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Thread: Spotting Scope Adapter for 4k Wifi Action camera

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    Spotting Scope Adapter for 4k Wifi Action camera

    I drew this up the other day and printed it for my 4K wifi action camera. When shooting iron sites at the range I usually take a spotting scope with me, but it's kind of a pain to get up ever few shots to check my groupings. My new 4K action camera (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N751MXZ) has built in wifi and I can connect to it via my phone or tablet to view what it sees without having to leave my shooting position. I can even snap photos between shots to see how each placed.
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    This telephone post is about 250' from my shop, I had to used the optical zoom to get close up, but should be good for 100 yards.
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    I posted the sketchup and stl files on thingiverse if anyone is interested, if using PLA, you'll need to use some Loctite Super Ultra Gel glue to glue the two parts together.

    Files: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2189368
    Last edited by Darren Wright; 03-20-2017 at 03:08 AM.
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    Fantastic idea! I was looking at something like that to film through the rifle scope.

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    It might work for it also, but may require some distance between the two lenses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    Fantastic idea! I was looking at something like that to film through the rifle scope.
    Someone has posted a design for a go pro doing the same... http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:609504
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    Very cool Darren your camera housing should fit that scope design no?
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Very cool Darren your camera housing should fit that scope design no?
    Oh yeah, it should, and with some improvements to it.
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    Scope cams have been very popular with the airgun community for a couple of years now. Eaglevision got on board early by developing a mounting system that seems to work well. Ted's HoldOver, on YouTube has some videos showing how the scope cams work.



    There are others ($$$) that do the job also, like: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...pe_90_100.html

    This looked like an interesting 3DE printed one and I'm wondering if it's not a predecessor to the pricey one.


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    Ah, very cool Ted. I like the prism idea, already found one on ebay and ordered it to make one.
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    Ok i think i am just going to drool all over my desk and computer like a St Bernard dog. Color me green with envy.
    cheers

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    After doing some googling on that camera I bought, I found I could buy m12 threaded lenses and swap them out to one that wasn't quite as wide. I found a 90* lens on ebay to try out.

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/272452697907
    Darren

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