Dannys Digiscoping is very proud to announce
The Swarovski Optik....
Digiscoper of the Year 2014!!
CLICK THE LINK TO REGISTER & ENTER!!
SWAROVSKI OPTIK Facebook page. The competition begins on June 2, 2014 and the closing date for entries is September 30, 2014.
Playing around with subjects that are up close and far away is what makes digiscoping appealing. The special equipment allows you to take sharp pictures of animals from a great distance.,without having to get too close to them. It enables you to produce razor-sharp, detailed pictures, and yet still keep the necessary distance that the animals are due. Remote details close-up – that’s what makes digiscoping fascinating.
Competition terms and
conditions with new possibilities
Under the terms of this competition, SWAROVSKI OPTIK understands digiscoping pictures and videos to mean digital pictures and videos featuring animals (birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, and amphibians) in their natural habitat, which have been produced using a digital camera or – for the first time this year – with a smartphone through the eyepiece of a spotting scope or binoculars. The pictures submitted must be allocated to one of the four categories: “Behaviour and action,” “Portrait,” “Mammals,” and “Videos.”
* iPhone is a trade mark of Apple Inc.
“Digiscoper of the Year” on Facebook
SWAROVSKI OPTIK will select 15 pictures from all the other photos submitted every month and publish them on facebook.com/swarovskioptik. All digiscoping fans are invited to choose each month the picture they like most in each of the three categories (based on the number of likes). The most popular video each month will also be chosen on Facebook. The three most popular pictures and the most popular video each month will win a SWAROVSKI OPTIK fleece jacket or a PA-i5 adapter for an iPhone 5/5s*.
A revelation in Phonescoping....
The new Viking Optical Smartphone digiscoping adapter....
The only smartphone adapter that will take any smartphone....
And customisable for many spotters...
Attachments available for the following spotters..
Viking ED Pro, Viking AW, RSPB HD 82, Swarovski ATX/STX, Swarovski ATS/STS (only with zoom eyepieces) Swarovski AT/ST scopes (with the newer zoom eyepieces only) & the RSPB AG
It is quite possible that the attachments will fit the Leica & Zeiss eyepieces to. Contact me for more details.
All this for a cracking £39.95 each
One attachment per adapter, please specify.
I will see your choice in the confirmation email
Comes in a box with a handy lanyard to hang the adapter & phone around your neck!
Above: The Viking Optical Smartphone adapter attached to the Viking ED Pro 80mm Scope
Below: Some sample images using this adapter
I am still very much a newbie to "Phonescoping" but this adapter really helps!
Taken with the Swarovski ATX attachment with the 95mm objective & an iPhone 4.
....is the art of mounting a digital compact, DSLR style camera, micro 4/3rd's or systems camera...
...to the eyepiece (or dedicated adapter) of a spotting scope...
...the result of which is a super telephoto style camera set up.
Whether you've found my site because you are wanting to try digiscoping for the first time, or own a business that may require expert demonstrations, you are most certainley in the right place for anything digiscoping!!
My name is Danny Porter, I am 38 years old, live in Lowestoft, Suffolk and I have been digiscoping for the last 8 years. In this time I have learned how to digiscope using all types of different scope and camera adaptations.
Then came this website, and as I progressed I have been relied upon to review equipment, provide advice and demonstrate some of the best digiscoping equipment for some of the best known optic brands.
Companies such as Swarovski Optik, Nikon U.K., Carl Zeiss, Viking Optical and Opticron have all loaned me equipment to test and review, giving you the best chance of finding out what you need to know about this new form of telephotography.
I consult with Swarovski Optik, and have been trained in the use of their equipment at their factory in Absam. I am also present at more and more optics shows across the U.K so that I can help you with your digiscoping dreams!
At the time of writing this, I am still the only digiscoper to offer beginner courses, with the very best equipment supplied to learn with.
I have spent a long time learning digiscoping so now I am in a position where I can help one and all, and provide a service to one and all that can be relied upon to be as accurate as possible, and above all else, honest.
You can contact me in many different ways...
Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow me on Twitter: @dannydigiscoper
Telephone enquiries please call: 07921 921103
I am also on Facebook:
Search for "Dannys Digiscoping" and then send me a friend request, or go to the Dannys Digiscoping page HERE and give me a like!
Anything can be arranged to suit you, be it a course or weekend demo, so please get in touch to arrange with me now! My rates are extremelly reasonable!
Digiscoping Lesson Booking Form
Please download & save, fill in and email back to me!
Download the booking form HERE
I aim to help as many as possible with digiscoping. I do this by trying to provide the most up to date website, info, reviews and advice as well as lessons in the field.
I can offer a practical, hands on approach which actually gets you, the consumer involved in trying digiscoping for the first time.
Don't think that any enquiry is too small, I'll help you with everything from tiny stepping rings to 95mm objective lenses!
