fish photos with a periscope
Posted 14 January 2007 - 11:25 PM
Posted 14 January 2007 - 11:32 PM
Posted 15 January 2007 - 12:02 AM
The idea is mentioned in John Quinn book Fishwatching (pg50). You basically build a tube with a mirror attached to the bottom at a 45 degree angle and a glass window in the front. Aim your camera down the tube focus on the mirror and aim the mirror at a fish. I'm thinking I will build one with inexpensive materials and give it a try. If it doesn't work I won't be out much.
could you elaborate? I am not picturing this very well. Thanks
Posted 15 January 2007 - 01:07 PM
Posted 16 January 2007 - 05:19 AM
The length of the periscope adds that much more distance between you and the fish. Everything will also be upside-down, unless you make a double mirror model.
You'll hardly be able to see them, and your pictures will effectively be at long range. If you can figure out how to make a magnifying periscope, though, you'd be all set. barring that, make your tube as short as practical, and while you're at it, be sure to include a method for anchoring your camera to it. Holding the periscope with one hand while working the camera with the other is a lot harder than it sounds.
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