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Zeiss Digiscoping Support Bracket USA

B&H # ZEADP Mfr # 52 86 12
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You Pay: $499.99
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  • Universal Mounting Bracket

This bracket's primary intent was to facilitate placing a non-SLR digital camera near the eyepiece of a spotting scope, allowing you to record the images without having anything screwed into the digital camera's filter rings.

However, it is also possible to attach your Zeiss Diascope, as well as most other spotting scopes, to SLR cameras, digital point & shoot cameras or video cameras without the need to use a camera-specific attachment ring. This method provides better rigidity than any of the camera or scope-specific adapters, and rigidity of the unit in ultratelephoto photography is always a battle, but you'll need to have the recording device as close to the scope's eyepiece as possible to minimize the chance of vignetting. Additionally, if you're using this with an SLR camera, you'll need a true 1:1 macro lens which can focus upon the image being projected by the eyepiece.

All ventures in the world of digiscoping require the use of a sturdy tripod, first and foremost.  Logical choices for a tripod/head combination are indicated here as accessories, with an ascending order in price & support.  You must take great care to keep vibrations during exposure to an absolute minimum.  Employing a cable release, electronic release or remote control for tripping the shutter is absolutely necessary.

Accepts Straight or Angled Scopes
A pivot point on the adapter allows alignment with 45° scopes(some brands of angled scopes may require a tripod "spacer")
1/4"-20 Threaded tripod screw with a removeable video pin
5.9" (82mm) of rearward extension(accomplished by unscrewing the knob at the bottom of the photograph)
Left/right adjustment of ±2.2" (55mm) for the image recording device's 1/4"-20 threaded tripod socket
Vertical adjustment of ±1.3" (33mm) - accomplished by unscrewing the knob at the bottom left of the photograph
Dimensions 9.2 x 4.6 x 3.8" (234 x 118 x 96mm) WxHxD
Weight 2.03 lb (920 g)
Zeiss Digiscoping Support Bracket
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    ZeissDigiscoping Support Bracket
     
    3.0

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    4.0

    Great bracket

    By Digiscoper

    from Charleston, SC

    About Me Avid Adventurer

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Birding

      Comments about Zeiss Digiscoping Support Bracket:

      It is big! It is heavy - but it works!

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      2.0

      Does Job but Awkward

      By c5nest

      from Howard County, MD

      About Me Avid Adventurer

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      Pros

      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Difficult to Use
      • Unstable

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching

      Comments about Zeiss Digiscoping Support Bracket:

      I hate this (expensive) bracket and rarely use it for still digiscoping. It is a pain to set up and the tightened bracket allows for very slight scope movement.

      I use this bracket primarily for video digiscoping of fairly still subjects (nests).

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      3.0

      A Better Solution is High Grade Aluminum

      By Bosco Biati

      from Hamilton, ON, Canada

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

      • Bulky
      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

      • Traveling

      Comments about Zeiss Digiscoping Support Bracket:

      The devise does its job, but it is too heavy! High grade aluminum, black eloxed is the solution for this problem. In addition the index/locking spring pin is too weak or too small for those heavy plates. In the "locked" position there is still some movement (air) felt. The bracket and angle adjustment, the holding provision for the camera is not sofisticated. It's a bit of a "Micky Mouse fixture".

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