Digiscoping has finally evolved. In the beginning the cameras and adapter available were not up to speed with the concept. However, now cameras are more advanced, adapters are more advanced and the whole "Heath Robinson" style approach to digiscoping has been left behind, making digiscoping easier and less frustrating!
I didn't learn overnight, and regardless of cost of equipment the best thing you can invest is time.
Hopefully this website and my lessons will aid you in achieving some incredible photographic results for yourself one day.
Please look around the site. I always try to keep advice and equipment information up to date and relevant to equipment available to buy.
I hope there is something for everyone!!
Kingfisher Oulton Broad. 1/13th sec shutter speed!
Video'scoped Bittern action from Bittern Hide May 14
I don't care what anyone says...Bitterns are cool!
Gannets at Bempton Cliffs RSPB
Cropped image of a the Minsmere Collared Pranticole
Female Red Backed Shrike @ Corton
Adult Rose Coloured Starling at Lowestoft
At last! A Little Owl portrait!!
Beautiful Puffins at Bempton Cliffs RSPB
Fabulous Black Kite at Wrentham. (Special thanks go to Jenny for her kindness)
The Swarovski Optik ATX/STX range are the perfect base for any type of digiscoping.
Whether you want to digiscope with a DSLR, Digital Compact, Compact Systems Camera or iPhone 5, Swarovski Optik have an adapter to suit most styles of photographic base.
They are the only scope you'll ever need for digiscoping!
Dannys Digiscoping Store!!
Click HERE to have a look at some of the various items that I have for sale. I can also source scopes & adapters so please get in touch and I'll try to find you a deal. I accept payments through Paypal, or via Bank Transfer or Cheque :)
I get many wannabee digiscopers asking about adapters for their scopes, and a lot of the time there isn't an easy answer.
Either the scope & eyepiece are very old so digiscoping adapters have never been made for them, or the adapters that have been made were either fiddly or now discontinued.
However, now there is an option for Canon & Nikon DSLRs and all smartphones....
This is the first adapter to be universally fitted to nearly all scope eyepieces and that can take most smartphones....
The Novagrade Universal Digiscoping Adapter Range
Mount your Canon/Nikon DSLR directly to any spotting-scope or binocular for perfect alignment. The anodized aluminum shell, clear protective glass filter, and Canon bayonet fittings mean the adapter fits and works just like a Canon lens.
The polymer compression rings ensure a perfectly centered image as well as a strong, mar-free connection to the spotting-scope or binoculars. A simple twist and it's locked on!
FITS ALL CANON EOS/NIKON DSLR CAMERAS
FITS ALL EYEPIECES 39 - 60.75MM
• 1 Canon Camera Adapter
• 4 Compression Rings
• 1 Instruction Sheet
• Works just like a lens on any Canon EOS/NIKON Camera
• Fits any eyepiece diameters from 39mm to 60.75mm (1.5in to 2.4in)
• Clear protective glass filter w/ double-sided anti-reflection coating
• Fits on any spotting-scope or binocular eyepiece
• Secure compression ring mounting system
• Anodized aluminum body
• Attach and detach with ease
The only compact digiscoping adapter on the market that can hold any phone on any eyepiece!
The polymer compression ring ensures a perfectly centred image as well as a strong connection to the spotting-scope or binoculars. A simple twist and it's locked on!
FITS ANY SMARTPHONE
FITS ALL EYEPIECES 39 - 60.75MM
Book a Digiscoping Lesson
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This could be YOU!!
This website has been founded with the sole purpose of trying to bring together as many digiscopers as possible.
I really love digiscoping, and am sure that there are others that feel the same way as I do.
Please feel free to contact me directly, or contribute to the forum.
Send in your pictures to be included in the members gallery.
This is an opportunity for us all to work together to make the ultimate online digiscoping database!!
Thanks for sharing with me.
Chiffchaff at Corton
Grey Heron eating a Tench!!!
Kestrel down the scope!
Turnstone lapping up some rays!
This website is all about digiscoping & digiscopers!
Use the Forum to discuss problems or to give advice.
Use the links page to find equipment, or to find other birding resources across the web.
Share your pictures for the gallery, blog about your experiences.
The more we all share, the more we can all learn, and in turn the better we all get at digiscoping and more!!
If there is anything I could add, or something that you would like to see included on this site then please contact me and I'll try to accomodate your requests!
Email me: email@example.com
Good Digiscoping to all, and thanks!
Barry uses a Nikon D3200 DSLR attached via the eyepiece thread to a Celestron Ultima 100 ED
White Billed Diver & Great Northern Diver taken by © John Wills
Taken using a Nikon ED 82 Fieldscope, Nikon D50 DSLR & Nikon FSA-L1 adapter.
Top quality digiscoping!!