What is digiscoping ?  Digiscoping is taking pictures with a digital camera combined with a spotting  scope. So the scope in front of the camera acts as a teleconverter. If e.g.  your scope has a 20x eyepiece, the focal length of the camera has to be  multiplied by 20, resulting in a huge overall system focal length. With a focal  length of e.g. 100 mm together with a 20x eyepiece your overall system  focal length will be 2000 mm. Imagine lens size & weight & prize with a  regular camera ! Why digiscoping ?   The combination of a high quality spotting   scope  and a digital camera fits much better to possible budget restrictions then a  pure digital camera with the same focal length. As well, the digital camera  and the spotting scope can be used seperately as well. High focal length for  a digiscoping system does mean, you do not have to be so close to the  subject to be photographed ( e.g. bird ). Increasing focal length beyond 1000  mm however decreases light conditions, resulting in longer aperture time.  Moving objects are therefore difficult to be catched with a digiscoping  system, as the use of a tripod is always a must. Being a beginner in  digiscoping I suggest to have a look to the digiscoping links of this website.   My digiscoping gear Being a birdwatcher with a regular binocular since years, i made the  investment of a Zeiss Diascope 85 FL plus 20-60x and 30x eyepieces,  combined with Nikon Coolpix 8400, one of the most famous digicams for  digiscoping. As shutter speed becomes an issue for low-light conditions i  recently bought a Panasonic Lumix G1, together with a 14-45 mm and a 20  mm pancake lens. Use of camera’s remote control is recommended.