Phone Skope Digiscoping Tips – Using Autofocus for Sharper Photos and Video

Phone Skope Digiscoping Tips - Using Autofocus

The ProblemUsing your smartphone for digiscoping can be fun and rewarding, but also challenging. One of the the more challenging aspects is locking the exposure and focus in on the subject you’re photographing. If your subject is not in focus, the resulting video or picture can be undesirable. Therefore, figuring out a way to optimize your settingsĀ is essential for producing … Read More

Phone Skope Digiscoping Tips – What should you do with your optic adapter?

We get asked this question frequently. “What should I do with my optic adapter?” The Phone Skope is a two-piece system, a phone case and a optic adapter. The phone case is always on your phone and the optic adapter locks into the phone case. For spotting scopes, the optic adapters are bigger, so they do not always fit in … Read More

Warbler Guide App for Android Devices

I have used the Warbler Guide App for iOS for over a year now and am in love with the function and content of the app, so I was excited to see that the app is now available to Android users! Here’s more from Princeton University Press: Introduction to the Warbler Guide App (Version 1.1) from Princeton University Press on … Read More

Review: Opticron Savanna WP 8×30

Opticron Savanna Binocular Review

It’s that time of year again, hunting season and bird migration is upon us. As fall progresses, there are more and more opportunities to get involved with outdoor activities and introduce children and young adults to the outdoors. Why am I opening up this review like this? I am doing this because the Opticron Savanna WP 8×30 is a extremely … Read More

Remote to Take Pictures with your Phone!

Did you know that you can take photos on your phone with the click of a button? Check out the video below to see how and remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel!

iPhone 6 Plus Field Test

I decided to try something different in this blog post. I just finished up my first round of field testing with a iPhone 6 Plus. I used it in a variety of situations and lighting conditions and on two different spotting scopes via a Phone Skope smartphone digiscoping adapter – Celestron Regal M2 80ED and a Vortex Razor HD 20-60×85. Check out the story I … Read More

Video – May 2015 Birding Highlights

I started out the month of May scouting for the 9th Annual Delaware Bird-a-thon. My team, the BirdsEye Birders, competed in the County Challenge, where we set out on May 3rd to try and find as may species as possible within the boundaries of New Castle County. The results are not in yet, but we tallied 139 species in 24 … Read More

PhoneSkoping the endangered Kirtland’s Warbler

Kirtland’s Warbler is on the top of every birder’s most wanted list. It is federally endangered and breeds locally in young Jack Pine forests in Wisconsin and Michigan. Fortunately, my friend, Craig Miller, had a chance to visit a breeding location last week and coincidentally, he purchased a Phone Skope adapter right before he left! Craig was able to see … Read More

Identify birds online with the new Merlin Bird ID app

Black-chinned Hummingbird in Blythe, CA. Digiscoped with a iPhone 4s + Celestron Regal M2 80ED & Phone Skope Adapter. iPhone photo by Tim Schreckengost.A few days ago, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology launched a new website that should assist folks with the identification of 400 North American birds – Merlin – Photo ID. Using the website to identify a bird … Read More

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