Posts belonging to Category 'Accessories'

Best Tripod for Large Spotting Scopes

I recently received a question from someone looking to pair their large 82mm spotting scope with a tripod: Question: Best Tripod for Large Spotting Scopes I purchased the Vanguard Endeavor HD 82A spotting scope because of your review. I live in the mountains of the Ozarks here in Arkansas and the scope will mainly be […]






Review: Vanguard Pistol Grip Ball Heads

Using a Vanguard Pistol Grip Ball Head with a Spotting Scope I have been using the Vanguard GH-100 Pistol Grip Ball Head for over a year now for normal photography with a camera, digiscoping and observation with a spotting scope and I have to say that it is one of my favourite pieces of kit. […]






Review: Benro Travel Angel 2 Tripod

As a sturdy base for my scope or camera, I usually use my Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT Tripod, combined with the excellent Vanguard GH-100 Pistol Grip Ball Head that is not only secure, but makes it easier than ever to quickly aim the scope. The problem with this set-up is that it is fairly heavy […]






Meopta MeoPix iScoping Adapter from Meopta USA

Digiscoping with your iPhone Meopta USA has recently announced their new MeoPix iScoping Adapter. Developed to allow the iPhone 4 or 4s to interface with any binocular or spotting scope eyepiece, the MeoPix transforms a smart phone into a long-range photo and movie capturing tool. The Apple approved MeoPix iScoping adapter attaches securely to the […]






Lowepro Scope Porter 200 AW Backpack Review

When I go out on a long bird or wildlife walk, I often choose to take my binoculars with me rather than a scope mainly because even large binoculars are just far easier to carry. This is especially true when you consider that with a scope you also usually have to lug a tripod about […]






Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT Tripod Review

As well as one of their fantastic car window mounts, I also recently had the enjoyment of testing the Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT tripod that came included with the Vanguard SBH-30 Ball Head. Vanguard Alta Pro Tripods The Alta Pro Series of tripods are available in lightweight carbon fiber and aluminum alloy models and are […]






Vanguard PH-242 Window Clamp/Mount Review






Digiscoping: Swarovski DCA (Digital Camera Adapter)

Swarovski Digiscoping Camera Adapters Taking photographs with a Swarovski Spotting scope using their DCA (Digital Camera Adapter) to attach your camera to the scope makes for a very light and elegant digiscoping system: The DCA digital camera adapter joins your camera and spotting scope together into a sturdy single unit. Compatible Spotting Scopes The DCA […]






Digiscoping: Swarovski DCB (Digital Camera Base)

Swarovski Digiscoping Camera Adapters With the Swarovski Optik DCB digital camera base not only is it possible to connect your Compact Digital Camera to your Swarovski Spotting Scope, but with one simple pivoting movement (see animation on the right), it is possible to switch between digiscoping and observation mode in a matter of seconds. Compatible […]






Swarovski Digiscoping

Digiscoping with Swarovski Spotting Scopes Swarovski Spotting scopes are some of the best you can get and this still holds true if you want to use them for digiscoping. Connecting a camera to any Swarovski Spotting Scope is very simple using one of their specially designed camera adapters. Whist it is possible to use any […]