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erniehatt

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I had been having problems with sighting quickly, so decided on trying a Red Dot finder. A gentle warning to anyone colour blind like me, they are not very good in daylight the red dot just disappears. So back to the old drawing board once again. I had this old Zoom lens from and old BETA VIDEO CAMERA, so made up a bracket to fit on my home brew adapter, it works great, was trying it out on different subjects, when this one came along, I was not, particularly set up for photography but tried it anyway. Distance about 15 meters. Ernie
 

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erniehatt

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Paul Jarvis said:
Nice photos ernie, the one on the left looks the best to me.

Thanks for sharing.

Thanks Paul,
As I said I was not at the time setup for photography, the camera was set on Custom Self Timer, at 1sec intervals for 3 shots. this was two of them.The first had a slight touch of camera shake. Ernie
 

Neil Kurz

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Also, would the green-dot be more visible than the red-dot?

Roger[/QUOTE]

Not if, like me, you suffer from one of the commonest (I believe) forms of colour-blindness, and that is red-green blind.

Neil
 

erniehatt

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rogerscoth said:
There are Red/Green Dot Sights available; for example, see http://www.jsramsbottom.com/cgi-bin/jsr.exe/dynamiclink?a=1&b=0&z=0&aP=0&source=/RED/Reddot_all.HTM - (bottom of the page), although this may not be available in Australia as it is an "own name sight" manufactured for J.S.Ramsbottom. Also, would the green-dot be more visible than the red-dot?

Roger

Thanks Roger,
Well Ime not sure as to wether the green dot would be any different, though Red is my most probmatic colour. It would be a and expensive exersize to try out. I dont have a problem getting stuff from the UK, as I have family there. Ernie
 

erniehatt

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Nipper said:
Also, would the green-dot be more visible than the red-dot?

Roger

Not if, like me, you suffer from one of the commonest (I believe) forms of colour-blindness, and that is red-green blind.

Neil[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the info Roger, I think Im in the red green league with Neil, anyhow it would be an expensive exercise to find out. Ernie
 

YellowBudgie

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erniehatt said:
I had been having problems with sighting quickly, so decided on trying a Red Dot finder. A gentle warning to anyone colour blind like me, they are not very good in daylight the red dot just disappears. So back to the old drawing board once again. I had this old Zoom lens from and old BETA VIDEO CAMERA, so made up a bracket to fit on my home brew adapter, it works great, was trying it out on different subjects, when this one came along, I was not, particularly set up for photography but tried it anyway. Distance about 15 meters. Ernie

Is there any way to buy an adapter that would let you easily mount a red dot sight to a Swarovski Scope / Tripod Handle (Swarovski Tripod 2)? I'm not a great do-it-yourselfer. I'm getting lost in the branches :)

Thanks,
 

erniehatt

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Hi, some makers have there own red dot finders, I know mine has, and a mounting for it. Best contact them on the subject. I have just fitted a finder scope to mine, being as the red dot didn't work, it is quite accurate. Ernie
 

YellowBudgie

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erniehatt said:
Hi, some makers have there own red dot finders, I know mine has, and a mounting for it. Best contact them on the subject. I have just fitted a finder scope to mine, being as the red dot didn't work, it is quite accurate. Ernie

It's good to hear some scope makers have their own red dot sights.

I don't think Swarovski has one of these but the tri-pod is based on a Bogen/Manfroto Tri-Pod I think. I'll check out their web site and see if there's anything that clamps on the tripod handle. I can check other scope companies and maybe adapt one of these to my setup.

If anyone has done this for the Swarovski Tripod 2 without making your own adapter I'd love to hear how you did it.

If anyone has made your own adapter for the Tri-Pod 2 I would like to see your photos of it and how you did it. Perhaps if I can't find an easy way I could pay a local company to make one up if cost isn't too high.

I would love to have one of these setup. I keep trying the follow the tree branches to the bird and have gotten a bit better but it's one tree I've been taking photos from and I rely on the feeder metal hangers on the branch.

Thanks!
 
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