Digiscoping experiments with Huawei Mate 9 smartphone

The new Huawei, Mate 9 smartphone features dual lenses co-engineered by Leica. One lens shoots in color and the other in stunning 20 mp monochrome. I got to briefly experiment with the Mate 9 mounted to a Leica APO Televid spotting scope at the Leica Store Los Angeles back in February and knew it had great potential for digiscoping and couldn’t wait for a more thorough field test.   In color:   Dredged in mud!       Monochrome Lens: Lesser Yellowlegs in monochrome   American Alligator hangs out with the waders!   Green Heron in the reeds!   Wood Stork…

82 or 65 the Televid Quandary

The big question most users have when selecting a new Leica spotting scope is, “Which model is the best for me?”  The Leica APO Televid is offered in body styles with either a straight through or 45º angled eyepiece design. While the former seems more intuitive for use at first (as you are always looking in the direction of your subject), the VAST majority of birding and nature consumers purchase the angled eyepiece design shown below do to the ergonomic advantages and versatility. As example, when birding in a group it is much easier for the taller participants to bow slightly at…

See, show and share!

See, show and share nature in exceptional quality with Leica’s new integrated digiscoping package. Leica’s new, all-inclusive digiscoping package transforms wildlife observation and photography into an incomparable and shareable experience at unbeatable discounted prices.

A Field Day with the incomparable Leica Q

Leica’s new digiscoping kit with the Leica Q camera is a joy to use. The auto focus synchs fast allowing one to easily capture fast moving subjects and built in viewfinder works well in bright sunlight. The quality of the Leica glass in the camera and spotting scope lenses allow you to capture the most finite of details with incredible clarity at incredible magnification (focal lengths up to 2500 mm equivalent).

Tale of two Adapters – new digiscoping accessories from Leica!

So after weeks of anxious anticipation, I FINALLY received the shipment I’d been eagerly awaiting. The shipment arrived late Friday evening as I was literally heading out the door for a scheduled appointment. On Saturday, heavy rains kept me from being able to test these new beauties and even though under a heavy overcast with threat of rain, I managed to head afield on Sunday at long last with the Leica APO Televid 82 mm spotting scope and two different Leica digiscoping rigs to test and compare. Over my left shoulder I slung the Leica Q (typ 116) camera with the new…