Nikon optics offer a broad selection of excellent quality Fieldscopes, Spotting Scopes and interchangeable eyepieces. A rugged waterproof construction means that these can handle most situations out in the field. May models within their range have won awards for optical performance or innovative technology.
Nikon's flagship spotting scopes and their newest line are their very impressive Nikon EDG Fieldscopes. They come in both angled and straight through designs and in two sizes: 85mm and the more compact 65mm objective lens sizes.
The EDG fieldscopes come with premium quality optics and utilise Nikon’s ED glass (extra-low dispersion glass) to reduce the amount of chromatic aberration. These scopes are renowned for producing an extremely bright and high contrast images. This technology is also used in their high end binoculars.
EDG fieldscopes all have roof prisms that have phase correction coatings on the prism glass that keeps light in correct color phases. These coatings are only needed on roof prism spotting scopes to enhance resolution, contrast, and color fidelity.
The quality does not end with the optics as for me their outer construction and look are just as impressive. What is more, they are filled with nitrogen gas and have been sealed with O-rings meaning that the EDG Fieldscope is both waterproof and fog proof. An important point to note is that the body-and eyepiece joint is only water-resistant.
Digiscoping with Nikon EDG Fieldscopes
As well as observation, EDG Fieldscopes have been designed right from the initial concept for digiscoping and as you would expect with a camera manufacturer like Nikon, connecting them to a digital camera is really simple with either a SLR camera attachment (FSA-L2) or bracket (FSB-U1) that connects to your eyepiece for standard compact digital cameras that will allow you to take spectacular telephoto photographs. Note: some Nikon Coolpix cameras don't need the bracket.
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There are four models in the series of Nikon III Fieldscopes, all with 60mm diameter objective lenses and come with eleven different compatible eyepieces.
The Nikon Fieldscope 60mm streight through EDIII and the angled EDIII A both feature Nikon’s excellent ED glass (extra-low dispersion glass) for chromatic aberration compensation and which produces extremely brighter and clearer images.
The Fieldscope III and III A (Angled) do not have ED glass, but all models have multilayered lenses and prisims to help with image brightness and clarity.
All Nikon III Fieldscopes are both waterproof and fog proof as they are filled with nitrogen gas and O-ring sealed.
Digiscoping with Nikon III Fieldscopes
III Fieldscopes also work well for digiscoping and as you would expect with a camera manufacturer like Nikon and you can easily connect your SLR digital camera with a special SLR camera attachment (FSA-L1) or bracket for normal compact digital cameras. Note: some Nikon Coolpix cameras don't need the bracket.
There are four models within the Nikon ED Fieldscope series, two with 85mm and two with 50mm diameter objective lenses
The straight Nikon ED82 and angled 82 A's come with eleven different compatible eyepieces and all ED models feature Nikon’s excellent ED glass (extra-low dispersion glass) for chromatic aberration compensation and which produces extremely brighter and clearer images.
The compact and lightweight 50mm-diameter ED fieldscopes are compatible with six MC eyepieces and three Wide DS eyepieces can easily be hand held and there is even a special hand holding case. Available in straight or angled design and three different colours - charcoal grey, pearlescent green and rose pink.
All Nikon ED Fieldscopes are both waterproof and fog proof as they are filled with nitrogen gas and O-ring sealed.
Digiscoping with Nikon ED Fieldscopes
Only the ED82 and 82A can connect your SLR digital camera with the special SLR camera attachment (FSA-L1), but all models can connect to a compact digital camera using a special bracket with some Nikon Coolpix cameras not even needing the bracket.
|Model name||Objective diameter (mm)
|Fieldscope ED82 A
|Fieldscope III A
|Fieldscope EDIII A
|Fieldscope ED50 A
|Spotting Scope RAIII 65 WP
|Spotting Scope RAIII 65 A WP
|Spotting Scope RAIII 82 WP
|Spotting Scope RAIII 82 A WP
|Spotter XL II
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Nikon binoculars, like the other Japanese binocular brands tend to focus on technology and value for money, without sacrificing quality, with some binoculars carrying a 25-year limited warranty.
Nikon is dedicated total customer satisfaction and are so sure of the quality of their products that, if your Nikon Binocular requires service or repair not covered by their 25 Year Limited Warranty, Nikon will repair or replace it (even if it was your fault) for just $10, plus return shipping and handling.
They offer a vast range of binoculars and provide binoculars for virtually any application, making it easy to find optics for your own specific needs.
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Adding to their impressive list of binoculars and spotting scopes, the Nikon range of riflescopes is also impressive. What is also impressive is the quality and value for money that you get with Nikon riflescopes: They are bright, clear, precise and rugged. Nikon is give sportsmen a wide selection of the best hunting optics money can buy— while at the same time pushing the envelope to create revolutionary capabilities for the serious hunter.
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Nikon's line of laser rangefinders designed for golfing and hunting and includes models with high-performance accuracy, slim, one-hand operation design, waterproof and fogproof construction, bright, multicoated optics, lithium battery, 7x magnification. Nikon knows that when distance matters, nothing is more essential than accuracy and most have half-yard precision up to 550 yards.
Nikon's golf rangefinders offer compact and lightweight design, fast, one-touch measurements, focusing diopter, multicoated optics, folding rubber eyecup, and LCD display; these rangefinders can distance different targets in succession for up to 8 seconds.
Nikon Rangefinder Range:
Combined with their cameras, Nikon leads the way in the field of digiscoping with a stellar array of attachments and adapters that combine any of their Fieldscopes and Spotting Scopes to the globally acclaimed Nikon COOLPIX and Nikon D-series SLR digital cameras. Because the equipment is all from the same brand, it enables you to easy capture close-ups of distant birds and wildlife - without having to carry along heavy telephoto lenses.
Nikon ED Glass
Nikon’s exclusive ED glass was developed to push the limits of optical performance by eliminating chromatic aberration, or the dispersion that occurs when light rays of varying wavelengths pass through optical glass. Nikon ED glass produces brilliant, high resolution images that are extremely bright, razor sharp and free of flare for unparalleled viewing.
Nikon dielectric coated prisms
These produce sharper and brighter views with multiple layers of anti-reflective compounds on the glass surface that make for bright and vivid sight pictures.
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