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Reply Dannys Digiscoping
2:08 PM on May 13, 2012 
Hi Mal,
Thanks for joining my site.
Glad to see that you have got yourself up and running. Well done for practising in your garden. Understanding your equipment is vital, and knowing how it works before you get in the field will only aid you. As you progress you will be able to use more zoom, as you will understand more about aperture and how zoom cuts down on light, and how to get exposure at high zooms.
I'm not sure about a shutter release for your camera, but there are universal ones that kinda strap around the camera, but I've not used one personally.
Keep in touch and when you've got some pics then send them in for me to look at!
Reply Outerfocus
1:36 PM on May 13, 2012 
Greetings from North Wales.
Been taking photographs for a few years now, mostly birds and landscapes. Normally use a Canon 40d but my longest lens at 300mm doesnt quite get there. I bought a cheap Practica 20-80 scope a while ago which Ive been using for spotting. Never considered using this set up for d/scoping (too heavy I think). However just got promoted in work and my colleagues had collection so I bought a Canon IXUS 117 HS and an adapter.
Been practising in the garden. One great tip Ive picked up from this website is keeping at 20/25 were I was at 80. I dont live far Conwy RSPB so its down there next weekend.
Does any one use this Canon 117 Ixus and is there a a shutter release available, Im using 2 second timer at the moment.
Im sure I'll be asking more questions before Im done.