Tips and tricks: Digibinox ?
by Ann Cook and Stéphane Moniotte
(Picture by Stephane Moniotte, Optolyth 7x50)
The idea, here is to use binoculars, instead of
a scope, with a digital camera...
I borrowed a monocular which I think will work better because the eyepiece collar screws off with the lens staying in place.... haven't tried it yet.
Focus the binoculars, attach camera and shoot. Focusing the camera with attached contraption can be tricky. Works better in macro mode.
1. Focus the monocular on your subject.
2. Camera Settings:
3. With my monocular I must have adequate light, example bright sunlight and calm or no wind. I hand hold so I have to shoot at a fast enough shutter to freeze movement. Camera shake must be at a minimal.
4. Focusing is tricky. I start at full telephoto, if the camera
won’t lock focus zoom out a little, that will usually lock focus and them
zoom to full telephoto. If you shoot between mid zoom and full zoom you
will get some vignetting. At full zoom there is no vignetting. My monocular
rubber eyepiece fits nicely in the lens of the camera and is held there
with an elastic band. How you connect the camera and binocular is up to
you… just be careful of your lens.
This technique can be used with one eyepiece of a binocular. The camera
lens and binocular eyepiece lens must be as close together as possible
to avoid vignetting and to be able to lock focus on your subject. The larger
the diameter of your binocular the more light you will have to
See here some additional pictures taken with this technique.