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fish photos with a periscope

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#1 Guest_Carl_*

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 11:25 PM

Hi just wondering if anyone has tried to photographing fish with a periscope? I'm thinking about building one and giving it a try.

#2 Guest_Skipjack_*

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 11:32 PM

could you elaborate? I am not picturing this very well. Thanks

#3 Guest_Carl_*

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 12:02 AM

could you elaborate? I am not picturing this very well. Thanks

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.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 01:07 PM

thats a prety interesting idea and i think it could work well in some of the small very clear headwater streams in ohio. If you want some good locals to try it out where there are southern redbelly dace and redside dace let me know. These fish both color up nice in april and may.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 05:19 AM

I once built a periscope for watching the fish in my outdoor pools. It worked okay, but there is one huge drawback:

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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