Each time I have seen a bird watcher or naturalist trying to hold an iPhone up to the eyepiece of a spotting scope in hopes of steadying it sufficiently to capture the image they desire, I have said to myself “I wonder which spotting scope company will be the first to produce an iPhone digiscoping adapter?” Now I have finally received my answer: Meopta.
According to the company’s press release, the MeoPix iScoping Adapter’s “proprietary technology guarantees a secure fit [and] precise alignment” of any iPhone 4 or 4s model, enabling it to “interface with any binocular or spotting scope eyepiece.” Needless to state, such cross-brand compatibility in combination with the near ubiquity of the iPhone will likely effect considerable excitement among digiscopers and offer those not yet involved in this type of photography a very easy entry into it.
Presently in patent pending status and with the full approval of Apple, the formal introduction of the MeoPix will be made at the 2012 SHOT Show in Las Vegas and the 2012 IWA Show in Nuremberg, Germany.
While The Well-read Naturalist has not yet had the opportunity to examine a working model of the MeoPix iScoping Adapter, rest assured that as soon as one arrives and has been put through its proverbial paces, a full report with a selection of the recorded images and videos, will be published here.
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