Kenko Spotting Scope Adaptor


Link Posted 25/10/2011 - 08:45
Kenko have released the Lens2Scope spotting scope adaptor.

According to the description it would change a 60-250 into a 6x-25x scope.

I'm wondering if this would be a useful accessory or just an expensive toy. Anyone had experience of anything similar?
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Link Posted 25/10/2011 - 11:39
I have two second hand monocular converters which I'd guess are similar, one made by Jessops (~30), & the other brought shortly after because it was much cheaper

I have to admit I don't find them particularly useful, I was hoping they'd give the kids a better view of power boat racing - whilst I play with the camera. Unfortunatly the local powerboats never had their second outing.
IIRC mine quote a 5X magnification, as 50mm is roughly normal view (on 35mm these were from the film days after all) that seems remarkably similar.

Looking at the link you give the Kenko unit does look MUCH flashier, probably had considerably better grade optics (but in the playing I've done with mine the optics have never seemed limiting) and mine don't have the tripod mount (though my bigger lenses do anyway).

I'd certainly rate it as an expensive toy. I find a camera body works quite well as a scope, with the added ability to take a picture & zoom in digitally...

Check out, & the PK model review on the other forum.
Pentax:K5ii, K7, K100D, DA18-55, DA10-17, DA55-300, DA50-200, F100-300, F50, DA35 AL, 4* M50, 2* M135, Helicoid extension, Tak 300 f4 (& 6 film bodies)
3rd Party: Bigmos (Sigma 150-500mm OS HSM),2* 28mm, 100mm macro, 28-200 zoom, 35-80 zoom, 80-200 zoom, 80-210 zoom, 300mm M42, 600 mirror, 1000-4000 scope, 50mm M42, enlarger lenses, Sony & micro 4/3 cameras with various PK mounts, Zenit E...
Far to many tele-converters, adapters, project parts & extension tubes etc.

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