Swarovski TLS APO 23mm Digiscoping Lens for ATS/STS/ATM/STM/STR Spotting Scopes

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Swarovski TLS APO 23mm Digiscoping Lens for ATS/STS/ATM/STM/STR Spotting Scopes
Key Features
  • Apochromatic Configuration
  • For Micro Four Thirds Cameras
  • Enables Viewing and Photography
  • Works with Angled or Straight Modules
Swarovski Optik's TLS APO 23mm Digiscoping Lens makes it easy to use a Swarovski spotting scope as a telephoto lens for a Micro Four Thirds camera, achieving sharp images and video of distant details. Its 23mm apochromatic lens eliminates spherical and chromatic aberrations, so images have true color rendition with zero distortion across the entire frame.
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Swarovski TLS APO Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Compatibility
  • 3Optical Performance
  • 4Effective Focal Length
  • 5Functionality

Swarovski Optik's TLS APO 23mm Digiscoping Lens makes it easy to use a Swarovski spotting scope as a telephoto lens for a Micro Four Thirds camera, achieving sharp images and video of distant details. Its 23mm apochromatic lens eliminates spherical and chromatic aberrations, so images have true color rendition with zero distortion across the entire frame.

When the TLS APO, a T2 adapter, and camera body are mounted to the spotting scope eyepiece, users are treated to a truly stunning digiscoping experience. The TLS APO's lens perfectly aligns the camera sensor with the focal plane of the transmitted image. Regardless of the camera used, you will capture contrast-rich and sharp video and still images using the premium optics of your Swarovski spotting scope. A camera and T2 camera adapter are required to complete the Swarovski digiscoping system, and are not included.

Compatibility

  • ATS/STS/ATM/STM/STR spotting scopes
  • Cameras with Micro Four Thirds sensors

Optical Performance

  • The apochromatic optics ensure that image quality from your scope will not be degraded by the TLS APO adapter. Capture the same stunning images with your digital camera that you see through the eyepiece

Effective Focal Length

  • ATS/STS 65 & 80: 1150-2300mm

Functionality

  • Switching between the spotting scope's modular eyepiece and a camera rig is easy due to the slide-down mount system on the adapter sleeve
UPC: 708026493317

Swarovski TLS APO Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight1.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.5 x 5.2 x 4.5"
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If you use a Canon 7D and just the TLS APO, ...

If you use a Canon 7D and just the TLS APO, should you get a clear photo, or is it slightly blurry like mine turns out? Photos are good on the scope, just concerned something is wrong with my adapter or the way I am using it
Asked by: Anonymous
I cannot answer your question without knowing what scope you are using.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2019-05-06

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I have an STS 80 scope and a Nikon D5100 camera. Which TLS APO adapter would be the right size? 23 mm, 30 mm, or 43 mm?
Asked by: Jessi L.
Hi Jessi - the TLS APO 30 is the one that was designed to work best with an APS sensor camera like the D5100. You would attach the TLS APO 30 to the camera using a T-mount (also called a T-2 mount) for Nikon F. Here is the tricky part - since the T-mount is non-electronic (has no electrical contacts to relay lens information to the camera body), when it is attached to either Nikon D3000-series or D5000-series camera bodies, the camera will read Lens Not Attached and the light meter will not turn on. If you have a D300, D7000-series, or D500 camera body, the camera will correctly meter on both Aperture Preferred and Manual. It's a Nikon thing, not a Swarovski Optik thing. All is not lost - you will need to set the D5100 on Manual, pick an ISO and Shutter Speed, take a test shot, and adjust the exposure if needed to get it correct. Once you have the camera dialed in, you will only have to change settings if either the lighting changes or you zoom the scope eyepiece (which will change the amount of light hitting the sensor).
Answered by: CLAYTON T. Swarovski Expert
Date published: 2018-08-28

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What adapter would be used for this for a Nikon V2 camera?
Asked by: Virginia W.
With your camera I would use the swaroski flip-up camera mount this mount allows you to use the cameras own lens whitch means you have appiture control witch you don't have with the TLS APO
Answered by: MACK G.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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I recently bought a Canon 5d Mark iii. I started with teh the EOS 7d and the TLS APO. When I fit the TLS APO on the Canon 5d I get a lot of vignetting. Is this because it is a full frame camera ? and what can be done aganinst it? With the 7d I had no problem. Just poor image quality with the TLS APO ;-((Ger
Asked by: Ger B.
Your right about the vignetting. The APO is designed for a crop sensor camera like the 7D. However, there is a work around if you want to use it on your 5D. Go to the fourth menu in the Settings menu and change theAspect ratio. I would do some test shots to see which one you like best. the other option is of coursecropping the pic your editing software. BTW I sold my Spotting Scope gear. Hope tis helps.
Answered by: Robert J K.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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I am using Nikon D800 (and D500). I know I have to focus manually with this digiscoping adapter. Do the A and S modes work, or do I have to shoot in complete Manual mode?
Asked by: Alfred L.
Hi Alfred - My apologies for the delayed response. You can use the camera in Aperture Preferred mode and it will correctly meter the scene. Using it in Manual, the system will show you whether your selected ISO and Shutter Speed combination is correct (gives a + / - indication in the viewfinder) as you are taking photos. You do not have to set a wide-open lens aperture value, because this is not a stop-down metering lens like if you were using an older-model / non-electronic Nikkor lens. I am not entirely sure how Nikon structures its TAv system, but it might be possible for you to set a shutter speed and allow the camera to change ISO values as the lighting changes for the scene. Other camera companies do support that system.
Answered by: CLAYTON T. Swarovski Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Can I use these TLS APO Digiscope Lense for my Canon EOS M6 with a good result?
Asked by: Ingvar B.
I use mine with a Nikon D7000 with great results. I use the T2 adapter on the TLS APO which allows me to connect it to the camera body. Wonderful system.
Answered by: Mark B.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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I have a Sony a6000 (e-mount), how can I mount this camera?
Asked by: Anonymous
If you have the TLS APO, you just need a T2 adapter. For an overview, go to the Swarovski optic website, find the section on Spotting Scopes > Photo Equipment > TLS APO and you'll see everything you need.
Answered by: DARWIN S.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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