RE: Photography and Spotting Scopes

To: "'Birding-aus'" <>
Subject: RE: Photography and Spotting Scopes
From: "Osborn, Paul PR" <>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 1998 14:36:41 +1000
I recall having read an FAQ file on the US based newsgroup rec.birds
which dealt with binoculars, scopes etc. Their reccommendation was that
spotting scopes were pretty well useless for photography and that you
were better off with standard long focal length camera lenses. Haven't
tried it myself so can't advise you firsthand.

Paul Osborn

> ----------
> From:         COOK David[SMTP:
> Sent:         Wednesday, 12 August 1998 12:06
> To:   
> Subject:      Photography and Spotting Scopes
> Can anyone relate their experiences in the use of spotting scopes to
> take
> bird (and other wildlife) photos? I'm particularly interested in the
> use of
> the Kowa TSN-8 series together with the Kowa Photo attachment
> (TSN-PA2C). I
> have a Minolta 600si SLR.
> Any thoughts on straight versus angled spotting scope for photography,
> or
> Fluorite (TSN-823/TSN-824) versus normal multi-coated objective lenses
> (TSN-821/TSN-822)?
> Thanks.
> David Cook
> (02) 6289 3439.

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