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    crowski
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    What camera would you recommend for a recording when you’re shooting squirrels and starlings 15 to 25 yards max.?

    Would  like a system that’s relatively easy to operate for the simple mind.

    I do you have a fairly recent iPhone I can use, I am open for as well as a separate unit (go pro). or whatever
    Looking for easiest to operate with good picture, I know it’s asking a lot is there anything possible like this?
    $300–400. +. Thanks Crow 

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    biohazardman
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    airgunmike56
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    A lot depends on a good scope,,,   But we got a guy on here that makes killer videos and is selling the set up now, All you have to do is buy the Camera a firefly SE 8 90 degree lens, (go pro knock off)

    Look up ORION in the cameras here and it will fill you in on the rest…

    Orion made a lot of Videos shooting them lizards in Florida , Watch them if you have not already…

    Mike

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    JamesD.
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    airgunmike56

    A lot depends on a good scope,,,   But we got a guy on here that makes killer videos and is selling the set up now, All you have to do is buy the Camera a firefly SE 8 90 degree lens, (go pro knock off)

    Look up ORION in the cameras here and it will fill you in on the rest…

    Orion made a lot of Videos shooting them lizards in Florida , Watch them if you have not already…

    Mike

    Is this a set up that requires you to look through the camera?

     I'm interested in a camera for a spotting scope to film long range target hits. Don't know if that's possible or how far out hits on target paper/Steel would be visible. I never wanted to have to view though a camera and shoot. A spotter on a target wouldn't jump, be in my way, and would get the proof on film for the builders sake. I'm not out to make videos or anything.

      I guess I can just leave my phone on tripod closer to the 300-400-600-??? target and film hits while I shoot. Not worried about hitting my phone it's just less than ideal. 
    Good question & great link. Glad to see helpful members. 

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    Gerry52
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    I've been using a Tactacam for the last month or so & I'm loving it. It only takes a couple minutes for me to get it set up & it's WAY less cumbersome than  gopro type of system (see "Hunting with Tactacam " in hunting). Way less expensive than that type of system too by half or more. I'm not looking to make pro videos & it works great but check out some of the footage Crosman999 gets. BTW the whole setup cost less than $450

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    crowski
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    Thanks all, I will research these options. I have to get a camera, next purchase. Crow 

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    jmarkreed
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    From a quality and cost standpoint, it's impossible to beat the OrionCam system. I have been using mine for the past two weeks, and it's fantastic. The OrionCam is $125 and the Firefly is right at $130, so overall $200 less than the Tactacam. I think it's extremely easy to set up, and although the quality of the Firefly is a little grainy, for the price it's hard to beat. Here is a video I shot this past week that gives a good representation of the quality. 

    Mark

     

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    Gerry52
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    With the Tactacam you're looking through the scope (FTS -film thru scope) & another good thing is it doesn't reverse the image like other systems do. One less step in editing! One NEGATIVE thing I should have mentioned, if you have an illuminated scope with the on/off, battery knob on the rear part of the tube the Film-thru-scope (FTS) adapter WON'T fit over or around it.

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    crowski
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    jmarkreed That is smoking! Wicked shot.

    Do you need a computer for it?

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    jmarkreed
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    @crowski, yes, you would need a computer to download the video from the Firefly camera. That would be the same for any other scope cam system too.

    I also forgot to mention that with this system you look through your scope like you would normally do except there is no eye relief. You put your eye right up to the scope instead of having a relief of 3-4 inches. It would be like looking through a telescope or binoculars. You just turn the camera on and press another button when you want to start recording. Hit it again to stop the recording. Very simple. 

    Mark

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    orion
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    Mark, change the setting on the camera called FOV to medium or Narrow, it will give you a better image, bigger! 

    Nice video by the way! 

    I've shared already some of the videos I'm getting, check ob the other posts on this channel

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    jmarkreed

    @crowski, yes, you would need a computer to download the video from the Firefly camera. That would be the same for any other scope cam system too.

    I also forgot to mention that with this system you look through your scope like you would normally do except there is no eye relief. You put your eye right up to the scope instead of having a relief of 3-4 inches. It would be like looking through a telescope or binoculars. You just turn the camera on and press another button when you want to start recording. Hit it again to stop the recording. Very simple. 

    Mark

    With the Tactacam app you can download right to your phone and edit there as well. Once saved on your phone you can delete off the camera and free up space on the sad card. Also have the option of downloading to a computer, but one isn’t needed.  Look right through the scope to use. Don’t need the phone on to turn the camera on and off but with the app you can control it from the phone if you choose to. 

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    crowski
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    I’ve got a 15 yr.old Alienware laptop, if I can find it. Will that work? Crow 

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    Ricky177
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    I use a side shot with an iPhone 10… I'm happy with it aside from the cross hair shake at the trigger pull. I got great video but I don't know how to download it on here

     

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    crowski
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    I’m out of the same page. Thanks easy is better. Crow 

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