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Old Saturday 2nd June 2012, 12:32   #1
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Is it worth it?

Hello.

I am currently using a Canon EOS 20D and a Sigma 150-500mm os hsm lens which I love.

I want to know if is bought a DSLR Camera Adaptor for my Opticron HR80 scope would the image quality be as good or better as the Canon 20D and sigma 150-500mm lens.

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Would a Swarovski Scope be a better option with a DSLR Camera?

Hope this isn't to confusing.

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Old Tuesday 5th June 2012, 07:18   #2
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Hi Sam,

I am not familiar with the Opticron scope you mention so I cannot answer directly (I use Nikon ED82A for watching/P&S digiscoping and also for DSLR digiscoping).
  • Is the Opticron fitted with ED glass? (Prerequisite for high IQ)
  • Is it an angled or straight model? (Straight = easier to operate with DSLR in my opinion)

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Unless you practice, and practice and practice and practice...no digiscoping set up is going to afford you as good of a picture as your combo (Canon 20D and Sigma Lens.). Practice is key....

When digiscoping, you go by an entirely new set of 'rules' and settings and until you become familiar with it, .... the shots will look terrible and you will have many non keepers.

Once you become astute with the techniques used for Digiscoping, the photos will be good, especially for web-based photos. There will always be more noise in a digiscoping photo, period.

Given your set up with the Opticron...you will not get as good as results as if you used an Alpha scope. Digiscoping requires top equipment to net pretty good results... My opinion... jim
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