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RobertMcC
03-21-2016, 01:11 PM
Well I got a Bushnell 20-60x65mm the eye relief isn't the best. I tried to take video with my phone but the digital zoom was just blurry. My phone films in HD, so was sad..So I thought it would be cool to mix a phone camera with the optical zoom of the spotting scope. I ended up finding this adapter for 20$ something on amazon that you can clamp onto any scope..

This is 32ft, 20x with 4x digital zoom on a old samsung Ace 2 the lightest phone I had.

http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z456/OkayShooter/CGN/20160321_152910_HDR_zps7rxpx6yw.jpg

This is 32 ft no digital zoom.

http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z456/OkayShooter/CGN/20160321_152739_HDR_zpstcgd4tzd.jpg

Just clamps to your eye piece. I had to tape the focus knob because it kept on turning.

http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z456/OkayShooter/CGN/20160321_152557_HDR_zpsbzbysy0k.jpg


Its soo much nicer just to quickly look over. Also I can take pictures, video and review.
It could probably fit on a rifle scope but I think it might fall off. But maybe 22LR. Its easy to fall off, I tried it on my Mauser but as soon as cycled the action it came off.

RobertMcC
03-21-2016, 01:25 PM
Here is photo from the camera used. I'm going to need a heavier tripod.

20X no digital zoom.

http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z456/OkayShooter/Mobile%20Uploads/20160321_182724_zpseb0yudjm.jpg

Doug_M
03-21-2016, 01:33 PM
Can you post a link to the item on Amazon please?


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RobertMcC
03-21-2016, 01:47 PM
https://www.amazon.ca/Generic-Cellphone-Telescope-Spotting-Microscope/dp/B016MA4XN6/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1458589350&sr=8-9&keywords=phone+camera+adapter

$22.64 with free shipping and came in within 2 weeks.

You might want to tape it up the focus ring because on my spotting scope it was moving around alot. I'll be trying different phones on it. I got a S4, a LG G3, Iphone4.

*tested* S4, LG will work if you take off your cases. I also expected the arms to be longer to grab the phone.

Pizzed
03-21-2016, 05:00 PM
Hmmmmmm, that is kinda neat. The eyepiece on my spotter is about 1.375, which looks much smaller than the product you linked to. I wonder if I could make something like that up to fit my S3 using a cheap plastic case and a Butler scope cover?

Mark-II
03-21-2016, 05:56 PM
Cool

Finally a use for my old phone!

RobertMcC
03-21-2016, 07:42 PM
Hmmmmmm, that is kinda neat. The eyepiece on my spotter is about 1.375, which looks much smaller than the product you linked to. I wonder if I could make something like that up to fit my S3 using a cheap plastic case and a Butler scope cover?

Says it opens up to 46mm or 1.8" down to 26.4mm so 1.03". Now I wouldnt mount it on anything I would be moving around. It does have a weakness. It does pop off easy.

Pizzed
03-21-2016, 07:52 PM
^OK. I didn't see that it was adjustable.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61U0dxPqpQL._SL1000_.jpg

Fusilier
03-22-2016, 05:35 AM
Neat. I'll have to pick one up for a try.

Doug_M
03-22-2016, 05:46 AM
I just noticed the package of Cepacol in the background. If that doesn't scream military I don't know what does! :)

RobertMcC
03-22-2016, 05:49 AM
I'm going to try and remove the rubber eye piece and use some 2 way tape to see if it secures better. I'm sure the lip of the eye piece is pushing it off a bit.

Anyone got a recommendation for a decent solid bench tripod?

ESnel
03-22-2016, 08:44 AM
Robert,
I have the same spotting scope,I just went to London Drugs camera section.The one I use isn't in the catalog.The scope uses the same standard found on cameras for mounting to tripod,I paid around $30 on sale.

RobertMcC
03-27-2016, 06:09 PM
So I went to moms, which allows me to really use this.

So this is 5x on a set of binos.

https://scontent.fyhz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-0/p370x247/12799235_10154063407096241_4341402497201499598_n.j pg?oh=cc737df92cbc7f86dc5dea9355e87ec1&oe=57770247

Than on 20X on my spotting scope.

https://scontent.fyhz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/12049360_10154063407196241_3728053005104373148_n.j pg?oh=ef4843968434cddba1c4800b185a14f8&oe=577FBEF6

60X

https://scontent.fyhz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/12928194_10154063407256241_3955232391297061172_n.j pg?oh=d7e943b3fc0ca0655e446f85e0c944e9&oe=5797F4CA

60X with 4x digital zoom.

https://scontent.fyhz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12294696_10154063407361241_2218800884903369954_n.j pg?oh=d5e542eba6d56bd25003a9c59028e055&oe=57845DDC

Heres a video 30M at 20x


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9jusfvrX0g&feature=youtu.be