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New Nikon attachments for Digiscope market

Saturday August 24, 2002

Digiscope attachment
Universal scope attachment

New Nikon attachments for Digiscope market

Digiscoping is one of the most talked about subjects in the birdwatching world at the moment. Combining a digital camera with a telescope gives a portable, practical alternative to large zoom lenses with the added benefits of digital imaging. For example, images can be viewed instantly on the camera's LCD screen, the bad ones can be deleted and the shot can be re-taken. Images can then be transferred to computer for editing, emailing or printing. The most popular digital cameras for digiscoping are the Coolpix swivel-type models such as the new Coolpix 4500 because the swivel lens makes them easier to use with angled scopes.

Nikon have just announced three new attachments which allow Coolpix series digital cameras to be fitted to Nikon Field and Spotting Scopes. The third attachment is universal and will allow other brands of Field and Spotting Scopes to be used with Nikon digital cameras or vice versa. It also enables any brand of camcorder to be attached to scopes.

The attachments consist of two main parts; Digital Camera Attachment and Digital Camera Attachment Ring.

Nikon Fieldscope attachment

Available from September. Recommended retail price for two piece combination is 89.98.

This attachment can be used with the following Nikon Fieldscopes and Coolpix series digital cameras:

Fieldscope II, IIA, III, IIIA, ED III, ED IIIA, ED78 & ED78A

Usable eyepieces:

- 24x/30x Wide Eyepiece MC
- 30x/38x Wide Eyepiece MC
- 40x/50x Wide Eyepiece MC
- 60x/75x Wide Eyepiece MC

Attachable Nikon Digital Cameras:

- Coolpix 900 Series
- Coolpix 885
- Coolpix 880
- Coolpix 5000
- Coolpix 4500
- Coolpix 5700

Nikon Spotting scope attachment

Available from September. Recommended retail price for two piece combination is 69.98

Applicable Scopes: Nikon Spotting Scope RC/RAII/RA II A/80 and 80A

Usable eyepieces:

- 20x/27x Eyepiece
- 15-45x/20-60x Zoom Eyepiece
- 20x/27x Eyepiece
- 25x/33x Eyepiece
- 15-45x/20-60x Zoom Eyepiece

Attachable Nikon Digital Cameras:

- Coolpix 900 Series
- Coolpix 885
- Coolpix 880
- Coolpix 5000
- Coolpix 4500
- Coolpix 5700

UNIVERSAL BRACKET

As the name suggests, the bracket is universally-usable. It is a very clever piece of engineering allowing scopes and digital cameras to attach easily giving the most precise positioning possible. It's also sturdy and light-weight. Recommended retail price is 249.99 and it will be available from September.

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