If you're new to digiscoping, it is important to realise that your images will never be 100% perfect straight from the camera, no matter how good your scope and eyepiece. Digiscoping is a compromise on quality. The very best telephoto results can only be achieved by spending thousands of pounds on an SLR and telephoto lens. However digiscoping does offer surprisingly good images if you follow a few simple rules. Plus with the magnification of your spotting scope multiplied by the optical zoom of your digital camera lens, far greater telephoto power can be achieved than that of a digital SLR set-up.

If you are a beginner, I recommend you read my beginners guide to digiscoping before proceeding to the more detailed information below, for some useful hints and tips to get you started.

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This section is split in to three parts, Scope and general setup includes information on how I use the scope and camera together, camera settings covers information on how I setup my digital camera whilst digiscoping and image editing explains how to improve your digital image on a PC using Adobe Photoshop software.

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The advice on these pages is based purely on my own preferences and should be treated as guidance only. You may find other settings work better for you and your equipment.

The internet is packed with many digiscope websites to learn the best techniques, the digiscoping links page is a great place to start.