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Nikon FSA-L1 Fieldscope Digiscoping SLR Camera Adapter

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Product Highlights
  • Allows "Av" Mode on D-Series SLRs
  • Allows Centerweighted & Spot Metering
  • Allows Matrix Metering on D2 Series
  • 800mm f/13 w/ 60mm Fieldscopes
  • 1000mm f/13 w/ 82mm Fieldscopes
  • Made in Japan

The Nikon FSA-L1 Digital SLR Camera Adapter allows photography with Nikon F-mount digital SLR cameras and the line of Nikon Fieldscopes, but can also be used with film-based Nikon F-mount SLR cameras.  It is not used in conjunction with an eyepiece, but rather you remove the eyepiece and attach this device where the eyepiece would normally attach to the Fieldscope.  You then attach you F-mount camera to the other end of this device, and you're ready to shoot.

Although this adapter is recommended for use with the Nikon digital SLR cameras, it can be used with the F6, F5, F100, FM10, FE10, F65/N65 and F55/N55 cameras as well.  It is not recommended for use with the F75/N75, F80/N80 & FM3a cameras because you must determine exposure yourself and what a handheld meter may tell you does not necessarily correlate to the accurate exposure for this combination.

All ventures in the world of telescope photography require the use of a sturdy tripod, first and foremost.  You must take great care to keep vibrations during exposure to an absolute minimum.  Employing a cable release, electronic release or remote control for tripping the shutter is absolutely necessary.  And while it is not necessary per se, a mounting bracket will do wonders to reduce vibrations of your rig.

Note! Not compatible with the Fieldscope ED50 series.

Transforms your Fieldscope into an 1200mm or 1500mm super-telephoto lens for Nikon digital SLR cameras (35mm-format equivalent)
Side button acknowledges which Fieldscope is in use (60mm, 60mm ED, 78mm or 82mm)
Adapter rotates to change camera composition between horizontal/vertical
Effective Magnification 23x with 82mm Fieldscopes
18x with 60mm Fieldscopes
Effective Aperture f/13.0
Angle of View 1.4° with the 60mm Fieldscopes
1.1° with the 82mm Fieldscopes
Minimum Focus Distance 16.4' (5 m)
Length 5.6" (143mm)
Weight 11.3 oz (320 g)
Nikon FSA-L1 Fieldscope Digiscoping SLR Camera Adapter
  • Push-On Eyepiece-Side Cap
  • LF-1 Rear Lens Cap for F Mount Lenses
  • Soft Padded Case
  • Small Screwdriver (Adjusts Side Button Indicating Particular Fieldscope)
  • 25-Year Warranty Against Manufacturer Defects
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    NikonFSA-L1 Fieldscope Digiscoping SLR Camera Adapter
     
    4.7

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong magnification (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Avid adventurer (3), Casual/ recreational (3)
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        4.0

        Amazing results at a fraction of $

        By Tmanshooter

        from So CA

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Awesome Magnification
        • Easy to use
        • Great Buy Compared To The
        • Great For Live View Shoot
        • Sensitivity Controls
        • Sensitivity Controls Ok

        Cons

        • Requires Remote Trigger
        • Requires Support Bracket
        • Settings On Camera Manual

        Best Uses

        • Amazing Spy Photos
        • Shooting Landscape
        • Shooting Wildlife

        Comments about Nikon FSA-L1 Fieldscope Digiscoping SLR Camera Adapter:

        I use the converter to connect my D7100 to my Nikon Fiedscope ED82.The results are amazing considering you need to pay $ + for a Nikkor 800mm zoom.The product does require a strong tripod, and I recommend the Manfrotto 393 Heavy Duty Gimbal Type Telephoto Lens Support. The 393 will add huge value to your digiscoping, shooting and video. I also suggest a remote control, or wire shutter release. Lastly, it takes care to manually adjust your settings, but the payoff is well worth the time.

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        5.0

        Esay to Use

        By Bob

        from Princeton NJ

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Strong Magnification

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nikon FSA-L1 Fieldscope Digiscoping SLR Camera Adapter:

            I use this adapter with a Nikon ED 82 scope and Nikon D5100 camera. It is easy to install and attach the camera. The result is a F13 1000mm lense. Pictures are clear.

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            5.0

            Nice

            By Angry Curmudgeon

            from Southern California

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                  Comments about Nikon FSA-L1 Fieldscope Digiscoping SLR Camera Adapter:

                  Purchased to use between a Nikon 60 mm Fieldscope (probably 15 years old) and a Canon EOS body (via a Bowers adapter).

                  While it is expensive, it appears to do a great job. I have difficulty in getting sharp focus, but that is not a problem of the FSA-L1. Focused pix with good exposure settings are awesome.

                  The FSA-L1 is well built, and has a provision to rotate the camera body to horizontal or vertical (or anywhere in between). Just unscrew the scope eyepiece, screw in the FSA-L1, snap the body on the rear, rotate it into position, focus, and snap.

                  My longest Canon lens is 400 mm (with a 1.6x kiss via a small sensor to 660mm). The Fieldscope is f13 1200mm equivalent.

                  The FSA-L1 comes with a nice soft case and has front/rear caps included.

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                  5.0

                  Extremely satisfied

                  By sensencw

                  from Calgary, AB, Canada

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Ease of Use
                  • Image quality
                  • Strong Magnification

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Digiscoping
                    • Wildlife Photography

                    Comments about Nikon FSA-L1 Fieldscope Digiscoping SLR Camera Adapter:

                    The FSA-L1 converts the Nikon Fieldscopes into telephoto lenses. It has a built-in chip, which transfers information to digital cameras and thus allows even those Nikon bodies, which cannot be used in automatic modes with manual focus lenses to work with the FSA-L1. The image quality is great when used with the Fieldscope 82ED. This is still one of the cheapest solutions to enter into very long tele photography. The f-stop is only f/13, but with the newest DSLRs and their high-ISO abilities, this is not really a problem.

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                    5.0

                    Yew I would buy this product again!!!

                    By Gman

                    from Bakersfield, CA

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Bright Eyepiece
                    • Sensitivity Controls
                    • Strong Magnification

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Astronomy
                      • Shooting

                      Comments about Nikon FSA-L1 Fieldscope Digiscoping SLR Camera Adapter:

                      It's a Nikon, what can I say! It works great with my Fieldscope and my D300s Nikon Camera.

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                      4.0

                      Good product. Made in Japan!

                      By Brazucas

                      from Santos - Brazil

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Bright Eyepiece

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Astronomy
                        • Bright Conditions
                        • Low Visibility
                        • Security

                        Comments about Nikon FSA-L1 Fieldscope Digiscoping SLR Camera Adapter:

                        Easy to install and require a little practice to manage the focus ring in fieldscope to take the best results. Nice and clean pictures.

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