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My first post – about one of our customers…

Having been given this opportunity to blog for Kowa, I thought my first post should be about one of our customers. I was recently contacted by a very nice young woman named Annette, she is a birder who is experienced in digiscoping in addition to her photography. She had spoken to my good friend Kevin Bolton and he suggested Phonescoping.


She contacted me for help and advice, I spent a couple of evening’s on the internet talking her through what to do and tip’s to get the best out of her Kowa iphone Adapter and Kowa Telecamera App, she sent me her first pic’s and I have to say they have come out very well, in her words, she explains her story -

I recently purchased an iPhone 4S and downloaded the Kowa Telecamera iPhone camera app. My good friend Kevin Bolton offered me the Kowa adapter for my scope and Paul Hackett gave me a tutorial using the app along with quality advice. I recently photographed this Chipping Sparrow in my back yard. I found it very helpful and relaxing to practice on this particular bird. It was very patient which allowed me to take my time with the scope and settings on the app.  

At times it has been difficult taking photos of active species – sometimes rushing the shots, causing incorrect exposure settings and blurry images.

Paul and Kevin have been extremely helpful to me during my learning curve with the iPhone digiscoping.

A couple of my favorite features the app provides is the use of the iPhone headphones, the volume control allows you to take pictures by pressing in
between the plus and minus which has proved to be very helpful, no need to touch the screen and no shake, and also the ability to tap the screen twice to magnify the image and tweak the focusing on the scope so it is as sharp as can be.

I emailed my photos to Paul and he was very pleased. I am very impressed with the amazing quality of the Kowa app and the iPhone Adapter combined.”

Annette Cunniffe – Connecticut USA April 2013