With sunny skies this morning I put the Swarovski STX 65 Spotting Scope Module to the test in the backyard. A pair of White-crowned Sparrows made their first appearance of the season under the feeders, so I gave the scope + Sony a1 + Zeiss 35/2.8 + Digidapter™ DLM a test. On the Manfrotto BeFree 2n1 Tripod the rig is a bit wobbly, but manageable. I was able to get some sharp images using Manual Focusing and Magnified Focus-Peaking. Note: Autofocus will work while depressing the AF BackButton Focus and manually assisting with the focusing ring on the spotting scope, but images are NOT tack sharp. A female House Finch soon followed. Camera was set to ISO 6400 to maintain a 1/400 - 1/2000 sec shutter speed. AI Denoise in Lightroom Classic was set to 50%. Slight desaturation of the Blue channel was then performed to remove excess blue vibrance that is added to images after denoise.
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