SPC880 webcam and the moon

After flashing a Philips SPC880 webcam with the SPC900 firmware I wanted to see what it was capable of. I made up an adaptor fitted to a Canon rear dust cap so I could use the SPC880 webcam on the back of Canon EF mount lens using a simple 1.25″ nose piece adaptor on the webcam.

This is a quick test of the video the Philips SPC880 webcam and Canon 600mm f4L prime lens can achieve.

SPC880 webcam and Canon 600mm f4L IS USM lens from Kevin Lewis on Vimeo.

SPC880 webcam and Jupiter from Kevin Lewis on Vimeo.

Below are a couple of images of the Canon EF adaptor I’ve made to mount the webcam onto the rear of the Canon 600mm f4L IS USM lens. The main body is a simple lightweight aluminium tube which I need to get anodised. I’ve bonded a standard Canon EF mount dust cap into the front of the aluminium mount to interface to the lens. The nose piece adaptor to couple to the webcam was supplied by First Light Optics

For comparison, this moon was shot on a Canon 7D with a Canon 600mm f4L IS USM lens with x1.4T/C


cropped to fit but not resized in the full version, click to view


and a full frame misty moon

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4 Responses to SPC880 webcam and the moon

  1. Amin says:

    Fabulous work Kev.
    I am a great admirer of your work. Keep indulging us as we always learn a lot from you.
    Great work

  2. pippa says:

    Sterling work. Again!

  3. paul says:

    wonderful images – how did you focus it – was it a matter of sliding the camera in and out or something fancier?

    thanks – paul

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