Does anyone have experience using this system. It attaches to a Nikon spotting scope and presents the image on an LCD screen, allowing more than one person to view. Also connects to camcorder and allows the scope to be used as a mega mm telephoto lens. Thanks for any info.
#1. "RE: Nikon Field Imaging system" | In response to Reply # 0BJNicholls Charter MemberWed 02-May-01 07:18 PM
I've only read a couple of short reviews. It looks interesting and isn't too awfully expensive ($760 US with LCD monitor, $475 without at B&H). My wife bought a new Fieldscope III 60 ED with a couple of eyepieces, and it's a superb scope. It would be fun to hook up our digital camcorder. The MX-a system also includes an F-mount adapter that lets you use it with Nikon SLR lenses.
#2. "RE: Nikon Field Imaging system" | In response to Reply # 0Obregon Charter MemberTue 05-Jun-01 09:57 AM
I've got one. I guess I love technology so I got it as soon as it came out. I used it one weekend. Everyone oh'ed and ah'ed. The camera is about the size of a package of cigarettes. But I haven't touched it since.
It works well and does what the advertisements claim. I guess if I wanted to videotape something through the scope, it would be great.
The screen lets you get a greater magnification than with an eyepiece, but of course it is pixels and not continuous, like film. The digital guys probably won't find this annoying, but it's disconcerting to me in my bird watching role. With the camera mounted on the scope, it is very difficult to track a bird. I used it by selecting the object, removing the scope eyepiece and mounting the camera. Magnification is higher than most eyepieces, but with the new 25-60x eyepiece that Nikon is offering, this seems like less of a reason to get the apparatus.
In summery, if you have an application where you need to videotape something through a scope, it's a great kit. Otherwise you probably don't need it.
#3. "RE: Nikon Field Imaging system" | In response to Reply # 2