There will always be trouble when it comes to taking pictures using a combination of your spotting scope and your camera. This technique, known as digiscoping, is useful for birdwatchers, wildlife photographers, astronomy photographers, and landscape photographers.
Today, we’ll tackle the most typical problems and how to correct them.
This occurs when the camera is being moved as the picture is being taken. It can also be caused by the buffeting of winds, the shaky hands of the photographer, the lowness of light coming through the scope, and other factors.
When you zoom the camera, you might not have a vignetting problem, but you’ll deal with murkier, frizzier images, plus the increased susceptibility to vibration.
This happens when the light leaks between the scope’s eyepiece and the camera lens.
This is when the image doesn’t fill the entire field of view, allowing black corners to show up.
As much as you can, resist the temptation of zooming in. When you zoom, you rapidly lose light. Although the human eye is good at atoning for this, cameras aren’t as good.
Try using your binoculars as a substitute. While digibinning is considered an advanced method to take decent pictures, you should know that it’s difficult to combine binoculars and a phone for photography.
To avoid having to correct any digiscoping or spotting scope mistake in the future, spend some time for practice. If you have the equipment, then practice as often as you can, and you’ll notice yourself improve. Don’t be scared of experiments, too! Just be as creative as you can be.