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Leica 20xwa v Leica Zoom

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Old Tuesday 8th August 2006, 15:48   #1
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Leica 20xwa v Leica Zoom

Picked up my new 20xWA Leica eyepiece this afternoon. Using a Canon A95 on the scope, here are a few test photos taken out the window.
Initial impression is of much brighter image and sharper focus at medium to long range. Wide angle of view is treaks ahead of the zoom, you could fall into this eyepiece!
The two pictues on the left are taken with the 20x, whilst the two on the right taken with the zoom lens.
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Old Tuesday 8th August 2006, 16:18   #2
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You seem to have better, brighter colours on the new eyepiece as well - at least on my screen.

Looking forward to seeing some bird photos taken with the new eyepiece for the blog in due course.
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Old Friday 11th August 2006, 07:14   #3
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Colurs and brightness much better on 20x. Heres a couple taken yesterday. Light was tricky late in the evening. Yellowhammer was in strong shade after the sun had dropped below the tree line, Shrike sitting in strong evening sun and partially backlit.
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Old Friday 11th August 2006, 08:25   #4
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Initial impression is of much brighter image and sharper focus at medium to long range. Wide angle of view is treaks ahead of the zoom, you could fall into this eyepiece!
Glad to hear you are happy with your new 20xWide - that is a fantastic digiscoping eyepiece (...something that I just keep repeating). Can you use the whole zoom range of the camera without vignetting?

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Have to zoom in at little, maybe to about 1x on camera zoom, but vigneting is pretty negligable.
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Excellent results - I'm inspired to get my digiscoping gear out this weekend for the first time in ages.

Handholding to a Mighty Midget balanced on shoulder pod is OK for record shots, but I've forgotten what a sharp bright picture looks like! Thanks for the excellent reminders.
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