Re: birding-aus RFI - kowa scope conveter

Subject: Re: birding-aus RFI - kowa scope conveter
From: "Frank O'Connor" <>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 17:30:01 +0800
At 21:39 10/08/99 +1000, Ken Cross wrote:
>I have recently made a down payment on a Kowa
>scope -  TSN something or other..............
>I am toying with the idea of buying a Kowa
>photographic converter. I am not the backend
>of a wildlife photographer nor have I ever
>tried to take any wildlife shots however i am
>optimistic that perhaps with this new flash
>setup i may be able to have a go....I recognise
>that there are limitations with this but I
>would like these limitations spealt out.
>Finally my question; Have any Birding ausers
>had any experience with taking photos using the
>above set-up? If so is it a reasonable
>proposition? Any feedback, admissions
>of pros or cons would be very welcome.


I bought a converter for my Kowa TSN4 scope.  My auto focus Canon EOS camera
however did not like it too much, in a similar manner to another reply.
Sometimes it took the photo.  Most times it refused, even on manual
settings.  The light was generally OK.  The weight of the camera was a
problem.  You need a good tripod, or possibly even a support for the camera,
as the camera weight tends to pull the scope up.

I am not a good photographer.  Just point and shoot, so this can probably be
greatly improved on what I achieved.

Perhaps see if you can try it in the shop, or maybe they will let you loan
it for a weekend?

Good luck
Frank O'Connor
8C Hardy Road
Nedlands  WA  6009
Phone : +61 8 9386 5694
ICQ : 14655047
Email : 
Birding WA

To unsubscribe from this list, please send a message to

Include ONLY "unsubscribe birding-aus" in the message body (without the

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU