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Samsung Galaxy S5 with Kowa 823


Phonescoping 2016 Fraser Simpson


Phonescoping 2016 Fraser Simpson


Phonescoping 2016 Fraser Simpson


Phonescoping 2016 Fraser Simpson


Phonescoping 2016 Fraser Simpson 




Back in 2005...

Mobile and Smart phones can do more and more these days (in addition to checking the latest rarity news or browsing this website). Almost every model has a built-in camera and some of the top range cameraphones can produce surprisingly acceptable images. When combined with a scope with high definition glass, it is capable of producing reasonable images of birds which may be printed out at small size. Like digiscoping there is a high failure rate but it is easier than attaching a real camera to the lens. The main drawbacks with using a cameraphone are the lack of optical zoom and lower quality lens but one has to remember that the device is first and foremost a communication device.


The Nokia 6630 produces a 1.3 megapixel image (1280 x 960 pixels) with a fairly acceptable resolution for web publishing.


Little Ringed Plover, Greece, 2005 Fraser Simpson   Moorhen, London, 2005 Fraser Simpson

Common Tern, London, 2005 Fraser Simpson   White-eared Hummingbird, 2006 Fraser Simpson


Kowa 821 for PhonescopingNokia 6630 for Phonescoping


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The new 2MP Nokia 6280

January-February 2006

October-December 2005

London Wetland Centre WWT 06 Nov 05

Greece Jun-Jul '05

London Wetland Centre WWT 19 Jun 05

Walthamstow Reservoirs 30 May 05



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