Showing posts with label Digiscoping. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Digiscoping. Show all posts

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sony a6000 Digiscoping Samples by 5Bellies Digiscoping

Marsh Harrier 14 by 5bellies Digiscoping


Here are some great digiscoping shots by 5bellies Digiscoping. He uses a Sony a6000 with a Swarovski scope which consists the STX-85 modular objective lens, the STX Eyepiece Module with a 25-60x magnification, and the TLS APO adapter.

There are a few samples below and a quick tutorial by Swarovski.

The Rig, Sony a6000 with a Swarovski STX-85 Digiscope


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sony NEX-5 Digiscoping with Kowa TSN-884

sony nex-5 digiscoping kowa spotting scope
sony nex-5 digiscoping kowa spotting scope


Here are images from Torimian who uses the NEX-5 and the 18-55mm OSS lens with a custom bracket for digiscoping. The scope of choice is the Kowa TSN-884 Prominar PFC 3 88mm with the Kowa TSN-VA3 Camera Adapter with Integrated Eyepiece. So what is the effective focal length of this combination? Crop Factor * Eyepiece Magnification * Focal Length = 1.5*14*(35mm to 55mm) = 735mm to 1155mm zoom lens.

Several features of the NEX makes it a great digiscoping camera:
  • The NEX's 7 frames per second burst shooting allows you capture multiple images at a time so that you don't miss a shot and even catch birds in flight.
  • The tilting LCD lets you position your scope at various angles.
  • The weight of the NEX makes it easy to attach to various eyepieces.
  • The E-mount can accept most lenses via adapters.

sony nex-5 digiscoping kowa spotting scope

Effective focal length of 735mm to 1155mm zoom lens



The custom machined aluminum allow bracket shown below allows the Sony E-mount 18-55mm OSS lens to be mounted on the Kowa TSN-VA3 Adapter / Eyepiece. It is available through Yahoo Japan Auctions.

sony nex-5 digiscoping kowa spotting scope
sony nex-5 digiscoping kowa spotting scope
sony nex-5 digiscoping kowa spotting scope
sony nex-5 digiscoping kowa spotting scope
sony nex-5 digiscoping kowa spotting scope
sony nex-5 digiscoping kowa spotting scope
sony nex-5 digiscoping kowa spotting scope


Thanks Torimian!