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Old Tuesday 2nd November 2004, 10:59   #1
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Minolta Dimage Z1 and Leica Apo 62

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I have a Leica Apo 62 with the 16-48mm zoom eyepiece and a Minolta Dimage Z1 camera. Is there a decent way of using them together or would I do better to bite the bullet and buy a Nikon Coolpix 4500 say, and a suitable adaptor.
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Hi John, welcome to birdforum from all the staff here.
Yes, I'd suggest a camera with a track record for digiscoping, be it Nikon cp990/995/4500 or the newer Contax models. I fear you would always be struggling and frustrated using inappropriate cameras such as the Z1.
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Hi John

welcome to BF, what a wonderful choice of scope
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Hi,
I have a Leica Apo 62 with the 16-48mm zoom eyepiece and a Minolta Dimage Z1 camera. Is there a decent way of using them together or would I do better to bite the bullet and buy a Nikon Coolpix 4500 say, and a suitable adaptor.
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Hi Andy,
Thanks for the prompt and clear advice. However, I'm now left wondering if I should go with the Nikon 4500 which has been around a bit and I've seen is now available for £260 from London Cameras or would I end up wishing I'd got a newer Nikon or Contax model? Any advice would be welcome. Also what is the best way of interconnecting the scope to the chosen camera?
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Hi Pete,
It's fantastic and all the RSPB guy at Dungeness said it would be.
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