Originally Posted by Sludge
I have seen several long range hunting videos where a camera was evidently recording through the rifle scope of the shooter. I was interested in trying to record some of my hunting in a similar way. Does anyone know how to set up a rifle where the video wouldnt interfere with the shooters eye relief, vision etc. Equipment needed, etc? I suspect it would take some kind of fiber optic camera so that the vision of the shooter wouldnt be too obscured.
A nudge in the right direction would be appreciated. Tks
I think you'll have a lot of trouble trying to add a camera on the eyepiece of a normal scope and trying to shoot with it too.
This scope is about the nicest I've seen which does what you want. The camera uses a beamsplitter so light falls on the camera chip at the scope's first focal plane.
Adirondack Smartscope 3-10 X 44 Mm Digital Scope, Matte Black, Scopes, Adirondack at Sportsman's Guide
The Elcan "digital hunter" uses the camera for aiming too and displays the image you're shooting at on an LCD screen. There are some advantages to that, such as a digtially adjustable reticle and no parallax. The Smart scope is more of a conventional scope with a digital camera added. Both can take color vidio clips while shooting. You can also just mount a camcorder or SLR with video capabilty to your rife using the camera's telephoto lens.