Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Adapting a Nikon Camera to a Swarovski Scope


Dear Eagle Optics,
I own a Nikon D300 SLR camera. I'm thinking of buying the Swarovski ATS-HD 65mm angled scope with the 25-50 zoom eyepiece. Will the Nikon be adaptable with this rig for digiscoping, using the Swarovski DCA for ZoomEyepiece? If so, what else would I need to complete the outfit?  

In your video, I notice an "accessory adapter" attached to the SLR body. Haven't seen one of these for sale. 

Any help would be appreciated.

Rick M.


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Dear Rick,
Thanks for your interest in Eagle Optics.

In order to digiscope with a DSLR camera, you'll need a fixed 50mm lens for the front of your camera.

Fixed 50mm lenses almost universally have a 52mm thread on the end, which yes, will work very well with the Swarovski DCA (and the 52mm ring included with it).

Thanks! 

Eagle Optics

Monday, January 28, 2013

Digiscoping Bracket for iPhone 4 and Kowa Scope


Hello,

I recently saw a discussion (on 10,000 Birds blog) about the Meopta Meopix 49mm iPhone iScoping Adapter for iPhone 4s. I am intrigued, I have Kowa TSN 773 scope with 20-60x zoom eyepiece, which I purchased from you last winter. What is your evaluation of this product, and what size adapter should I purchase to fit my Kowa? Thanks for your help.

 --Bruce A. Fall


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Dear Bruce,
Thanks for your interest in Eagle Optics.

The Meopta one won't fit the diameter of your Kowa zoom, but this Kowa TSN IP4S iPhone 4/4S Digiscoping Bracket will work well as long as you have the 4 or 4S iPhone.

 Thanks!

Eagle Optics

Friday, January 25, 2013

Adapter for a Simmons Scope for Digiscoping?


Dear Eagle Optics,
I am attempting to match my Canon 60D to a Simmons brand spotting scope. I measure the outside diameter of the spotting scope lens to be between 1.25 and 1.5 inches. I have a T-Ring for my camera.

My question is whether the TSN-DA1 or DA-1 would be a reasonable fit between my camera T-Ring and the Simmons Spotting scope.

Thank you,

David P.


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Dear David,
Thanks for your interest in Eagle Optics. 

Unfortunately, the only way you could connect your DSLR to that scope is if Simmons manufactures a specific adapter for your scope.
The Kowa adapters are not universal and will not adapter from your camera to your scope.

You would either be looking for a collar style adapter like the DA1 that would accept a DSLR with a fixed 50mm lens over the eyepiece or a photo (telephotography) adapter that would replace both the lens of your camera and the eyepiece of your spotting scope, with a T-ring like you mentioned bridging the gap.

If you have any further questions, we’ll be happy to try and help, but I’d recommend you see if Simmons makes a DSLR adapter of some sort.
That I know of, very few manufacturers do make these.

If you have a small-bodied point and shoot with a below 4x optical zoom, the possibilities for connection are far greater.

Thanks!

Eagle Optics