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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:06 pm 
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Seriously thinking about getting this (used on CL): http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vor ... ting-scope

This gives me up to ~3000mm reach (in traditional 35mm camera terms).

Just wondering if anyone has experience with using their smartphone or other camera through one and whether I could do better than the following combo for the same money:

1) above scope
2) iPhone 7 Plus camera (already have)
3) PhoneSkope adapter (~$100)

Or would it be a better idea to get a decent Point & Shoot camera and an adapter for that instead? Or my DSLR w/ 50mm lens?

Also, fuck off if you have no idea what I'm talking about. O{DC}O


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Personally I wouldn't go for any scope unless it was a tactical scope.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:32 pm 
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Personally I wouldn't go for any scope unless it was a tactical scope.


I could paint a red dot in the middle myself and probably save like $500.


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PBFMullethunter wrote:
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Personally I wouldn't go for any scope unless it was a tactical scope.


I could paint a red dot in the middle myself and probably save like $500.



I have a red dot scope.. Also it's a green dot..

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barcelona wrote:
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Personally I wouldn't go for any scope unless it was a tactical scope.


I could paint a red dot in the middle myself and probably save like $500.


I have a red dot scope.. Also it's a green dot..


Do you have a scope to check out an area in case there are any British spiders? :D

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:59 am 
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You Have 2 grand to spend on a spotting scope?
Just get a Leupold for around 400 bucks

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You Have 2 grand to spend on a spotting scope?
Just get a Leupold for around 400 bucks


Yes

No - cheap ones are shit


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Just saw a commercial on TV for a tactical visor you can order and put it in your car and have tactical vision whenever you’re driving.


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PBFMullethunter wrote:
Just saw a commercial on TV for a tactical visor you can order and put it in your car and have tactical vision whenever you’re driving.



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PBFMullethunter wrote:
Seriously thinking about getting this (used on CL): http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vor ... ting-scope

This gives me up to ~3000mm reach (in traditional 35mm camera terms).

Just wondering if anyone has experience with using their smartphone or other camera through one and whether I could do better than the following combo for the same money:

1) above scope
2) iPhone 7 Plus camera (already have)
3) PhoneSkope adapter (~$100)

Or would it be a better idea to get a decent Point & Shoot camera and an adapter for that instead? Or my DSLR w/ 50mm lens?

Also, fuck off if you have no idea what I'm talking about. O{DC}O


That's a beauty of a spotting scope. We've used novagrade adapters in the past with great results to a dslr and cellphones. Mounts can be a bit pricey if I recall but worth it.

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PBFMullethunter wrote:
Seriously thinking about getting this (used on CL): http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vor ... ting-scope

This gives me up to ~3000mm reach (in traditional 35mm camera terms).

Just wondering if anyone has experience with using their smartphone or other camera through one and whether I could do better than the following combo for the same money:

1) above scope
2) iPhone 7 Plus camera (already have)
3) PhoneSkope adapter (~$100)

Or would it be a better idea to get a decent Point & Shoot camera and an adapter for that instead? Or my DSLR w/ 50mm lens?

Also, fuck off if you have no idea what I'm talking about. O{DC}O


That's a beauty of a spotting scope. We've used novagrade adapters in the past with great results to a dslr and cellphones. Mounts can be a bit pricey if I recall but worth it.


Thank I’ll check out Novagrade - just not sure yet if the DSLR idea is the best way to go but it would be fun to play around with and just see what kind of voyeu - uh, wildlife captures I can make.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:14 pm 
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I ordered the PhoneSkope adapter since that seems to be the most popular ATM. It's not here yet, but I did some quick preliminary tests today just holding the phone up to the scope.

I'm quite pleased so far considering my shaky hands - even though the iPhone images have those trademark disgusting cell phone colours, you can see it's definitely pulling in quite a bit more detail than my Nikon is able to do. Tree is about 100 feet away.

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The scope goes up to 60x but the camera setup really only works to about 50x and there is a noticeable drop in photo quality... having the proper mount should help a bit with that.

I'll do some more tests once I have all the shit... this scope is fantastic to look into for real.

