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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