Monday, June 30, 2008

Digiscoping Setup

Digiscoping Setup, originally uploaded by -SPK.

Digiscoping Setup

This is my new digiscoping setup, it's a Canon Powershot connected to a Kowa TSN-1 Scope. This was/is a really cool project and I'm really excited about the possibilities...

The biggest challenge was getting the camera lens to be the *perfect* distance away from the scope lens, the next was to have it be mounted so I didn't have to hold the camera all the time.

The solution? I used a soap bubble plastic tube that I stole from the girls, cut a slit all the way up the side and fitted it over the scope eye and taped it so it was snug. The top (where the lid screwed on) is luckily exactly the same size as the lens of the Canon, so when I insert it into the top it's held perfectly tight. In addition, the black duct tape blocks the ambient light to help avid aberrations in the pictures.

The results? I'll let you decide.

P.S. When the Canon is inserted into the bubble tube, I need to zoom it 3.8x before it will block out enough of the tube to just see the light at the end.