Actually, I have a pair of Bushnell binoculars with a camera integrated, which were used to take the picture. They zoom from 100X to 400X and I suspect I was using 400X so, yes a zoom was used. BTW, they are GREAT for civil war battlefields but so sensitive that a tripod is recommended, although I recall I stabilized myself on a fence post for the shot of LRT . . . Thanks!