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New spotting scopes from Nikon

New spotting scopes from Nikon - The new spotting scopes build on the success of the Nikon Spotting Scope RAII (60/60A) and 80/80, a series which have won wide acceptance in the bird watching market due to their high cost-to-performance value.

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New spotting scopes from Nikon
Press Release:
Nikon is pleased to announce two exciting new spotting scopes, the RAIII 65 WP series and the RAIII 82 WP series.

Thanks to the 65mm and 82mm objectives, both models produce clear, crisp, bright images, perfect for a range of activities. The light, compact design makes for easy portability and the added benefit of being waterproof makes them suitable (up to 2m for 5 minutes) for all conditions.

The RA III 65 WP series and the RAIII 82 WP series boast Target Sight, an attractive new feature which attaches to the main body to add flexibility. Target Sight enables sport optics enthusiasts to adjust the scope easily and efficiently. The new scopes also feature a bayonet mount, adding to a convenient user experience.

Four new eyepieces are also to be introduced to compliment the new models, including a X3 zoom eyepiece (16-48/20-60x Zoom), a wide angle unit (30x/38xWide), another with a long eye relief (20x/25x LER), and a basic eyepiece (20x/25x).

Eyepieces will also be produced allowing fans of digiscoping to use the scopes.

Key features
  • Large objective lens (65mm & 82mm) for the brightest field of view
  • All scope body lenses and prisms as well as eyepieces have Nikon multilayer coating.
  • Waterproof (up to 2m for 5 minutes) and fog-free with O-ring seals and nitrogen gas
  • Bayonet-type eyepiece mount with locking system
  • Four new eyepieces with turn-and-slide rubber eyecups are available
  • All eyepieces have high eyepoint design. The 20x/25x LER eyepiece has an eye relief of 31.8mm, one of the longest in this category.
  • 30x/38x wide eyepiece boasts extended 66 degrees apparent field of view
  • Close focusing distance: 4m with 65mm objective/6.1m with 82mm objective
  • Attachable target sight (TSG-1) included in the standard set (simple look-through sight also provided)
  • Rotational tripod shoe provided for better tripod balance when digiscoping (82mm objective model only)
  • Light weight even with large objective (14-15% less, compared to former model: 82mm objective model only)
  • Built-in type slide hood
  • Lead- and arsenic free Eco-glass
  • Objective cap tied with string so it's not easily lost
  • Stay-On case included
  • Rubber armouring for shock resistance
  • Elegant design and choice of two colours: Charcoal Grey and Olive Green

Specifications

Spotting Scope RAIII WP series

RAIII 65 WP

RAIII 65 A WP

RAIII 82 WP

RAIII 82 A WP

Effective objective diameter (mm)

65

65

82

82

Close focusing distance (m)

4.0

4.0

6.1

6.1

Height (mm)

102

102

102

102

Width (mm)

105

105

114

114

Length (mm) 

293

304

380

391

Weight (g)

900

920

1200

1220

Eyepiece for Spotting Scope RAIII WP series

16-48/20-60x Zoom

20x/25x LER

with 65mm

with 82mm

with 65mm

with 82mm

Magnification (X)

16-48

20-60

20

25

Field of view (real) (degrees)

2.4 (at 16x)

1.9 (at 20x)

2.0

1.6

Field of view (apparent) (degrees)

38.4 (at 16x)

38.4 (at 20x)

40.0

40.0

Field of view at 1,000m (m)

42

33

35

28

Exit pupil

4.1 (at 16x)

4.1 (at 20x)

3.3

84

Relative brightness

16.8 (at 16x)

16.8 (at 20x)

10.9

10.9

Eye Relief (mm)

15.2 (at 16x)

15.2 (at 20x)

31.8

31.8

Weight (g)

185

170

Eyepiece for Spotting Scope RAIII WP series

20x/25x

30x/38xWide

with 65mm

with 82mm

with 65mm

with 82mm

Magnification (X)

20

25

30

38

Field of view (real) (degrees)

2.5

2.0

2.2

1.8

Field of view (apparent) (degrees)

50.0

50.0

66.0

66.0

Field of view at 1,000m (m)

44

35

38

31

Exit pupil

3.3

3.3

2.2

2.2

Relative brightness

10.9

10.9

4.8

4.8

Eye Relief (mm)

18.0

18.0

19.3

19.3

Weight (g)

130

180



Target Sight TGS-1

Magnification (x)

1

Effective Objective Diameter (mm)

8

Angular Field of View (real) (degrees)

9.5

Angular Field of View (apparent) (degrees)

9.5

Field of View at 1,000m (m)

166

Exit Pupil (mm)

3

Relative Brightness

9.0

Eye Relief (mm)

43.1

Length (mm)

57

Width (mm)

26

Weight (g)

21

Eco-Glass

yes


Sales Release date: TBC
RRP:
RAIII 65 WP: £229.99
RAIII 85 WP: £329.99
x3 zoom eyepiece: TBC
Wide angle unit (30x/38x wide): TBC
Long eye relief (20x/25x LER): TBC
Basic eye unit (20x/25x): TBC
View Directory Page : Nikon

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