A Digital Camera Adapter. Connecting a digital camera to a spotting scope produces super-telephoto images. Inaccessible wildlife and scenery can be photographed with amazing detail.
Yes, it is possible to attach a video camera to a spotting scope in the same way as a digital camera.
Kowa offers a complete assortment of digiscoping accessories designed to fit virtually any digital camera; Digital SLR cameras, video cameras and smart phones. Dedicated smartphone adapters are available for iPhone and Samsung smartphones. All Kowa Spotting Scopes are well suited for digiscoping.
The method of taking photographs through a digital camera that is attached to the eyepiece of a spotting scope is called the collimation method. Collimate means the aligning of the optical axis of the optical system. Usually, we look through a telescope/spotting scope through the eyepiece with our eye. When the human eye is replaced by a digital camera to look through the eyepiece to take a photograph, it is called the collimation method.
The darkening phenomenon that appears around an image is called vignetting. When digiscoping, it is important to choose the appropriate adapter and eyepiece to reduce vignetting as much as possible.
Vignetting occurs when the angle of view of the camera is larger than the apparent field of view of the eyepiece. A wide angle eyepiece is effective in reducing vignetting.
Vignetting can also occur when the eye relief of an eyepiece is not sufficient for the camera to capture the full image. A long eye relief eyepiece is effective in reducing vignetting.
Yes, attach a digital SLR to the spotting scope with a Photo Attachment and Camera Mount. Kowa offers a variety of camera mounts for various makes of cameras.
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