Digiscoping experiments with Huawei Mate 9 smartphone

The new Huawei, Mate 9 smartphone features dual lenses co-engineered by Leica.

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One lens shoots in color and the other in stunning 20 mp monochrome.

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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.

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I managed to borrow the phone for a day and headed to a local park with wading birds to see what I could do with actual wildlife. I’ll let these first images speak for themselves.

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In color:

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Wood Storks feeding

 

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Great Blue Heron catches an enormous Talapia.

Dredged in mud!

 

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small Alligator swims by!

 

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Lesser Yellowlegs forages along the shore.

 

Monochrome Lens:

Lesser Yellowlegs in monochrome

 

American Alligator hangs out with the waders!

 

Green Heron in the reeds!

 

Wood Stork contemplates its reflection!

 

Little Blue Heron detail

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