Boston through my binoculars

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  1. nflink

    nflink TPF Noob!

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    I recently created a little rig for my camera allowing me to attatch a pair of binoculars on front of the lense. I surprised myself as to how well the setup worked. Although I wouldn't truly compare this to a telephoto lense, the magnification is quite intense. The binoculars are 8x magnification, while my camera's optical zoom is 3x, combining for a total of 24x. As you can see, it's not easy bringing everything into focus - that will take some further experimenting. But it is sure fun to use.

    Let me know what you think...


    Here are a couple of zoomed out shots for reference
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    A little distortion is always nice
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    The night time is the right time
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    From the 38th floor of the Marriott

    no binoculars on this one
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    Mass ave bridge
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    logan international
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    Down Boylston
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    From my appartment - I amazed myself with the clarity of this one...the top of the building is the better part of a mile away
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  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Very interesting results; perhaps you could post some information and pictures on this rig you've built?
     
  3. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What fun! Great experiment, and knowing how you achieved this "telephoto lens" effect, the outcome is fascinating, indeed! You must have squealed with delight over the outcome! Hard to tell you which one's my favourite since you post very many photo but don't number them, but it is the fourth below the words Logan Airport.
     
  4. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Wow that's funny. Nice experiment. :lol:

    btw, I've taken quite a few shots of that skyline from literally about 10' to the right of where you were standing on that first shot. I always wind up having to clone out that stupid tree. :lol:
     
  5. ShakeyBlakey

    ShakeyBlakey TPF Noob!

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    Great idea!, do you get funny looks when out and about with your "setup"?
    I was in Boston a few times when my brother lived in Southie, really liked it.
     
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    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yeah, some people even stop and watch. They don't seem to realize I'm holding my monopod in a "ready to beat anyone who messes with me fashion", or it doesn't bother them.

    It's actually very annoying when people stop.
     

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