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Nikon announced digiscoping adapter DSA-N1 and DSB-N1 bracket for Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras

Nikon announced two new products that will enable the use of Nikon fieldscopes on Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras. Similar product already exists for DSLRs (see sample images). The latest Nikon fieldscopes have built-in VR technology (some models cost over $5,000). Here are the details on the new DSA-N1 adapter and DSB-N1 bracket:

Nikon Digiscoping Adapter DSA-N1

  • Adapter for digiscoping which connects a Nikon 1 body to a Nikon Fieldscope with an eyepiece, enabling super-telephoto shooting
  • Attaches directly to the Nikon 1 mount
  • Attaches to a Nikon Fieldscope easily, since optical axis adjustment is not required.
  • Allows use of the camera's A: Aperture-priority auto and M: Manual exposure modes
  • Easy-to-carry compact size
  • Compatible with various eyepieces, and capable of super-telephoto shooting at various focus range settings

Nikon Digiscoping Bracket DSB-N1

  • Bracket for digiscoping which connects a Nikon 1 camera with a 1 NIKKOR lens and Nikon Fieldscope with an eyepiece, enabling super-telephoto shooting
  • Includes a cable release (approx. 50cm) to prevent camera shake when shooting; the cable release socket is attached to the Bracket
  • Includes a light-shielding rubber sheet to prevent external light from entering

Specifications of DSA-N1 and DSB-N1

DSA-N1*1 DSB-N1*2
Size 58mm (Height) x 68mm (Diameter)
(without cap and projections)
101mm (Width) x 106mm (Height) x 127mm (Depth)
(without projections)
Weight 180g 270g (without accessories)
Compatible Nikon 1 cameras V1*3, J1*3, J2 V1, J1, J2
Compatible 1 NIKKOR lenses - 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6
1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/35-5.6
1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8
Compatible Fieldscopes EDG Fieldscope 85 VR/85-A VR/85/85-A/65/65-A
Fieldscope ED82/ED82 A/EDIII/EDIII A/III/III A/ED50/ED50 A
EDG Fieldscope 85 VR/85-A VR/85/85-A/65/65-A
Fieldscope ED82/ED82 A/EDIII/EDIII A/III/III A/ED50/ED50 A
Compatible eyepieces EDG Fieldscope eyepieces FEP-20W, FEP-30W, FEP-38W, FEP-50W
Wide DS Fieldscope eyepieces 16x/24x/30x Wide DS, 27x/40x/50x Wide DS
EDG Fieldscope eyepieces FEP-20W, FEP-30W, FEP-38W, FEP-50W, FEP-75W, FEP-25LER
Wide DS Fieldscope eyepieces 16x/24x/30x Wide DS, 27x/40x/50x Wide DS, 40x/60x/75x Wide DS

*1Depending on the type of camera and eyepiece, illumination fall-off and shadows may occur at the peripheries. Noise in the form of lines may appear in pictures depending on the shooting condition.
*2Depending on the type of camera and eyepiece, vignetting and shadows may occur. Carefully adjust the optical axis so that vignetting and shadows are minimized. Vignetting and shadows may not completely disappear. Noise in the form of lines may appear in pictures depending on the shooting condition.
*3Firmware A and B should be upgraded to ver.1.20 or later.

For more info visit Nikon Sport Optics.

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  • stepper

    Lol at that cable release. Sort of a “Rube Goldberg” way of going about it I thinks.

    • ragamofyn

      true. but something’s gotta push the button! :-)

    • johndoe

      The term that popped into my mind first was ‘ghetto’
      :-)

  • D12345678

    And once again, Nikon neglects DX in favour of this crap

    • Fry

      And once again, no one cares what you think about CX.

  • D12345678

    I have nothing at all against CX, but i bet a lot more people care about DX than CX overall. Nikon has been FX, CX, FX, CX, FX and then a tiny bit of DX all year.

    • HotDuckZ

      Hi, I bet a lot of more people won’t care your post too. But hey why they read it? Because you type it! We’re lost the time.

      • iamlucky13

        Let’s hear it for the educational system!

  • Eric Duminil

    What’s the focal equivalent for 35mm?

    • Fry

      hard to tell, no official numbers provided by Nikon.

      But they say the FSA-L2 adapter for FX provides a 3.5 “zoom” and a focal range of 500 to 1,750mm when used with the larger fieldscope (EDG Fieldscope 85 VR/85-A).

      So if it was possible to combine the fieldscope with the FSA-L2 FX adapter and the FT1 mount adapter, than it would translate to 1350-4725mm.

      If the DSA-N1 adapter does not provide any additional teleconversion, using it with
      the larger fieldscope would provide 360-1350mm range (35mm equiv.)

      …though my calculations might be wrong, I have no experience with fieldscopes..

      • Vin

        I think the 35mm equivalent on cx with scope must be much more. I think my zoom scope on a DX was like 4000mm. I then put a 2X on it an the planet Mars would fill the frame if that is any point of reference. Happy Thanksgiving to all and a merry Black Friday to all your credit cards.

        • Vin

          That may not of been taking into consideration the 1.5 x for DX. So 4000 mm x 1.5 = 6000 mm x 2x = 12, 000 mm to view Mars.

          • Vin

            Yes. Looked at conversions. 60X on a scope = 4000 mm in 35mm equivalent. Then add your DX or CX conversion.

        • Steve

          Great. Now I can do a mosaic of Jupiter.

  • Wally in Austin

    Hw about an adapter for using my SB 800 flash? Oh no plans to well we move to NEX and Phottix/Pixel King

  • Jan F. Rasmussen

    Does it work with angle scopes (that most birders prefer) too?

    • pointshooter

      I belive the cameramount should fit on all of the scopes, probably on some from other brands asweel.

  • Nikonguy

    Lol..what about the V2 which should be available next week.

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

      A reader already got his V2 in Japan. They will probably start shipping in the US next week.

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