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Average Ratings
Overall rating
4.0 / 5
Easy To Set Up 3.9 / 5
Usability 3.4 / 5
Features 4.0 / 5
Value for your money 4.1 / 5
Meets expectations 3.7 / 5

Alpen Spotting Scope Digital Camera Adapter 706 Reviews - Reviews from 1 to 7 out of 7

Alpen spotting scope digital camera adapter

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
3 / 5
Easy To Set Up:2 / 5
Features:2 / 5
Meets expectations:1 / 5
Usability:2 / 5
Value for your money:2 / 5

Author: ekelly from Brooksville, Florida on May 2, 2011
Cons:  The set up is quite unstable, and makes it difficult to take photographs without vibration or movement
Would recommend:  no

ekelly wrote:

This would be a good product for the price if it worked, and with practice I'll get better; but it's very difficult to set up and even with a cable release I'm not sure it will ever really work as I'd like.

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Alpen Spotting Scope Digital Camera Adapter

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
4 / 5
Easy To Set Up:5 / 5
Features:5 / 5
Meets expectations:5 / 5
Usability:4 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: Tim from Fruita, Colorado on Apr 2, 2010
Pros:  Works with digital and video camera
Would recommend:  yes

Tim wrote:

Adapts well to both my canon power shots and canon ZR800 video camera. Very pleased with the product.

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Very useful product -- I have some great footage from it.

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
4 / 5
Easy To Set Up:3 / 5
Features:4 / 5
Meets expectations:4 / 5
Usability:4 / 5
Value for your money:4 / 5

Author: Willy (verified customer) from Battle Ground, WA on Aug 25, 2009
Pros:  Easy to switch between viewing and filming.
Cons:  Requires some patience and practice to use well.
Would recommend:  yes

Willy wrote:

I use it to mate a konus-100 to an hp r837 camera. We mainly do wildlife watching. It has been really fun to bring back stills and videos without spending much extra money. Now that I have the hang of it I probably spend as much time filming as just viewing.

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nice digiscoping tool

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
4 / 5
Easy To Set Up:4 / 5
Features:4 / 5
Meets expectations:4 / 5
Usability:4 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: nsteika (verified customer) from blacksburg, VA on Aug 10, 2009
Pros:  cost, ease of function
Cons:  a bit of play
Would recommend:  yes

nsteika wrote:

I'm using this adapter with a brunton eterna scope, and an Olympus stylus camera. I'm pleased with the setup. Its easy enough to get everything aligned and start snapping pictures. I haven't needed a remote or anything. If I set the camera to a fast ISO, shaking is not an issue. Don't get the best pictures that way, but I'm often just trying to get a picture of a far away bird for identification purposes. This adapter does the job well. The only con: the adapter mounts sturdy to the scope and tripod, but the connection from the scope mount to the balance rail has some play in it. Not a big deal, but a little problem.

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can't use the camera quick-screw with lower eyepieces

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
5 / 5
Easy To Set Up:5 / 5
Features:5 / 5
Meets expectations:5 / 5
Usability:4 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: carteriii (verified customer) from Downers Grove, IL on May 8, 2008
Pros:  quickly swinging the camera out of the way
Cons:  quick-screw adapter for camera is tall
Would recommend:  yes

carteriii wrote:

I'm 99% happy with this adapter, and would be 100% happy if I had an angled eyepiece. Mine is straight (PF-65ED II) so the eyepiece is lower, and I can't use the quick-screw adapter for my camera. Instead I just use the flat plate, which just means I need a coin to screw or unscrew it from the camera.

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Alpen spotting scope digital camera adapter

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
3 / 5
Easy To Set Up:4 / 5
Features:3 / 5
Meets expectations:2 / 5
Usability:2 / 5
Value for your money:3 / 5

Author: MKB from Columbus, MS on Apr 6, 2008
Pros:  very versatile allowing almost any camera to be attached
Cons:  very shaky, will not replace a high quality camera lens
Would recommend:  no

MKB wrote:

While it is an inexpensive way of trying to get the average person into high power telephotography, this provides a very shaky picture. Just touching it to take the picture causes a great deal of blur even at the lowest scope magnification. If you can find one, a digital camera with a remote or cable shutter adapter would be a benefit. I have so far not taken a satisfactory picture with it. I will try a little longer. Maybe practice will help.

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Customers that found this review helpful: 5   not helpful: 2

Perfect for digiscoping with large digital cameras!

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
5 / 5
Easy To Set Up:4 / 5
Features:5 / 5
Meets expectations:5 / 5
Usability:4 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: robberfly12 (verified customer) , Long time photographer, beginner Birding enthusiast, from State College, PA on Sep 6, 2007
Pros:  Sturdy, versatile, good for larger digital cameras, much cheaper than dedicated adapters
Cons:  Somewhat less portable than clamp-on adapters
Would recommend:  yes

robberfly12 wrote:

As a new digiscoper, I was looking for digital camera adapter to handle a somewhat large Minolta ZX camera with a Kowa 601 spotting scope. The Alpen 706 adapter turned out to be perfect for this. Instead of clamping onto the scope's eyepiece, like most of the (too-)small adapters, it screws into the mounting plate of your tripod, and the spotting scope and camera are mounted on the adapter. Stability and balance are thus very good, and Alpen includes the convenient ability to swing the camera out of the way to use the scope for straight viewing. Once adjusted to the camera, it was quick and easy to set up. I successfully produced digiscoped photos within about an hour. Being somewhat large, it is a little less portable than the clamp-on adapters, which may slightly limit its use in the field. The manual was well-written and even included photographic advice on digiscoping. Much cheaper than dedicated spotting scope adapters, it should even work with most digital SLRs. A real winner!

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