And to answer France-wah's question, the purpose of this setup is mostly to observe, but I want the ability to take a photo as well from time to time without having to haul around the big camera. This looks promising for semi-decent photos.

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Still waiting on the PhoneSkope, but I've already managed to do amazing things just holding the phone in place.

Like this distant photo of a Willet - do you know how rare Willets are in the Pacific Northwest? Really fucking rare, like this is probably the only one.

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I would never have even known it was there as it was about 500m out on the mudflats.

Do you guys care?


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PBFMullethunter wrote:
Still waiting on the PhoneSkope, but I've already managed to do amazing things just holding the phone in place.

Like this distant photo of a Willet - do you know how rare Willets are on the west coast? Really fucking rare, like this is probably the only one.

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I would never have even known it was there as it was about 500m out on the mudflats.

Do you guys care?



I care muthafuncker.

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I care muthafuncker.



Shorebirds are fun as you never know what might turn up. I imagine Cornwall is good for that shit too.


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Shorebirds are fun as you never know what might turn up. I imagine Cornwall is good for that shit too.

I imagine so.. Unfortunately I live inland so only get to see inland birds which isn't a bad thing as I've seen some beautiful birds just on my local woods and canal including herons and kingfishers and a few types of raptors including owls, buzzards, kestrels, sparrow hawks ....

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barcelona wrote:
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Shorebirds are fun as you never know what might turn up. I imagine Cornwall is good for that shit too.

I imagine so.. Unfortunately I live inland so only get to see inland birds which isn't a bad thing as I've seen some beautiful birds just on my local woods and canal including herons and kingfishers and a few types of raptors including owls, buzzards, kestrels, sparrow hawks ....


It’s a beautiful thing. You must get Osprey there too where there are lakes.


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PBFMullethunter wrote:
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Shorebirds are fun as you never know what might turn up. I imagine Cornwall is good for that shit too.

I imagine so.. Unfortunately I live inland so only get to see inland birds which isn't a bad thing as I've seen some beautiful birds just on my local woods and canal including herons and kingfishers and a few types of raptors including owls, buzzards, kestrels, sparrow hawks ....


It’s a beautiful thing. You must get Osprey there too where there are lakes.



My favourite raptors right there.. Love them but I think they only habitats in Scotland but I may be wrong..

They're basically fish eating Eagles.


Edit.. Just remembered my first ever air rifle when I was about 8 was a Webley Osprey........

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I imagine so.. Unfortunately I live inland so only get to see inland birds which isn't a bad thing as I've seen some beautiful birds just on my local woods and canal including herons and kingfishers and a few types of raptors including owls, buzzards, kestrels, sparrow hawks ....


It’s a beautiful thing. You must get Osprey there too where there are lakes.



My favourite raptors right there.. Love them but I think they only habitats in Scotland but I may be wrong..

They're basically fish eating Eagles.


Yeah and they don’t fuck around, they always get their fish.

Bald Eagles also eat fish but they’re not quite as good at catching them.


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PBFMullethunter wrote:
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It’s a beautiful thing. You must get Osprey there too where there are lakes.



My favourite raptors right there.. Love them but I think they only habitats in Scotland but I may be wrong..

They're basically fish eating Eagles.


Yeah and they don’t fuck around, they always get their fish.

Bald Eagles also eat fish but they’re not quite as good at catching them.



They are beautiful things.

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And they’ve been doing their thing for more than 10 million years... then here we come along and wreck everything and think we’re shit hot... we can’t even not shit in our own bed and we’ll be extinct within a thousand years.

We’re shit.


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And they’ve been doing their thing for more than 10 million years... then here we come along and wreck everything and think we’re shit hot... we can’t even not shit in our own bed and we’ll be extinct within a thousand years.

We’re shit.



Animals and plants can live perfectly fine without humans... But we can't live without them.

It's a strange existence but is it destiny that we should kill,the very thing that gives us life?

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This is why it’s time for Pestilence.


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This is why it’s time for Pestilence.




First we must address the Murricun problem.

I think the planet would be better off without.

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