Digiscoping is a method of taking photographs using a digital camera along with a spotting scope. When looking for the proper spotting scope for your digital camera, consider choosing a scope that contains any or all of the following features: high definition (HD), apochromatic (APO) glass (glass that has been cleared of color and shape distortions), and extra-low dispersion and fluorite components.
In short, digiscoping is an updated version of traditional telescope photography practices. If you are planning to use digiscoping methods, experts suggest that you stick to smaller lens, as they keep focus better.
However, you will need more equipment that merely the digital camera and the scoping lens if you plan to properly digiscope. An adapter that connects the scope to the camera, a tripod, a cable release and a computer are all other essential tools that can ensure you will correctly implement digiscoping. Other helpful tools include extra batteries and memory cards, as well as imaging software products for your computer.
Digiscoping is often used for wildlife shots or any other pictures in which the photographer has to telescope the object being photographed. Ideally, digiscoping should be used on a still object, rather than one that’s in motion.