Kowa TSN-VA3 Digiscoping Adapter

Kowa TSN-VA3 Digiscoping Adapter

Kowa TSN-VA3 Digiscoping Adapter

Kowa TSN-VA3 Digiscoping Adapter

Show MoreLess


Now Viewing:

Special Order
Expected availability: 3-5 weeks

Product Highlights

  • For TSN-88* & TSN-77* Scopes
  • Built-In Eyepiece Function
  • Does NOT Require an Eyepiece
  • Requires DA-1 Series Adapter Ring
  • Usable with SLR Cameras
  • Usable with Point & Shoot Cameras
Show moreShow less

Enter to win a $1000 B&H Gift Card!

Share a favorite product for chances to win one of four $1000 B&H Gift Cards! 1 new winner announced every Monday starting Nov 13th!
Limit 1 entry per day; Come back every day to increase your chance of winning!

Be sure to mention #BHWishList when you share!

Share on Twitter

Congrats to our winners so far:

Jordan S, Laura H

Next winner: 11/27/2017

Official Rules


NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The B & H $1,000.00 Giveaway (the "Giveaway" or "Sweepstakes") is void where prohibited by law and is sponsored by B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 ("Sponsor"). It is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Twitter in any way.

Entry Period/Methods of Entry. The Sweepstakes will run from on or about November 6, 2017 until on or about December 4, 2017 (the "Entry Period"). Entries received outside the Entry Period are void. Enter the Sweepstakes via either one of the following methods. (1) Share any product found on the B&H website on Facebook or Twitter via the dedicated links therein (www.bhphoto.com) and mention #BHWishList; or (2) Mail a postcard (postmarked during the Entry Period) containing your name, address, phone number, and email address, and indicate the subject(s), if any, about which you are interested in receiving future emails from B&H (e.g. photo, video, audio, computers, home theater, portable entertainment) (optional) to: B&H $1,000.00 Giveaway, c/o B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (either option, an "Entry"). Entries must not, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Entries deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Entries owned by a third party, or the use of any trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, or products owned by a third party are not acceptable for entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit 1 entry per person, per day.

Winner Selection/Prizes/Odds. The B&H Social Team will randomly select a winner from among all eligible entries every Monday during the Entry Period, for a total four (4) winners (each a "Winner"). Each Winner will receive a B&H Gift Card pre-valued in the amount of $1,000.00. No cash or other substitutions will be offered. Winner selection is in the sole and absolute discretion of the B&H Social Team. Any taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners will be notified and receive their prize at the email address associated with the account to which their Entry was posted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Identity of Winners/Eligible Participants. Winners will be identified by the email account associated with the Facebook or Twitter account from which their Entry was submitted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. An email account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such email account by the internet access or online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such email account. Any issues regarding the identity of a Winner shall be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Sweepstakes is only open to residents of the United States that are at least eighteen (18) years of age on their entry date and is not open to employees of Sponsor, their immediate family, any person domiciled with such employees, or any affiliates or subsidiaries of Sponsor.

Entry Ownership/Entrant Agreements. Entrants retain full ownership and copyrights to their Submission. However, by entering the Sweepstakes entrants grant Sponsor permission to use their Entries for promotional purposes on their respective social media channels with proper credit. Entrants also agree: (a) to be bound by these Official B&H $1,000.00 Giveaway Rules; (b) that any claims related to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and that awards, shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Sweepstakes, and shall not include incidental or consequential damages or attorneys fees; and (c) that any actual or perceived ambiguities in these rules shall be interpreted by Sponsor in their sole discretion.

Limitation of Liability/Sponsor Modification/Cancellation Rights/ Choice of Law/ Venue/ Winners List. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete entries or for failure to receive entries due to technical failures or human error of any kind. Winners agree that Sponsor will have no responsibility for losses or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of the prizes. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's consent to the publication of his or her name by Sponsor in any media for commercial or promotional purposes without limitation or further compensation subject to Sponsor's respective Privacy Policies. Sponsor may modify or discontinue the Sweepstakes at any time and may disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it determines, in its sole discretion, to have attempted to or actually tampered with or otherwise abused any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that in the unlikely event a dispute arises in connection with this Sweepstakes, it will be governed by the laws of the State of New York and heard exclusively in a court of applicable jurisdiction in the County and State of New York irrespective of any choice of law provisions to the contrary. To receive names of the winners by U.S. mail, please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., Attn: B&H $1,000.00 Giveaway, 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Any Winners List request must be received by B&H within one (1) year of the date the Sweepstakes is conducted.

Let us know how to reach you if you win!

Privacy 100% guaranteed; email address for contact purposes only


Already have a B&H account? Just log in tomorrow to enter again!

$0.00 Tax Collected Outside NY and NJ

You Pay: $899.00

Add to Wish List Item in Wish List

Kowa TSN-VA3 overview

  • 1Description

The Kowa TSN-VA3 is a cutting edge improvement in the world of digiscoping products, something for the rest of the industry to envy and quickly emulate.  It practically makes shooting with an SLR alone with telephoto lens moot.

The TSN-VA3 is a big chunk of glass and metal that attaches to your TSN-88* or TSN-77* series spotting scope just like an eyepiece.  You could actually observe with it right then, as a 14x lens, but it is intended that you attach a Kowa TSN-AR* adapter ring to the rear which matches the filter threads on whatever you're putting behind the TSN-VA3.

And there lies the beauty; because the collimated light optical field behind the TSN-VA3 is so wide and with such abundant eye relief, you're not limited to point and shoots or video cameras to put in the optical path-you can use an SLR with lens!

The TSN-VA3 will allow you to use your SLR camera with its attached lens, and most would choose either a standard fast 50mm lens or a short telephoto such as an 85mm f/1.8 or 100mm f/2.0, etc.  Your SLR lens doesn't do the focusing, so if you're buying a lens just for this task don't consider the focusing speed as it relates to digiscoping; all that matters is the optical quality, maximum aperture, and peripheral brightness at maximum aperture.  With a maximum clear light-gathering aperture of 88mm and the potential to capture that light at f/2.0 or f/1.4, the TSN-VA3 with TSN-88* scopes presents a serious competitor to a 600mm f/4, 500mm f/4, or 400mm f/2.8 lens so favored today in professional birding imaging.

All ventures in the world of digiscoping require the use of a sturdy tripod, first and foremost.  You must take great care to keep vibrations during exposure to an absolute minimum.  Adding vibration suppression pads below your tripod will increase your chances of success, and employing a cable release, electronic release, or remote control for tripping the shutter is absolutely necessary.

Enormous ~58mm-wide clear aperture assures no vignetting, even when using an SLR attached with a fast 50mm f/1.4 standard lens
14x Magnification with 3.0° true field (42° apparent field of view)
Optical magnification equivalent to ~605mm lens (when used with a 24 x 36mm SLR + 50mm lens attached)
Can be used with zoom and fixed telephoto SLR lenses for higher magnification and focal length
Extremely long 60mm eye relief
UPC: 879110000480
In the Box
Kowa TSN-VA3 Digiscoping Adapter
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Kowa TSN-VA3 specs

    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.44 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.0 x 3.15 x 3.15"

    Kowa TSN-VA3 reviews

    Be the first to review this item

    Kowa TSN-VA3 Q&A

    Kowa TSN-VA3 accessories

    See any errors on this page? Let us know.