Monday, December 10, 2012

A New Standard for Digiscoping Adapters


Swarovski's new TLS APO and DCBII adapters have set a new digiscoping standard for form and function, but there were a few casualties along the way. Their popular DCA and UCA adapters have been discontinued and we have only a few of each remaining in stock at Eagle Optics. Noteworthy not only for ATS/STS and ATM/STM scope owners, the DCA and UCA can be used on a few other non-Swarovski spotting scopes. This may be your last chance to get them. While Swarovski made the TLS APO and DCBII adapters compatible with their older scope models, they will not work with any non-Swarovski spotting scopes. To ensure that you select the correct adapter for the scope model you own, here's a nifty diagram showing Swarovski's current line of digiscoping adapters and what types of cameras they work with. Note: What goes for the ATS/STS series also works for ATM/STM scopes.

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Here's a list of other alpha-class spotting scopes and currently available adapters, also noting those slated to be discontinued. I’ve also indicated the types of cameras they work with.

Kowa Prominar 77/88
Kowa DA10 Digital Camera Adapter
  • Point-and-shoot digital cameras
  • Mirrorless compacts like the Nikon 1 V1 and V2
  • Micro 4/3s Systems
  • DSLR cameras

Kowa TSN IP4S iPhone 4/4S Digiscoping Bracket
  • iPhone 4 or 4s only

Kowa DA4 Universal Digital Camera Adapter
  • Point-and-shoot digital cameras

Kowa TSN-PZ Digital SLR Photo Adapter
  • Mirrorless compacts like the Nikon 1 V1 and V2
  • Micro 4/3s Systems
  • DSLR cameras

Zeiss Diascope 65/85
Zeiss Diascope Photo Adapter
  • Mirrorless compacts like the Nikon 1 V1 and V2
  • Micro 4/3s Systems
  • DSLR cameras

Zeiss Quick Camera Adapter II (DISCONTINUED)
  • Point-and-shoot digital cameras
  • Mirrorless compacts like the Nikon 1 V1 and V2
  • Micro 4/3s Systems
  • DSLR cameras

Leica APO 65/82
Leica X2 digiscoping adapter
  • Only Leica X2 cameras!

1 comment:

  1. You're missing the Leica Digital Adapter 3 (DA3):
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=519096&Q=&is=USA&A=details

    and the Leica SLR adapter:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/893286-REG/Leica_42306_SLR_Photo_Adapter.html

    and for those with Leica D-Lux4 or D-Lux5 cameras (and some Panasonic cameras released around the same time), there are mated adapters like the one for the X2:

    D-Lux4 adapter:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/618004-REG/Leica_42309_Digiscoping_Adapter_for_the.html/LEDSADL4

    D-Lux 5 Adapter:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/750509-REG/Leica_42332_D_LUX_5_Digiscoping_Adapter.html

    you should really read our digiscoping brochure, it gives a lot of information on our offerings, as well as some tips on the art of digiscoping:
    http://us.leica-camera.com/assets/file/download.php?filename=file_7792.pdf

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