Spotting Scopes

by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 12/01/2022
It is time to view the stars with a friend or loved one who has their eye on a brand new telescope to bring the heavens closer to home. But, when you log into the B&H Photo website, the sheer number of telescopes—not to mention their different configurations, dizzying specifications, and wildly different prices—leaves you with more questions than answers. In this guide, we will attempt to boil things down to a few
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 03/10/2021
A few things happen when you look through a pair of binoculars, a spotting scope, or a telescope. The first thing that happens when you see awesomeness is you think, sometimes out loud, "Wow!" The next thing that happens is that you want to share what you are seeing with others—this
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 10/24/2019
When photographing a planetary transit of the sun, be it Mercury or Venus, all of the same safety precautions of solar photography are required, without exception. This is because you are not photographing a planet in the night sky, you are photographing the sun as a planet passes between Earth and the sun. Images of the transit of Mercury and Venus from NASA/JPL Photographing the sun poses a very real danger to not only your camera gear, but to your eyes and eyesight. Let’s discuss safety precautions for photographing the sun with or without
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 08/07/2019
A few times over the past year, I have met people who, when they had a youngster express interest in astronomy, rushed out to B&H Photo to purchase the family a telescope. In a few of these anecdotes, the telescope saw limited initial use and then it was simply incorporated into the home’s décor—gathering dust in a corner. It became obvious to me that what the family could have benefited from more would have been a
by Christopher Witt ·Posted 09/04/2017
Power meets portability with Kowa’s new line of TSN-5 spotting scopes. Available in 20-40x50mm and 15-45x55mm options, with straight-through or angled viewing, they will quickly become a standard item in your birdwatching, hunting, or range kit. Choose straight-through
966 Views ·Posted 05/31/2013
"In this second installment of our two-part series on digiscoping with Swarovski scopes, We take a look at using DSLRs and Point with spotting scopes to capture images that would otherwise require telephoto lenses."