I have a wonderful spotting scope from you that I use for bird watching--a VortexDiamondback 20-60x80 Angled Spotting Scope. Is there a mount I could purchase that will enable me to take digital pix with this scope? I know nothing about digiscoping...need advice, please. I'm told not all cameras can be used for this.
Thanks for your inquiry. You have a few options for digiscoping with the Diamondback, but the set-up you need depends on the type of camera you’ll be using.
If you have a Canon or Nikon DSLR camera, you can use the Novagrade adapter system, which screws right into your camera body and tightens onto the scope eyepiece.
If you have a smartphone (which will take good-quality photos), you can use that with a Phone Skope Adapter for the type of phone you have. You would buy the fitted case for your model of phone, and then an adapter ring for the Diamondback: Phone Skope C-3 Vortex Diamondback Optical Adapter.
If you have a point and shoot digital camera, it needs to have 3-4x optical zoom to work well for digiscoping. The adapter for using a point and shoot camera with the Diamondback scope is the Vortex Universal 28-45mm Small Digital Camera Adapter. It’s a little clunky, will work well for your use.
Hope this helps, please let us know if you have any further questions!