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Digiscoping?? (1 Viewer)

robinho

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Hello birders

Im new on this page and really need some help finding myself a new digiscope camera.. I have an Kowa tsn 821 and 32x ww. Im for the moment using nikon coolpix 995, but what to upgrade to somthing better.. I want som sharp bird pix:)

What about the sony cybershot dsc-h1? it looks amazing.. Is it an adapter developed to this camera??, that will fit my scop?

What is the beste digiscop camera? please help me:-D

Thanks
Kind regards Robin
 
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Yelvertoft

Rabbit Fan
Sony H1 for digiscoping? Don't think so.

robinho said:
Hello birders

Im new on this page and really need some help finding myself a new digiscope camera.. I have an Kowa tsn 821 and 32x ww. Im for the moment using nikon coolpix 995, but what to upgrade to somthing better.. I want som sharp bird pix:)

What about the sony cybershot dsc-h1? it looks amazing.. Is it an adapter developed to this camera??, that will fit my scop?

What is the beste digiscop camera? please help me:-D

Thanks
Kind regards Robin

Hello Robin,

Firstly I'd like to say welcome to Birdforum.

Secondly, I doubt if the H-1 would be very useable for digiscoping, it has a large "superzoom" range lens on it and as a general rule, these types of lens do not work well with scope eyepieces. If you have a local Sony shop, see if you can get them to get an H-1 in for you to look at. Take your scope along and offer it up by hand-holding the scope and camera. It will be immediately apparent if there's serious "vignetting" (dark edges/corners to the picture). I suspect this will be the case with this combination.

Sony's that work well with digiscoping setups are the W series, the W1, W5, W12, W15, W7. Personally, I don't think the 7MP models are worth the extra over the 5MP models, but others would no doubt disagree.

I use a W12 with my Kowa 663 and 30xW eyepiece. They work well together. I use a home-made adaptor.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Duncan.
 

robinho

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Thanks a lot:) you really helped me.. I didnt knew that "superzoom" kameras didnt fit the eyepeices on the scops. Very handy to know.

I saw youre pictures and im impressed. Just smashing!

Kindest regards Robin:-D
 

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