Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Looking to digiscope with a Kowa scope



I currently own a Kowa 77 angled scope with the extra wide 25-60 eyepiece. It is currently being used with a Promaster carbon fiber travel tripod. I also at times bring out my Nikon D7100 with a 300mm plus 2X to take photos. Its all becoming a big pain lugging all this with me. 

I was looking into digiscoping on your website and I find it a bit confusing. Does Kowa or anyone else make an adapter where you can mount a digital point and shoot to the front lens and also be able to just move it out of the way when viewing through the scope? And what would one look for in a point and shoot? Thank you so much. I really love your tutorials.

Stan

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 Hi Stan,
Thanks for your e-mail!
For digiscoping, you can use a point and shoot camera with an optical zoom of 4x or less. You would need this adapter: Kowa DA10 Digital Camera Adapter 


If you want to save even more weight in the field, you can use your smart phone for digiscoping. This one holds an iPhone, and Kowa makes this bracket for the iPhone 4, 5, and 6:  Kowa TSN IP4S iPhone 4/4S Digiscoping Bracket


The simplicity of using a smart phone for digiscoping is amazing--and the quality of the photos is excellent.  If you have an android phone, you can buy an adapter through www.phonescope.com.

Please call us if you have any questions. 800-289-1132.

All the best,

Eagle Optics

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