spotting scopes with camera adapter
There are two ways to attach your Pentax to a spotting scope.
When attaching the body of your Pentax to a spotting scope and using the spotting scope as a camera lens, the focal length of the spotting scope determines the magnification, not the zoom range of the eyepiece.
When attaching a camera to a spotting scope to take a picture through the eyepiece, then, yes, the eyepiece determines magnification. However, a 20-60 zoom eyepiece does not produce a focal length of 200-600mm. In photography, 1x is roughly equivalent to 50-55mm of focal length in a 35mm camera. This puts you at more like 1000mm to 3000mm.
Digital camera scopes are nowhere near as good as a spotting scope with a decent digital point and shoot camera attached. If you want to go digital, this is a much better option from the point of view of pic quality and versatility.
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