Digiscoping with binoculars

ilikeshootin

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Was wondering if anyone was digiscoping with binoculars?

I've got pair of Swaro 12x50 el's that I want to attach my GoPro hero 9 to.
I may get a phone adapter as well...Not bringing the spotter on this trip with weight being a factor.

I don't see how it would be any different than a spotter, other than magnification.

Any tips or thoughts?

Thanks
 
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Was wondering if anyone was digiscoping with binoculars?

I've got pair of Swaro 12x50 el's that I want to attach my GoPro hero 9 to.
I may get a phone adapter as well...Not bringing the spotter on this trip with weight being a factor.

I don't see how it would be any different than a spotter, other than magnification.

Any tips or thoughts?

Thanks

Magnification and light gathering capabilities are the two biggest factors between binoculars and spotting scopes.

The 12x50s should give you quite a bit of light. If you use your phone, you can take advantage of the digital zoom to get footage, which you really can't do with the GoPro.

I don't see you having an issue with the 12x50s mounted to a tripod. I would use the phone over the GoPro though to maximize the distance.

Skope on,
Tim
 
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