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Nikon MONARCH Fieldscope 30-60 x 82mm - Straight Body - with DSLR Adaptor

SKU: NKFSM82S MFR: 6984
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About the Nikon MONARCH Fieldscope

The Nikon MONARCH Fieldscope's versatility is the unique Hybrid Body System, which provides users total interchangeability of objective lens, prism body and eyepiece components, along with the ability to adapt the objective lens directly to a DSLR camera via the digiscoping attachment for ultra-high resolution imaging.

For instance, should the owner of the MONARCH 60mm Straight Body Outfit desire a larger objective lens for observation or digiscoping, they only need to purchase the 82mm Objective Lens Unit. Or, if a situation dictated the need for an angled body, only the Angled Prism Unit needs to be purchased. Each of the other system components is consistent and fully functional throughout the line.

The MONARCH Fieldscope was created to satisfy the critical demands of both the observer and the digiscoping enthusiast. The system's Digiscoping Attachment provides the ability for prime focus digiscoping-or directly connecting the Objective Lens Unit to a Nikon Digital SLR Camera through the Digiscoping attachment (FSA-L3), without the need to go through a prism unit or eyepiece. What is then effectively a super-telephoto lens allows more image-carrying light to pass through to the camera's image sensor without vignetting and other image degradation.

The MONARCH Fieldscope's Objective Lens Unit features the Dual Trans Focus System, which allows both fast focusing and fine focusing with the same focusing ring. Simply rotate the ring with a wide angle for fast focus. Rotate in the opposite direction and focus speed automatically slows down to one-third for slower, more precise focus. Focal length for the FX format DSLR camera using the 82mm Objective Unit is 500mm (750mm with DX format). Using the 60mm Objective Unit, focal length 400mm (600mm for DX format).

The Objective Lens Unit also features an extended sleeve mechanism engineered for smooth attachment and detachment. The goal is to reduce any optical axis deviation with either the Digiscoping Attachment or the Prism Unit attached, assuring universally sharp, high quality images.

Optical quality and performance of the new MONARCH Fieldscope is assured through the application of several Nikon technologies-first and foremost is its advanced apochromatic optical system with ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass lenses. This advanced system, combined with Nikon's legendary ED glass, corrects not only chromatic aberrations of red, blue and green wavelengths, but also violet chromatic aberration, which may otherwise interfere with contrast-rich image quality.

The MONARCH Fieldscope also features Nikon's Field Flattener Lens System, engineered to reduce field curvature and minimize both astigmatism and coma aberration for uncommonly sharp, high-resolution viewing and digiscoping images. Combined with advanced anti-reflective lens multi coating technologies, the lens system in the new MONARCH provides exacting color fidelity and inspiring brightness.

The Prism Units developed for the MONARCH Fieldscope system (Porro prism in the straight model and Nikon's original Total Reflection Prism in angled model) are designed to significantly reduce the amount of light lost during the reflection process and to provide clear, bright views. Advanced prism coatings uniformly transmit the light of a wide range of wavelengths.

With the MONARCH Fieldscope, users also have the ability to interchange eyepieces. The wide angle 30-60x zoom eyepiece that comes in the 82mm outfit becomes a 24-48x eyepiece when attached to the 60mm Fieldscope. Optional wide angle 20-60x (16-48x) zoom and a fixed power wide angle 38x (30x) Wide Angle eyepieces are also available. Each model features Nikon's multi-layer coatings that enhance light transmission and offer a uniformly sharp image throughout the field of view from center to periphery. The new CircuLock eyepiece attachment system is provided with a collet chuck and ratchet mechanism. The collet chuck secures the eyepiece uniformly and minimizes optical axis deviation, while an integral ratchet mechanism allows the eyepiece to be quickly removed.

The new MONARCH Fieldscope was engineered with inclement weather in mind. By engineering each component with minimal inter-space and integrating flexible, airtight packing at every connection joint, the Fieldscope system assures waterproof, fogproof performance. A fully rubber-armored exterior body further defies the conditions by providing comfortable handling, wet or dry.

Nikon MONARCH Fieldscope Includes

  • 82mm Monarch Fieldscope
  • Zoom eyepiece
  • Straight Viewing Module
  • FSA-L3 Digiscoping Attachment for DSLR
  • Nikon 25 Year U.S.A. Warranty
  • Lifetime $10.00 No-Fault Repair/Replacement Policy

Nikon MONARCH Fieldscope Features

  • Hybrid Body System realises an optimised optical system for both observing and digiscoping; employs a unit structure that permits the prism unit to be easily attached/detached from the objective lens unit; enables your desired combination of Fieldscope diameter, prism and eyepiece for observation, as well as realising prime focus digiscoping
  • One focus ring for quick and fine-focusing performance: Dual Trans Focus System
  • Advanced apochromat optical system uses ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass, realising a contrast-rich, clearer field of view
  • Field-flattener lens system employed for consistent sharpness across the entire field of view
  • Multilayer coating is applied to all lens and prism surfaces, ensuring superior brightness and colour fidelity
  • Highly reliable sleeve mechanism enables connection of an objective lens unit and prism unit to minimise optical axis deviation
  • Employing a prism featuring total reflection minimises light loss and provides abright, clear field of view
  • Fully rubber-armoured exterior body fits comfortably in your hand; easy-to-operate focus ring
  • Labyrinth structure prevents water entering and each unit is filled with nitrogen gas for waterproof performance
  • Objective lens unit/Prism unit: Waterproof (up to 1m for 10 min.) and fog-freewith nitrogen gas
    Unit joint: Waterproof (water equivalent to 5mm per minute for a duration of 30 minutes)
    Eyepiece: Not waterproof. Waterproof when attached to the Fieldscope body

Nikon MONARCH Fieldscope Specifications

Objective diameter (mm) 82mm
Close focusing distance 16.4 feet / 5m
Filter-attachment size 86mm
Length 13"/332mm (14.37"/365mm When hood is fully extended)
Height 4.8" / 122mm
Width 3.93" / 100mm
Weight 60 oz / 1670g
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