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    Has anyone tried to use the telephoto on a camCorder hooked to a laptop or notepad as a super set of binoculars?
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    Not me but I would think a pair of 10 x 50 binoculars would be much clearer and easier to use.
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      It wont work too well... the image will be pixelated on the computer screen just as it becomes in the camcorder view finder... the resolution suffers when you zoom in with your average digital device... but the high end stuff can do amazing things with zoom power.. also, the lens zoom on a camcorder is usually about 4 power, and then the digital enhancement takes over and the image becomes more pixelated as the zoom increases...

      a good set of "image stabilized" binocs are the best, and you can get them in a much higher power than any camcorder, and there are attachment kits that you can get to shoot photos thru the binocs with a camera...

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