Monday, February 14, 2011

Digiscoping with the Zeiss 85mm scope?

Q, from Richard:

I have a Zeiss 85mm spotting scope and a Nikon D40 digital camera. I want to mount the camera to the spotting scope for nature photography. What is the best way to do this? Is the Zeiss camera adapter the best and only way to do this? Am I better off to purchase a point and shoot digital camera and purchase an adapter for it? Very confused after a search on the internet. I will appreciate your reply.
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A:
Unfortunately, Zeiss doesn't make an adapter that will accept your D40 with its lens. If you'd like to remove the lens and the scope's eyepiece, you can use this adapter to basically turn the scope into a telephoto lens.
You'd also need a T-ring for your Nikon camera, which you can get at any camera shop.
If you do not want to use the body of your camera, you will need to buy a point and shoot with a small body and no higher than a 4x optical zoom.
The p&s adapter will work with that type of camera.
Please let us know if we can be of further help!

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