- Q. What is needed to attach a digital camera to a spotting scope?
- Accessories may vary depending on the model spotting scope. Please download our Spotting Scopes Catalog for digiscoping charts on pages 22-23. To view all of our digiscoping accessories, please click here.
- Q. Is it possible to attach a video camera to a spotting scope?
- Yes, it is possible to attach a video camera to a spotting scope in the same way as a digital camera.
- Q. Can I connect my phone to my spotting scope or binoculars?
- Yes, Kowa manufactures phone adapters compatible with specific Apple and Samsung smart phones.
- Q. Which spotting scopes can be used for digiscoping?
- The spotting scopes listed below can be used for digiscoping.
* Note: Other manufacturers spotting scopes can not be used.
・TSN-880 (φ88mm) Series
・TSN-770 (φ77mm) Series
・TSN-820M/TSN-820 (φ82mm) Series
・TSN-1,2,3,4 (φ77mm) Series
- Q. What is the focal length of the digiscoping system?
- The focal length of a digiscoping system can be found using the following equation:
Focal Length = Focal Length of the Digital Camera x Magnification of the Eyepiece
- Q. What is the collimation method?
- The method of taking photographs through a digital camera that is attached to the eyepiece of a spotting scope is called the collimation menthod. Collimate means the aligning of the optical axis of the optical system.
Usually, we look through a telescope/spotting scope through the eyepiece with our eye. When the human eye is replaced by a digital camera to look through the eyepiece to take a photograph, it is called the collimation method.
- Q. Which camera brands can I use with my Kowa spotting scope?
- Kowa manufactures T-rings/camera mounts with the following brands: Canon, Micro Four Thirds mounts, Nikon, Pentax K, Sony "A".