Friday, October 24, 2014

Do you carry Kite Optics Skua scope cases?

Do you stock "Kite Optics Skua" protective spotting scope cover for a ?  If so, what would it cost? On the Kite optics website, it listed you as an authorized dealer in the U.S.



Hi JL,
We sure do. The   is available on our website.
You can order the case either over the web or if you prefer to do so over the phone, please give us a call.

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


Eagle Optics

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Does the Swarovski scope need the Manfrotto quick release plate?


That is, will any special plate, or any screwing/unscrewing be required to go back and forth between the two?

Thanks much,

Stuart D.

Calgary, Alberta
Hi Stuart,
Thanks for your inquiry.  Your STX 65 will lock into the Manfrotto car window mount directly, similar to how it works with the DH101 head.  

The car window mount does come with a quick release plate, which you can use for some other equipment if need be.  You won’t need it to move from your tripod head to car window mount.

If you have any other questions, please let us know.

Best regards,

Eagle Optics

Monday, October 20, 2014

Can I digiscope with a DSLR and my Vortex Razor Spotting Scope?


I purchased my from you last year and I just recently bought an IPhone adaptor from you.

My question is, what are my options for using my Canon EOS Rebel T3i with the Razor? The camera has the 18-135 zoom lens. Would my options be more if I had the 18-55mm lens?




Dear Greg,
Thanks for contacting Eagle Optics! I hope you’re enjoying your Razor scope. I’ll be happy to help with your question about digiscoping. 

Your Rebel would be great for digiscoping, but you will need to buy a 50mm fixed lens for it.  A zoom lens won’t work at all for digiscoping.  You would also need the Vortex Razor Digital Camera Adapter, which includes several accessory rings. The 52mm ring fits the accessory threads of most 50mm camera lenses.

I would recommend watching our video, Digiscoping Fundamentals,  to see your Razor scope in use with a DSLR camera. If you have additional questions, give our office a call.  We’ll be happy to help you.

Best regards,

Eagle Optics

Friday, October 17, 2014

Does the Vortex Razor Scope accept a polarizing filter?

Hi —
Considering a . In addition to birding, I plan on using it for viewing the moon etc. I would like to use a polarizing filter to reduce the moon glare.
My question is — will the Razor accept screw-on filters?
I would appreciate your opinion.

Thanks for your time,

Austin, TX


Hi Richard,
Sorry it's take us so long to get back to you on this.  We had to do some digging around to find the answer.

The front barrel of the Razor HD is NOT threaded.  It does have fine, concentric ridges around the inside of it which appear to be threads but they are in fact not.  These tiny ridges are designed to help secure the objective lens cover in place.  It is not possible to screw in a filter of any type in front of the objective lens of that scope.

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

Best regards,
Eagle Optics