Out for a walk this morning with John around Dosthill nature reserve. Nice bright morning. We both had our scopes with us In the hope a Bittern reported the previous day may put in an appearance. It didn't! As John has just taken possession of a new smartphone with excellent camera (Samsung S3), we were soon experimenting hand holding our phones against our scope eyepieces to see what they could do.
I was again surprised that at range, I could take a clearer sharper picture through my scope hand holding my phone than I could with my Lumix F10 camera on its digiscoping bracket?
These geese were taken at a range of about 90 yards.
This has again motivated me to persevere with this form of digiscoping. After all the phone is always with me. I have also discovered that the full 1080p HD video though is excellent through the scope too.
I have discovered that if I use my iPhone digiscoping bracket as mentioned in my previous blogs, I can remotely release the shutter using my earphones by pressing the volume up button on them. Thus, fully eliminating camera/scope shake during shutter release.
I intend giving this a real testing next week when I break up for my Xmas holiday and have some daylight time to see what kind of results I can produce.
As a finish to this posting, here is a still picture captured from the HD Video I took of these geese today. Still 90 yards. This picture is straight from the phone and untouched except for cropping.