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Nikon announced four new Prostaff 5 fieldscopes

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Nikon Prostaff 5 fieldscopes

Nikon announced four new Prostaff 5 fieldscopes. The new models are all fog-free and waterproof (up to 1m/3.3ft. for up to 10 minutes). They can also be used with a digital camera bracket ($269.95) that will allow to attach a Coolpix camera.

Key features:

  • Brighter viewing in a sleek design
  • Compact, lightweight and smooth ergonomic design
  • Large objective lens for a brighter field of view
  • All lenses and prisms are multilayer-coated for brighter images
  • Chromatic aberration at the peripheries of the view field is minimized
  • Waterproof (up to 1 m/3.3 ft. for 10 minutes) and fog-free with nitrogen gas
  • Bayonet-type eyepiece mount with locking system enables quicker, more secure eyepiece connections
  • Three eyepieces exclusively for PROSTAFF 5 Fieldscopes are available as options: compatible with digital camera bracket, FSB series
  • Built-in sliding hood
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  • Anand

    LOL….hope this is not it!!!! LOL

    First!

    • Doug

      Yep this is it for the rest of the year and also the world is ending on the 6th. of this month, prepare your hopes and blades if you don’t want to see the end of the world you have to end your life by the 6th.

  • Not Surprised

    What are Nikon’s fieldscopes specialized for, exactly?

    What kind of activity are they intended for?

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ [NR] admin

      Birding mainly

      • TCD

        They are very useful while hunting (in certain cases). Binoculars are useful, but they can only help you see so far…

        • http://www.almondbutterscotch.com/home Almond Butterscotch

          +1.

      • danpe

        I’ll add firing range to the places I’ve seen fieldscopes.

      • http://www.eaglewheel.us bikinchris

        And not just birds. Spotting animals too. If you go to places like Yellowstone and stop at the parking lots, you will see the spotting scopes lined up side by side looking across the valleys for wildlife. Nikon does have a presence there, but you will see lots of Leica, Zeiss etc. lined up side by side.
        Nikon should donate nice spotting scopes to the lodges at the National parks for people to use, so they can get exposure to nice optics. it is sad to see people stuggle with their Tasco scope on a $10 tripod. If you breath on it, you lose the image for 10 seconds.

    • T.I.M

      @NotSurprised
      They are very helpfull to check if my hot neigbourg need a towel when she come out the shower !
      :o

      • http://haroldellis4444@gmail.com Harold Ellis

        that’s about only use there is for long glass.
        i paid 1500eur for special window in our food room so i can hide my telescope behind it and have clear overview of whole building block on another side of park.
        better then TV i tell ya.
        especially on days when Frau Ellis have her moods. But good for foreplay too.

  • Chris P

    Looks like an attempt to fill the gap between their lower priced scopes and the very expensive EDG series. The only scopes they have at this price point is the green bodied ones introduced well over 10 years ago.

  • Chris P

    Should have looked at Nikon UK site first. They are entry level scopes designed to replace the RAIII series. If you want a scope for general use/casual bird watching they are as good as any around the same price.

  • ISO addict

    Hi Admin — any buzz on a D800-S release or specs? Will they clone the D4 to D800-S in near future, when they release D4S?

  • broxibear

    Nikon South Africa posted this video today about their facilities, http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=71Eo983HRAQ#!
    Looks a lot nicer than Nikon UK http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=nikon+uk+richmond&hl=en&ll=51.428775,-0.306941&spn=0.005204,0.013937&sll=51.428933,-0.306796&layer=c&cid=5184556557545371440&cbp=13,59.84,,0,2.69&cbll=51.42867,-0.306919&hq=nikon+uk+richmond&t=m&z=17&panoid=ZuSoJPTVsnAlYKeYB75ZZw

    • Doug

      Uk one looks like a bunker, South Africa One looks like a apple regional Building, it should be the way round.

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ [NR] admin

      very nice indeed

  • Ric

    That’s it! I’m switching to Bushnell.

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