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    Hey,

    As my old Nikon 6mp camera broke right before I got my binocs, now I got a new cheap Samsung 12mp camera. So here's some pics of my setup and some pics I took through the binocs.

    So here are two pics of my setup, Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 and Orion XHD Paragon Plus Tripod, in my lil backyard:



    You can see that I filled the Binocular adapter with body filler and painted it black, much better. I also use the moving handle the other way so it doesn't hit the tripod when I'm looking at objects near the zenith.



    This one is a pic of a windsock on the hospital's roof, taken with Samsung camera with no magnification


    This one is the same windsock with 5x optical zoom of the camera.


    Same as above, this time through celestron 15x70, no camera zoom.


    Same as above, this this time through Celestron 15x70 AND 5x camera zoom.


    The funny thing is, the ones that I used the camera's 5x zoom is close to what I see with the naked eye/binocular if you're about 30-40cm from the screen. The ones without the 5x zoom are way smaller than what I see, but with the picture in full size, which is much bigger than the whole screen, is closer to what I see with my own eyes.
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    I'll see if I can take some shots of the moon with it tonight, but the clouds are closing in.
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    Nice set up. Those should put up some great views. Enjoy.
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    That should be a good setup.
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    Leo,

    Nice set-up you got there. Did you just hold the camera lens up to the bino's ep?
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    Mike, yes, It's not easy to find the perfect point though. There's no camera adapter for binoculars is there?

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    Yah, what Mike RB said...?? That's impressive, very sharp. *edit* ope, you just posted.

    We should probably start including our own optic system in our equipment list.

    While your at it, you should shoot some deep space stuff. Can you do extended exposure time through your camera? I'm curious about what you could do with the bright galaxies, like m51, m81 and 82, or globulars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo View Post
    Mike, yes, It's not easy to find the perfect point though. There's no camera adapter for binoculars is there?

    Thanks for the comments everyone!
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    I haven't seen one, doesn't mean there isn't one though. It might be a good project.

    Maybe someone else would know for sure.
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    I don't know if the camera can do extended exposures, I'll check, but even if it can, holding the camera while taking even a 1/2 sexond is gonna blurry I'm afraid. With somerhing holding the camera still I should get a few seconds of exposure withput noticeable blurring, but I think this kund of camera doesnt have the option to choose the exposure time. I'll test everything as soon as I get clear skies. You can see the clouds moving in on those pics, and now the sky is covered, making my day clear and the nights cloudy..Happens a lot but sometimes it's the opposite.

    I should be able of getting pics of planets an the moon though.

    Mike, I think I won't need one anyway, a binocular definitely isn't the best tool for any type of photography.
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    I guess this would work for at least positioning the camera, even if it shakes, that's not problem, it definitely wont shake more than handheld.

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