Any good camera binoculars?
Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:52 AM
Talking about cheap:
For my 8th grade science project in 1963, I took a photo of the north star thru military 7X50 binoculars with a Brownie box camera taped to one eyepiece.
I put this on a small tripod and braced it so it would not move. I put a piece of cardboard over the camera side of the binoculars. The Brownie shutter stayed open as long as the control was pressed, so I tapped that down also.
I started the exposure by removing the cardboard. Before sunrise I replaced the cardboard and released the shutter. I got a 12 hour exposure.
I remember it was 620 film (12 exposures). I took it to the drug store and told the guy to develop them no matter how bad they looked.
The photo were amazingly good. There was a half circle of stars around the north star and the north star itself was making a tiny half circle. There were several meteor trails visible.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:00 AM
I don't know if a "quality" camera/bino is out there somewhere; I doubt it as they are low-end gimmicks as far as I can tell.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:49 PM
"13. WE LOVE OUR GADGETS
Many of us tend to believe the more stuff one can have crammed into a single instrument the more attractive it should be. Sadly, nothing is farther from the truth. Although, if things continue to progress as they are now, in a few years binoculars will feature cappuccino machines and home entertainment centers.
The current craze is to have a binocular with a built-in camera. But, should these really be desirable? Not unless you consider the instrument disposable, an investment for, perhaps, one vacation. Please note that many of these little jewels cost less than an inexpensive binocular and an inexpensive digital camera purchased separately! What should that tell you? Many are out of alignment right from the factory and are almost NEVER worth the cost of a meaningful repair by a qualified tech . . . even if you could find one. That, of course, takes us to . . ."
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:02 PM
The 5th.dimension is smell.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:14 PM
In any case(even the soft plastic variety)I'm waiting for a model that,for example,if viewing a pile of horse manure from 600 yards distance,automatically transfers the aroma of the pile through the eyepieces as it photographs it.