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Nikon introduces new EDG Fieldscope Series

Nikon introduces the new EDG (pronounced "edge") Fieldscope series. The two straight models 65 and 68, and the two angled models 65-A and 85-A, are all waterproofed with O-ring seals and nitrogen gas, allowing the Fieldscopes to be used in adverse weather conditions. Seven different eyepieces are also available, and the newly developed zoom eyepiece offers superb optical performance with minimized distortion and long eye relief. Numerous Coolpix compact digital cameras can be attached to EDG eyepieces...

PRESS SUMMARY

How to use a Field / Spotting Scope with Nikon digital camerasNikon Vision Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Nikon Corporation, is pleased to introduce the EDG Fieldscope series, a new Nikon Sport Optics brand.

EDG is pronounced “edge” because the series provides edge-to-edge brilliance and overall leading-edge performance. The optical and mechanical results of the current fieldscope series, which has won plaudits from users around the world, have been enhanced for the new EDG series. The outstanding performance of EDG Fieldscopes, including natural color reproduction and crisp clarity, has been achieved through the use of Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass. The straight-type models also feature dielectric high-reflective multilayer prism coating.

Both the main bodies and eyepieces of the EDG Fieldscopes are waterproofed with O-ring seals and nitrogen gas, allowing EDG Fieldscopes to be used in adverse weather conditions. Seven kinds of eyepiece are available, providing unparalleled performance in differing environments. The newly developed zoom eyepiece in particular offers superb optical performance with minimized distortion and long eye relief (18.4-16.5mm).


Key Features

• Nikon's ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass for chromatic aberration compensation
• Phase correction coated roof prism for high resolution
• Dielectric high-reflective multilayer prism coating on roof prism for the brightest view (straight models only)
• All lenses and prisms are multilayer-coated for the brightest images
• Bayonet mount with lock for EDG eyepieces
• Fog-free and waterproof up to 2 m for 10 min.—thanks to use of O-rings and nitrogen gas (water-resistant main body/eyepiece joint)
• New and stylish design
• Three tripod mount screw holes provided for flexible mounting position; optimum balance realized by CAE (Computer Aided Engineering)


Key Features - Eyepiece

• Seven new kinds of eyepieces for optimum optical performance
• Bayonet mount with lock for easy attachment and release
• Fully multilayer coated
• Fog-free and waterproof up to 2 m for 10 min.—thanks to use of O-rings and nitrogen gas (water-resistant main body/eyepiece joint)
• Eyecup moves in and out at turn of eyepiece ring and stops at any of three click-stops to facilitate observation and digiscoping (not applicable to FEP-30W, FEP-25LER and FEP-20-60)
• FEP-30W offers a choice of eyecup: soft rubber cup for observation and digiscoping eyecup for connecting with the Digital Camera Bracket FSB-series
• FEP-25LER has ultra long 32.3 mm eye relief
• FEP-20-60 features long eye relief (18.4-16.5 mm) and minimized distortion with aspherical lens
• Numerous COOLPIX series compact digital cameras can be attached to EDG eyepieces (except FEP-20-60) with digital camera bracket FSB-series

Additional information: How to use a Field / Spotting Scope with Nikon digital cameras
March 14, 2009
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