Here is another great attachment for your spotting scope for those who prefer using their DSLR/DSL camera instead of a Point and Shoot. The above image is of the older system Leica APO Televid 77 Angled Scope system that I have. The scope is converted to an 800mm telephoto lens with the DSLR adapter attached. The current models sizes are 65mm or 82mm angled scopes for DSLR/DSL or previous post on Digiscope system. I would rather lower the center post on my tripod to get the right height and see through my camera, than to raise my center post to almost the end ( Not reccommend or advisable and not stable) for the straight scope. Plus the angled as I mentioned in a previous post on Spotting Scope Optics. The angled scope is great for the tropics. Both scopes will work well, but again I say to ask yourself “What and how will you be using the scope with what attachments and what feels the most comfortable for you.
The Leica APO-Televid spotting scopes can be transformed with the new 7-lens optical Leica DSLR adapter into a high quality telephoto lens. This adapter allows the use of digital and analogue system cameras from all major manufacturers with both Leica spotting scopes ( APO-Televid 82 and APO-Televid 65th ) With 800 mm focal length (based on the small format) the new photo-adapter will help you obtain impressive and detailed wildlife shots from a great distance.
Most of the spotting scope manufactures make a DSLR/DSL adapter. I just happen to have the Leica system and has served me well. Here are the most current Leica APO Scopes to the left and right for you to drool over. Leica APO Televid Angled Spotting Scopes