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Swift Spotting Scope -Digital Camera

Postby Phil on Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:03 pm

Total Novice here!

I am considering a Swift 700T or perhaps 836 spotting scope. Is there any way for my simple little Cannon 2200 digital camera to be used with these scopes?

Are there any scopes that do handle digital cameras, perhaps via memory card (or a cable) as opposed to being attached to the scope? Sorry for the list of questions, I am totally new to this.

Thank for your time


Postby on Thu Nov 18, 2004 2:20 pm

Hi Phil

What you describe is called digiscoping and it is fast becoming the most popular way to take long distance pics with a digital camera. You can take pictures with your inexpensive digital camera by simply holding the camera over the eyepiece, although best results are with an adapter designed specifically for your spotting scope/camera combination.

At this time Swift does not list a digital camera adapter for their spotting scopes, but you may be able to use a universal adapter such as those sold by Lensplus, or Scopetronix,

Bushnell is beginning to market spotting scopes that have a feed into a camcorder or TV, such as the Bushnell Spacemaster Digital, as well as a spotting scope such as the Bushnell Spacemaster Imageview, ... scope.html which actually takes digital photos.
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