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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkoholic307 View Post
    C'mon, everybody's doing it...
    What is your setup elkaholic? What did you end up going with?

    Maybe one day I'll fork out the cash


    Bitterroot. As far as lens choice for digiscoping, I would use the smaller lens. I dot know if i made it clear. This whole thing was brought on by googling 18-55 digiscoping. Alot of people said it was a great way and produces a better photo then point and shoot but you have to manually set aperture and such. Also the leupold adapter kit comes with a 52 mm screw on adapter for that lens. I looked at the tines up product you mentioned and it would be a great product if I had a point and shoot. That is the downside. I would be all over it if I did but do not wan to buy another camera. I appreciate your advice and am seeking further guidance.

    I guess my ? Is the standard gr spotter adequate for taking a decent photo? Here are my two options basically

    Digiscoping with standard golden ring, with 18-55 lens.

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    70-300 lens with teleconverter 1.5 or 2x?

    What do you think would produce a better photo?

    Next time I go to town I am going to go by the photo shop and talk to them about it. I am sure they have stuff I can look at.

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    I tried the teleconverter with a similar lens (canon). Simply awefull.

    Many accomplished digiscopers use a compact point and shoot. You could get the video scope cam adapter in 58mm, a 52mm to 58mm step ring, and thread the setup to your 18-55 lens.

    My concern is your heavy camera setup is going to be hanging out unsupported, putting its full weight on the eyepiece.

    I have used a dslr for digiscoping, but I used a big tripod, big spotter, and sturdy adapter.

    If I was using the Leupy, I wouldn't even consider a dslr.

    The Leupy should do OK for digiscoping, but remember you are starting with a small aperture (60mm), and the key to digiscoping is getting the most amount of light you can to the camera's sensor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drhorsepower View Post
    What is your setup elkaholic? What did you end up going with?
    I sold the Gold Ring and followed Bitterroot's advice and got the Razor and the Tines Up adapter.

    The two are not even in the same league. I have been using the Razor nearly every evening and am still blown away every time I look through it. It's amazing. I don't get to use it much when my wife is with me though. She doesn't even use her Nikon binos any more; she's glued to the spotter.
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    Thanks bitterroot. That's sheds a little more light on the subject.

    Hey elkoholic, was your Leupold an hd? How much did you sell it for? And how did you sell it?

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    No, it wasn't. I actually sold it to my dad for about half the price of a new Razor.

    You can move one of those spotters fairly easily. I see them sell all the time in various classifieds. A lot of die hard Leup. fans out there.
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