Wednesday, January 07, 2009

It just won't go away!

The "fixed eyepiece for digiscoping" meme has finally taken hold! Well, at least for one person. A customer recently called and asked why digiscoping packages we sell at Eagle Optics include a zoom eyepiece because, as everyone apparently knows, you can't digiscope with them. Actually, I thought this was sort of humorous. Somewhere along the line doesn't work well morphed into doesn't work at all for this particular individual. Yeah, I follow the rationale for going with a fixed eyepiece; wider field of view, less vignetting, fewer lens elements translate to a brighter image, etc., but the truth is you can still obtain phenomenal results digiscoping with a zoom eyepiece. Check the test I conducted a few months ago comparing image quality fixed versus zoom eyepiece.

© 2009 Mike McDowell

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