The following is a comparison of five variations of bird photography: Digiscoping with a point-and-shoot [Nikon Coolpix 5100] Digiscoping with a digital SLR camera [Canon EOS Rebel XTi] Telephoto with Swarovski TLS800 adapter and digital SLR [Canon EOS Rebel XTi] Telephoto with 100-400mm lens [Canon] Telephoto with 100-400mm lens and 2x extender [Canon] The subject
Side-by-side comparison of an American Goldfinch (left) and Pine Siskin who were hanging out on our thistle feeder. This was digiscoped with the Birdfreak Swarovski Digiscoping Setup through a window. Camera was our Nikon Coolpix 5100 (point-and-shoot). Video clip also through the scope and Nikon camera. View all our videos which include not only birds
Everyone have a grand weekend!! We have a lot of projects in the works plus a NCIOS field trip so this looks to be a busy weekend. Eastern Bluebird – digiscoped Our Skywatch Friday submission is a morning scene in northern Illinois (in HDR)
Digital SLR (single lens reflex) cameras have many advantages over traditional point-and-shoot digital cameras, many of which carry over into the realm of digiscoping. The biggest advantage is the SLR’s ability to shoot numerous shots in succession with nearly no lag time. Not only that, but you have virtually complete control over every aspect of
As the saying goes, “your spotting scope is only as good as your tripod” or something to that effect. This statement holds a lot of truth but finding the “perfect” tripod is a lot more difficult than finding the perfect scope. Swarovski Carbon Fiber Tripod CT-101 There are an unbelievable amount of tripods on the
While gulls are not our strong suit (although we’ve added to our arsenal to improve this handicap), who doesn’t love the antics of gulls? This Ring-billed Gull was digiscoped with our Swarovski 80 HD spotting scope along the master of all rivers, the Mississippi.
Swarovski Optik is well-known for high quality birding optics and their High Definition (HD) spotting scopes are at the top of the list for most birders. Our scope of choice is the STS 80 HD version with the Swarovski 20-60x zoom eyepiece.
Cedar Waxwing – digiscoped with Swarovski 80 HD Spotting Scope