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What is the best way of digiscoping? I have a 20-60x85 vortex scope that I would like to not only be able to uses As camera extension but to, is there a way for what the scope sees to be shown like on a led tv screen etc.....?

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A high quality digiscoping camera could be used like an LCD eyepiece, but would go through batteries pretty quickly.


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Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:

A high quality digiscoping camera could be used like an LCD eyepiece, but would go through batteries pretty quickly.




Thanks I do understand that once the adapter is fitted to the spotting scope the camera then sees what the spotting scope sees on its LED. I have a high-end SLR digital cannon that I know would do a good job as far as just seeing what it sees on its LED back screen and the photographs that it would take.

What I would like to know is has anyone found a way to run that information (digital picture) over to a large monitor or LED TV screen.

What I have in mind is mounting my spotting scope with whatever apparatus can see through it that would transfer the image to the big screen so that everyone at the breakfast table can enjoy seeing what the spotting scope is seeing.
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Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:

A high quality digiscoping camera could be used like an LCD eyepiece, but would go through batteries pretty quickly.




Thanks I do understand that once the adapter is fitted to the spotting scope the camera then sees what the spotting scope sees on its LED. I have a high-end SLR digital cannon that I know would do a good job as far as just seeing what it sees on its LED back screen and the photographs that it would take.

What I would like to know is has anyone found a way to run that information (digital picture) over to a large monitor or LED TV screen.

What I have in mind is mounting my spotting scope with whatever apparatus can see through it that would transfer the image to the big screen so that everyone at the breakfast table can enjoy seeing what the spotting scope is seeing.
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I haven't tried digiscoping with a DSLR, but I have tried it with a point and shoot camera. Keep in mind that there are really very few P&S cameras that are well suited to spotting scope digiscoping.

You have to find a camera with moderate focal length range that will still allow you to get close enough to the spotter's eyepiece without touching the eyepiece to prevent vignetting. Therefore, you have to match the P&S camera's angle of view to the eyepiece diameter, angle of view, and eye relief. Believe me, It's much harder than it seems to find a camera that is compatible to your spotter's eyepiece without getting a lot of vignetting.
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Any camera capable of tethering a monitor could do what you are asking, but I haven't tried it, REP.

Ted, 

Most compact cameras with an optical zoom range of 5x or less are suitable for digiscoping because at some point of the zoom range they will usually eliminate vignetting as long as the lens is reasonably close to the eyepiece. 

I have fitted Sony, Canon, Nikon, Samsung, and Panasonic cameras meeting this criteria to spotting scopes in this way with success.  There is some variance between cameras as to what focal length (actual or 35mm effective) where they eliminate vignetting.


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