Bird enthusiasts armed with binoculars and spotting scopes wait patiently for that perfect moment: the lens zooms in on a bird. This is not some common, everyday feathered friend; oh no, this is a spectacular specimen of a belted kingfisher. It is an exciting experience that makes birdwatchers quickly forget about the sometimes long wait. In recent years, birdwatching has become a favorite pastime.
Some birders, as they are often called, can do more than simply observe these flying wonders — they can also take a photo. How, you may be asking yourself? With a digiscope. Nature lovers not only use their spotting scope for observation, they also use it to take pictures. A camera adapter reliably connects the telescope to the digital camera. However, this requires a bit of practice and the technology does not make it possible to quickly switch from observing to picture taking. The perfect moment is often gone before you can press the trigger.
Not any more: Carl Zeiss has developed an instrument that makes digiscoping very easy. The PhotoScope enables you to see razor sharp details and to very conveniently take a snapshot at the same time. A unique combination of a high-performance spotting scope and a digital camera in one waterproof unit makes this possible — with a focal length of 600-1800 millimeters. It works the same as standard digital cameras; a remote control ensures shake-free picture taking. Simultaneous observation and photography have become reality. Digiscoping enthusiasts are no longer faced with a tough decision. Are you interested in starting a new hobby?
January 27, 2009