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Focusing Instant Replay

Postby Sue Harvey on Wed Nov 24, 2004 3:44 pm

I have a pair of Bushnell Image View binoculars which I have enjoyed using, but I would now like something with better resolution to give better photos. I am considering the Bushnell Instant Replay binoculars and am impressed with what I have read. However I was surprised to find that unlike the "point and click" Image View, the instructions for the Bushnell Instant Replay say you need to use the LCD for focusing the camera. I wonder if this is strictly necessary (once you have set up the camera and eyepieces). My problems with this would be:-

1)the time involved could mean I could loose the subject when bird watching
2)LCD screens use up batteries really fast
3)I need to put my reading glasses on to see the LCD clearly

Can anyone offer any help before I spend my hard earned cash

Thanks Sue Harvey
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Postby opticsplanet.com on Wed Nov 24, 2004 7:37 pm

You will get your sharpest pictures by taking time to use the LCD for focusing, but I have talked to many customers who have used the binocular when in a hurry and they report they have taken acceptable photos.

If you really need more resolution for birding pics, I would recommend digiscoping with a good spotting scope. There is only so much performance you can squeeze out of a digital bino. A good spotting scope is easily upgraded by changing eyepieces and, of course, by changing cameras.
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