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The Swarovski Universal Camera Adapter in use
Taken on Saturday 18th July 2009, which was a miserable, windy, cloudy day.
Swarovski ATS 80 HD plus 25-50x Zoom eyepiece with a Canon 500D, plus EFS 18-55mm lens, mounted on the UCA.
It is not necessary to remove the eyecup on the Swarovski eyepiece in order to use this adapter.
Note the Sliding Plate Adapter - this is essential to maintain the balance of the unit.
Other than resizing for use on the web site, the digiscoped images have not been altered in any way
Taken with 25x set on the eyepiece. The Canon lens was set to approx 45mm to eliminate vignetting. Manual focus via the "live view" function. Exposure mode set to Aperture Priority, with the widest aperture selected, and with -1/3 stop compensation.
Taken with 50x on the eyepiece. other settings as above.
Swarovski ATS 80 HD plus 25-50x Zoom eyepiece with a Nikon Coolpix P5100.
Note the eyepiece mounting assembly is reversed compared to that used with the SLR.
Taken with 25x set on the eyepiece and with the widest zoom setting on the Nikon to eliminate vignetting. The camera was set to aperture priority auto exposure with the widest aperture selected. The self timer on the camera was used to reduce vibration.
Taken with 25x set on the eyepiece and with the tele zoom setting on the Nikon. Other settings as above
Taken with 25x set on the eyepiece and with the widest zoom setting on the Nikon. All other settings as above.
Taken with 50x set on the eyepiece and with the tele zoom setting on the Nikon. Other settings as above.
As the previous image, with the exception of disabling the autofocus and manually focussing using the viewing screen on the camera.