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#1 rg55

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 08:05 PM

Hi folks,

I presently have a Canon XSi but am also looking to pick up a point and shoot that I could use with the C80ED. Does anyone have any suggestions? The C80ED works great with my Canon within certain parameters, but I need some extenders and in-focus capability that I don't presently have.

Thanks for any suggestions, advice, references, examples, etc.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:07 PM

First experiments in backyard. These are not thumbnails of the full frames but are cropped considerably. I will be trying to increase magnification next. Will have to adjust exposure settings accordingly.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:50 PM

Hi Richard, Your shot of the Flicker looks better than mine. The sun was on the other side and this was one of the first shots with my C80ED.
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Posted 13 June 2013 - 04:15 PM

I really enjoyed my brief stint as an(extremely)amateur digiscoping participant.

It was seeing all "Sparrow's" photos on this forum that persuaded me to return to spending more of my spare time with hobbies I am hopefully a little more naturally gifted, and certainly more experienced at.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:39 PM

I like yours very much, Steve. A different angle, great detail. I need to get more magnification, prime focus just isn't enough.

Thanks for the comments, Kenny. Here's a shot of some swans from about 80-100 feet yesterday.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:45 PM

More swan.

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 11:02 AM

Very good Swan, Richard.

I also liked the description "More Swan".

It reminded me of that difficult decision one occasionally must make between "this Swan" and "this one" :-)

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 07:45 PM

Hi Richard, Thanks for the compliment! I really like your swans! I went to an Orion 100ED, but still have the C80ED. I do have an OPT 2x ED barlow and have not tried it yet.

Kenny I enjoyed your pictures!

I like yours very much, Steve. A different angle, great detail. I need to get more magnification, prime focus just isn't enough.

Thanks for the comments, Kenny. Here's a shot of some swans from about 80-100 feet yesterday.



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 08:44 AM

Hi Richard, Here is a site with a lot of information. If you find what you need please come back and tell us.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 08:20 PM

Thank you, trying to get registered with them.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:15 AM

Have come up with fairly successful set up. More on that later. Here are some birdies!

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:17 AM

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:17 AM

More birds...

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:21 AM

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:23 AM

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:50 AM

Very nice images, Richard!

Quality of camera is probably more important than quality of scope.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:58 PM

One more, I believe a finch...

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 04:01 PM

Steve, I'm now registered. Great site! Lots to learn, but I think I've got the basics. Now to refine my methods and tweak my equipment.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 04:13 AM

Hi Richard, I'm glad you like it. Very nice images here Richard.

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 06:38 PM

Thanks, Kenny!

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 08:16 PM

One more, I believe a finch...

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Hello,

A house finch, I think.

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