Give Your Camera SUPER OPTICAL ZOOM for Birdwatching!

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Do you have a standard digital camera, but want it to perform just like a DSLR camera?
Do you like taking photos of wild birds but cannot zoom in? is your solution!I have noticed the tube of the binoculars acts like the GIANT zoom lenses on these DSLR cameras, so if you combine a digital camera and a pair of binoculars then you get the same effects as a DSLR camera! Simplz!
All you need is a pair of binoculars and a camera, and some tape.

Step 1: Step 1

In this case, its 4x for my camera

Step 2: Step 2

Insert the camera lenses into the rubbery rim of the eyepiece tube of the pair of binoculars

Step 3: Step 3

Tape it on if your camera lenses won't fit into the rubbery rim of the pair of binoculars.

Step 4: Finished!

Now just use your super zoomed camera and take some pictures.

Step 5: Comparison

The first picture is taken without the binoculars at 4x zoom, see that its not very clear at all?
The second one is the one with the SUPER ZOOM! Much more clearer. 

Step 6: Another Comparison

First picture is swans without super zoom, at 4x
Second picture is the one with SUPER ZOOM!

Step 7: Tips:

Always hold your camera and binoculars together, you don't want to damage either of these.
Try not to use digital zoom, it will ruin your picture.
You can always adjust the zoom level using the camera zoom and the binocular zoom!
If you are good at breaking apart binoculars, then you can separate the tubes so its not so heavy!
You can also do the same with telescopes, but it's not very portable.
Thanks, and enjoy!



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    There are a good number of small, cheap monocular telescopes out there now as well on ebay and such that should be quite workable for this sort of thing!


    6 years ago on Introduction

    A piece of 1 inch PVC pipe cut to your eye level height will make a fair try pod. Glue a cap on bottom to keep our dirt. you can find a flat cap for the top and if you want you can drill a hole through center and cement a bolt from bottom up through hole that fits camera or bolt small light piece of square wood to support camera and binos. makes a sturdy support.


    6 years ago on Step 7

    I have a question: My digital cam, also called "el cheapo nexxtech" after a few seconds of waiting for a pic to be taken, will pull back the lens inside the camera.

    Is there someone that could help me out cause I have a Russian monocular scope that would be Ohhhh so perfect for this.

    TIA guys and gals ;-)

    2 replies

    Reply 6 years ago on Step 7

    hi, do you mean that your camera lens likes to adjust its lens a lot? You maybe can stop that in the settings. Otherwise, tape the back lens to the monocular, if your lens rotate, the monocular should rotate as well but it will not effect its performance:)


    Reply 6 years ago on Step 7

    What I meant is, as I turn it "on", the lens pops out but after like, I don't know, let's say idle for 30-45 seconds, the lens goes back in, so anything that's around it will fall.

    I have the instruction booklet with me right now and I just cannot find the option. It's a Centrios 2512150 Touch Screen Digital Camera. Paid 69$ Canadian funds because it was the in-store demo. But it does take good photos.