Friday, November 21, 2014

Need digiscoping adapter options for Kowa scope and a micro 4/3 camera

I have  a Kowa 884 scope 25-60X and Sony a6000 camera (APS-C sensor, 40.4 mm filter threads). What are my best adapter options for digiscoping with this scope and camera?

Thanks for your time.

Robert F. 


Hi Robert,

The Kowa TSN-PZ adapter should work well with your camera.

In addition to this adapter, you would need to acquire a Micro4/3 T-ring for your camera.

This method would involve removing the scope’s zoom eyepiece and replacing it with the adapter.

Another option would be to use a bracket-type adapter in which you would keep the lens on your camera and shoot through the scopes zoom eyepiece.  The   would suit that function well.

The benefit of using a lens on the camera is that you get some added functionality like auto-focus.  The tricky part with this type of adapter is to find the most suitable lens to use with your camera and spotting scope.  Typically, the best lenses tend to be fixed focal length lenses such as the Sigma 33B965.

I’m personally not familiar with the myriad of camera lenses available so can’t make a recommendation there based on experience.  Finding the right lens can be a bit of trial and error. 

Here is a link to an online digiscoping forum discussing Sony lens choices that you may find useful.

If there is anything else we can help you with, please let me know.

Best regards,

Eagle Optics

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Where can I buy parts for my Leica binocular?

Question: Hi, I am looking for replacement parts for Leica binoculars. The round rubber piece on the eye-cup that touches your face when you hold the binoculars up to it popped off and disappeared. Do you know where I could find such a thing? Also, do you sell objective lens covers for Leica binoculars? 



Hi Cynthia,
Thanks for your inquiry.  We don’t stock replacement parts for Leica binoculars.  This is the type of thing you would need to acquire directly from Leica.  You can reach them at this number: 800-222-0118.
If there is anything else we can help you with, just let me know.
Best regards,


Monday, November 17, 2014

Alternate lens covers for EL Swarovision?

Dear Eagle Optics,
I love the Swarovski lens covers, but balk at paying $18 apiece.  Will any of the other tethered covers fit the ?  

Many thanks as always for your help and advice.



Hi Rick,

Unfortunately, the Swarovski lens covers are the only game in town.  Because there is such a small edge of the binocular barrel for the tethers to grip on to with this model, they stay put by a ring that sticks inside the binocular front barrel.  This is a unique design and as a result, the other lens covers we stock, made for different models, don’t fit the 32mm EL’s.

I wish I had better news for you.  This model fits the barrel but there isn’t enough room for the tether as a result:

Best regards,
Eagle Optics