Accessory Review: The Malibu Spotting Scope|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 16:13 EST)
We take a look at an affordable spotting scope that easily mounts to a digicam.
Somewhere between the 10x magnification of a long zoom and a 60x entry-level telescope is the spotting scope. Designed for terrestrial viewing, it behaves more like a long zoom than a telescope, displaying the image in the right orientation. And because you can mount a camera (film or digital) to it, it makes a tempting accessory.
The $250 Malibu scope includes a carrying case (because it's small enough to go with you, like a large zucchini), tabletop tripod and a camera adapter. The weatherized scope with multi-coated elements to reduce glare has two controls: a zoom ring that travels from 12-36x 50mm magnification and a focus ring.
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