos using VLC player.
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Old Friday 7th December 2018, 08:09   #2
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More than acceptable, very nice pic,

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Brilliant. How did you manage to get such a good background blur?
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Thanks. I had the tripod level set low enough where the backgroud beyond bird was an open grass field. Nothng but green came into view few beyond the post. The narrow focus of the Spotting Scope seperates things nicely.

The Ultima is Celestron's economy line of scopes and the LightDow action camera is an interpolated 4K. You do have to shoot in stong light to get an acceptable picture from a still frame with this combo.
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