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Am looking for an adapter for my swaro spotting scope.  For the amount of use it is going to get I can not justify spending the money on one from swaro. Does anyone have any suggestions on different manufacturers? Thanks
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Numerous companies make adapters that clamp onto the eyepiece and have an adjustable shelf for using a small point-and-shoot camera including Kowa, Nikon, Pentax, Vortex, and even Zeiss.  They range in price from ~$50 to over $400.
 
Only the Swarovski unit will be useful for mounting a DLSR to a Swarovski spotting scope.
 
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Thanks. I was afraid of that.
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Minox will or has already launched an adapter that is a camera. It is mounted instead of the eyepiece. Not cheap, but probably better than an adapter. There are plans to have models for Minox, Leica, Kowa, and Swarovski scopes. 
 
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Now that is pretty cool! Thanks for the link.
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