Available to buy from this website NOW!!
A revelation in Phonescoping....
The new Viking Optical Smartphone adapter..
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)
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 or micro 4/3rd's system...
...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 37 years old, live in Lowestoft, Suffolk and I have been digiscoping for the last 7 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.
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.
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!
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 is a wonderful hobby that with practice & patience can be so rewarding.
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!!
Nice Purple Sandpiper showing why they're called this! Good light reveals all!
I'm not sure if a subject has ever looked better in the light. I love this one!
Snow Buntings on Pakefield beach. Got to within around 20 feet of these ones!
This young "Pink Stink" was difficult against a bright midday sky. The light was too good!!
One of my favourite Gulls. Winter or summer plumage, it doesnt matter to me.
This "Merg" only showed for me in the rain! 1/160th sec on a moving subject. I was dead chuffed!
Couldn't believe how lucky I got with this one. Shorelark up close, affording 1/400th sec in dull light.
An elusive Water Rail showed so nicely. Taken with the Swarovski ATS 80HD set up.
A rare flight shot. Even I had to check I'd actually taken this!!!
Med Gull headshot. Compare them to the Black Headed Gulls lower down.
My best "Beardie" to date. I waited all day for this shot, but I'm quite pleased with it!
No Bewicks this time, but Welney WWT had plenty more to offer.
22 Common Eider head north against the wind on a rough day at sea.
Juvenile Glaucous Gull
Nov 13 - present
During November 2013 a Juv Glaucous Gull was found at Hamilton Dock, at the end of Hamilton Road, Lowestoft.
Known as one of the "White Winged" gulls because of its white primary feathers this bird has shown at some incredibly close ranges.
Present up to the 21st Nov at least. Lets hope it stays :)
Finally, it came in for a close up for me!
Sitting still really helped. Bobbing up & down on the sea makes focussing difficult (the bird, not me lol!)
Head on. Waited for the head to turn into the light for the eye glint.
My first decent portrait. Only took 1000 shots (not joking either!)
A bit of a silhouette, but this clearly shows the white primaries. So pure, its stunning!
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All these Tern pictures were taken at Lowestoft North Denes in August/Sept 2013
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.
Blue Tit on a murky demo at Minsmere RSPB
Black Headed Gulls. Simple, but so effective!
A 1st Winter Caspian Gull was a really nice find at Lowestoft North Denes.
Goldfinch feeding on Ash keys. I've never seen them work so hard for a meal before.
Rock Pipit @ Ness Point. I love the olive green tones on the flanks.
Everything perfect here. Pose, Light & Exposure. A digiscopers dream!
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!