Meopta has a slick new adapter that lets you take incredible close up, long range photos with your iPhone. The MeoPix iScoping Adapter cradles your iPhone and simply slips over a spotting scope or binocular eyepiece at the right eye relief distance to use your spotting scope basically as a huge telescopic lens for the phone’s camera.
As a pre-season scouting tool, such an arrangement is especially helpful to outfitters and professional guides who are spotting game anyhow, and can now take large, clear photos (and video) of the game in their hunting areas for potential clients to see. For hunters who are serious about record book entries, it makes it possible to photograph game, and then take the time to really size up the quality of a potential trophy. And since the photos are stored on your phone, you can instantly blast them out to friends so they can enjoy seeing what you see as well.
The Harris antelope ground squirrel you see here was photographed behind SCI Headquarters at about 50 yards using an iPhone 4 and Meopta’s SD 82 HD spotting scope set on 60x. To give you some idea of how “close up” you can now get with your phone, this species of squirrel stands about five inches tall.
I wanted to give SCI Members a “head’s up” about a new and exciting product we’ll be bringing online soon–My Hunt ReportTM is the source for the reports, photos and videos from SCI Members that help you choose the best outfitters for the best hunting trophies and experiences!
My Hunt ReportTM is planned as a searchable database for reports filed by SCI Members on outfitters, guides and hunting conditions around the world. All SCI Members will be encouraged to participate, and those who do will be rewarded with a one-stop place to store the photos and videos relating to their hunts for everyone to see.
Here are just some of the features we envision from My Hunt ReportTM:
Hunting conditions as told by fellow SCI Members.
Your hunting photos and videos.
Your trophies, records and awards.
Access from any computer, tablet, or Smartphone anywhere in the world.
With My Hunt ReportTM , search for last-minute hunting opportunities, or really drill down and plan the ultimate adventure. Show your trophies and hunting videos to other members—even on the Convention floor. Find where the biggest trophies are coming from, and what outfitter will put you on them. Get ideas for your trophy room.
We’re working hard to bring this to you soon. In the meantime, please be thinking of your notable hunts, and any exciting video or exceptional trophies you want others to see in your personal My Hunt ReportTM. Stay tuned for more information including contacts and how to have your own My Hunt ReportTM .