Friday, October 14, 2011

Nikon Digiscoping Questions

Eagle Optics,

I have a question about digiscoping and pairing my scope with my camera.

Scope: Nikon Fieldscope ED III-A 60mm angled view with a 30x and 60x wide fixed eyepieces.

Cameras: Canon 60D SLR or Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5 point and shoot

Is it possible to pair either of these cameras with the scope for digiscoping? What adapters would I need?

Thanks,
Mike




Mike,

Thanks for your interest in Eagle Optics.

Unfortunately, neither of your cameras will work for digiscoping at all.
Your 60 D won’t work because Nikon doesn’t make an adapter for the Fieldscope that will attach an SLR with its lens. Also, in order to use the body of an SLR without its lens, Nikon requires that the camera be a Nikon body on the Nikon scopes. Canons won’t attach at all.

Your point and shoot won’t work because of its high optical zoom of 12x.
In order to use a small-bodied point and shoot (the option you’ll want to go with) it needs to have no higher than a 4x optical zoom capability.

You could do a general google search or look at B&H. Nothing expensive is required, just a basic point and shoot with a low powered optical zoom.

Once you have a basic point and shoot, you can use this adapter or any other universal adapter.

Feel free to give a call with any questions as well; we’re happy to help!

Thanks,
Eagle Optics
800-289-1132

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