Wednesday, December 3, 2014

What attachment will allow me to digiscope with my Vortex Nomad scope?

I purchased a Vortex Nomad spotting scope from you a few years ago. I also own a Canon Power Shot SD 1000 Digital Elph point and shoot camera.

Will the that you sell allow me to take pictures through my scope with this camera? If so, is any other equipment required or is the attachment alone sufficient?


Hi Philip,
That particular adapter (PS-100) is designed for a different product and will not work with the Nomad scope.  The small Vortex Universal Adapter will work well with your scope and camera combination.

If you have any other questions, just let me know.

Best regards,

Eagle Optics

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Which Ranger binocular has the best close focus?

My wife has a that she loves!  It will focus at subjects about 4 ft away.  I am interested in a for my personal use.  How far from a subject, like a butterfly, must you be to get a clear focus with the 10x42's?


Ralph Peterson


Hi Ralph,
With any 42mm binocular, your close focus will be limited to about 5’, which is what it is with the 10x42 Ranger.  This is due to the longer barrels on a 42mm binocular.  If you want to get closer than 5’, then your options will be with 32mm binoculars.
If you have any other questions, just let me know.

Best regards,

Eagle Optics 

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