Nikon Digiscoping Adapter DSA-N1 and Digiscoping Bracket DSB-N1 for 1 Series Cameras

Nikon has announced the Digiscoping Adapter DSA-N1 and Digiscoping Bracket DSB-N1 for its 1 Series mirrorless cameras. The adapters allow Nikon Fieldscopes to be used with Nikon 1 cameras.

More details in the press release below.

Nikon Press Release

Nikon Vision Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Nikon Corporation, is pleased to announce the release of the Digiscoping Adapter DSA-N1 and Digiscoping Bracket DSB-N1, both of which can be attached to a Fieldscope in order to connect it with one of the Nikon 1 cameras.


Digiscoping Adapter DSA-N1


Digiscoping Bracket DSB-N1

Popular among birdwatchers, Digiscoping is a form of super-telephoto shooting using a Fieldscope attached to a D-SLR camera or compact digital camera. The Digiscoping Adapter DSA-N1 and Digiscoping Bracket DSB-N1 have been created exclusively for Nikon 1 cameras, making Digiscoping simple, easy and enjoyable.

Key Features of Digiscoping Adapter DSA-N1

  • Adapter for digiscoping which connects a Nikon 1 body to a Nikon Fieldscope with an eyepiece, enabling super-telephoto shooting
  • Attaches directly to the Nikon 1 mount
  • Attaches to a Nikon Fieldscope easily, since optical axis adjustment is not required.
  • Allows use of the camera’s A: Aperture-priority auto and M: Manual exposure modes
  • Easy-to-carry compact size
  • Compatible with various eyepieces, and capable of super-telephoto shooting at various focus range settings


Combination example: EDG Fieldscope 85 + FEP-38W + DSA-N1 + Nikon 1 J1

Key features of Digiscoping Bracket DSB-N1

  • Bracket for digiscoping which connects a Nikon 1 camera with a 1 NIKKOR lens and Nikon Fieldscope with an eyepiece, enabling super-telephoto shooting
  • Includes a cable release (approx. 50cm) to prevent camera shake when shooting; the cable release socket is attached to the Bracket
  • Includes a light-shielding rubber sheet to prevent external light from entering


Combination example:EDG Fieldscope 85 + FEP-38W + DSB-N1 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 + Nikon 1 J1

Specifications of DSA-N1 and DSB-N1

DSA-N1*1 DSB-N1*2
Size 58mm (Height) x 68mm (Diameter)
(without cap and projections)
101mm (Width) x 106mm (Height) x 127mm (Depth)
(without projections)
Weight 180g 270g (without accessories)
Compatible Nikon 1 cameras V1*3, J1*3, J2 V1, J1, J2
Compatible 1 NIKKOR lenses - 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6
1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/35-5.6
1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8
Compatible Fieldscopes EDG Fieldscope 85 VR/85-A VR/85/85-A/65/65-A
Fieldscope ED82/ED82 A/EDIII/EDIII A/III/III A/ED50/ED50 A
EDG Fieldscope 85 VR/85-A VR/85/85-A/65/65-A
Fieldscope ED82/ED82 A/EDIII/EDIII A/III/III A/ED50/ED50 A
Compatible eyepieces EDG Fieldscope eyepieces FEP-20W, FEP-30W, FEP-38W, FEP-50W
Wide DS Fieldscope eyepieces 16x/24x/30x Wide DS, 27x/40x/50x Wide DS
EDG Fieldscope eyepieces FEP-20W, FEP-30W, FEP-38W, FEP-50W, FEP-75W, FEP-25LER
Wide DS Fieldscope eyepieces 16x/24x/30x Wide DS, 27x/40x/50x Wide DS, 40x/60x/75x Wide DS
  • *1Depending on the type of camera and eyepiece, illumination fall-off and shadows may occur at the peripheries. Noise in the form of lines may appear in pictures depending on the shooting condition.
  • *2Depending on the type of camera and eyepiece, vignetting and shadows may occur. Carefully adjust the optical axis so that vignetting and shadows are minimized. Vignetting and shadows may not completely disappear. Noise in the form of lines may appear in pictures depending on the shooting condition.
  • *3Firmware A and B should be upgraded to ver.1.20 or later.