Thursday, September 22, 2005

Adapter Sleeve for AT/ST Swarovski scope!

Ever since Swarovski introduced the Digital Camera Adapter (DCA) for digiscoping, I’ve desired a simple way of adapting it to my older style AT/ST spotting scope. That day has finally come! This new adapter sleeve compresses over the eyepiece giving it the correct diameter to match up with the DCA.

After extensively testing the adapter sleeve, I found the DCA for fixed eyepieces has a perfect fit with the AT/ST 20-60x zoom eyepiece. When using the DCA for zoom, a slight obstruction occurred along the right circular (vignetted) edge 1x optical zoom using a Nikon Coolpix 995. Unfortunately, the shadowing was still evident with flat backgrounds even when optically zooming the camera past 2X.

So, if you have the older AT/ST series scope and eyepiece like I do, and you want to use Swarovski’s DCA, you need to get the adapter sleeve plus the DCA for fixed eyepieces even for the old zoom eyepiece.

There is also news that Leica will be introducing a digiscoping adapter for their Televid spotting scopes that is not proprietary to the Leica digilux cameras. More on that after October 1st.

If you have any questions, just drop me an email!

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