I'm trying to get pictures of some nesting birds but even with my 100-400mm lens they are still too far away for any detail.
I'm using a Canon EOS 7D and had thought about using a 1.4 extender - my other option is to try and connect the camera to my Opticron ES80 GA ED field scope (currently with Opticron's HDF zoom 20-60 eyepiece).
Anyone had any experience with connecting a DSLR to an Opticron fieldscope?
Any tips for the right adaptors?
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Hi folks, thanks for all the replies!
I now have a bunch of different options for trying to get pictures of the peregrines - I forgot to take the simple smartphone one with me today so will try that out another time.
I've got my EOS 7D (mark1) with a 1.4x to get this shot - there's obviously a dirt issue on one of the lenses (probably the extender) as there's some fuzzing in the image.
This shot is with my other EOS7D (M1), with a photoadapter and connected to my Opticron ES80 field scope.
I was having trouble seating the push fit adapter on the eyepiece of the field scope, hence the weird image!
This next one is with the eyepiece zoomed in, and a better seat on the adapter..
These are just early test shots and hopefully with more practice I'll get better at this!
Any tips and tricks welcomed!
Hi Pippa good to see you are making progress, I think one thing you are going to have to contend with in a quarry is atmospherics/heat haze at a distance you would have to be not to disturb them.
I took these a few days ago of one in a quarry near me, these were taken at probably 100 metres away.
the original of the first one just resized for upload
taken with a 7D mk2 and 100-400mm MK2
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