Previously i owned a Nikon ED82a and attached my Nikon1 v1 with the FT1 adapter and a 55-300mm on it to digiscope once for fun... +/- 24,300mm Pictures where erhm.. but still was loads of fun. Will see if i can dig the images out.
here's some test shot of a grey heron around 150m off my balcony with my el-cheapo setup... 25 year old Kowa TSN-3, Opticron SDLv2 EP (ok, that's current) and a 10 year old Fuji Finepix F10 compact on some universal adapter contraption.
This was at the combinations maximal magnification of 52.5x and max zoom of 24mm with a crop factor of 4.6 for the F10 so we get roughly 5800mm 35mm equivalent.
Unfortunately the F10 has no manual focus (not that it would be easy to use on a 115k dot screen without focus loupe or peaking) so the focus is a bit hit and miss... Unfortunately all my later digicams are not really suitable - maybe should get sth else...
Hi,I had an afternoon of thunderstorms on Friday but there were breaks out on the mudflats to record all the action that was going on.
These spoonbills were about 500 meters out from the hide and I had the STX 95 eyepiece at 40x using the Nikon P330.
Not overly extreme here but just a question to toss out to all to see how everyone else is handing the issue of 'sun'...on the LCD.
I recently moved to a Nikon P310 for my digiscoping, up from a Canon S95 series...I have to say that the 'rapid fire' of that camera and taking 5 shots in a second is something sorely missed in Canons!
But the age old problem of attempting to fine tune focus using the LCD is still present. The sun, light etc...is just too much on the LCD to properly view to fine tune focus.
Do you remember years ago the Minox digiscoping camera (didn't work in practice) ...that was specifically created for digiscoping had a 'sheltered or covered' LCD viewer. While the camera was crap, the idea of providing some sort of shade over the LCD was there.
So we move on to jury-rigging now...Other than standing over and casting a shadow of sorts over your LCD, what does anyone else do? jim
I use the Sony FDA-EV1MK on my RX100 II. Without it, I would be lost. It helps me a lot to focus and to control the composition of the shot. When I got the camera s/h, it came with it. I guess I would have hesitated paying that lot of money for a new one. But it's definitely worth it in a lot of situations.