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I'm a birder looking for better images than I get with an iPhone on a Kowa TSN-884. I'm looking at distant ducks in early morning low light situations and need just decent results, not NatGeo quality. I'm just starting on this search and know relatively little.

Guessing at focus on an iPhone is a challenge that I'm hoping to resolve with Focus Peaking or some other sort of digital magic.

I'm trying to decide between a Sony a7C (full frame for megapixels and light gathering capabilities) mounted with a TSN-PA7a, or a Sony 6400 with a 20mm (+/-) lens mounted with a DA10 (?) or Digidapter (to reduce the cost)

Will the Focus Peaking function on the a7C without a prime lens?

Will a prime lens improve image quality?

Will the 6400 capture enough light to get a decent image? (Acknowledged - not as well as the a7C.)

I am open to any and all suggestions and insights.

Hi Greg, I'm also new to digiscoping, but I guess the sony you mentioned are too heavy to be able to reduce the vibrations of the whole system: I started digiscoping with A7 and A6000 but everything was too heavy for the tripod. After several tests I found my compromise now use the Panasonic gx800 and 30mm macro (gx850 or gf10 in other markets) which offers the post focus (very comfortable) and a fairly large sensor.
The manual focus I can not do it because the subject has moved before all the vibrations have died down. My 2 cents.
PS sorry for my bad english.
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