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Overview: The Nikon FSB-UC Digital Camera Bracket allows you to
use a Nikon Coolpix camera with
select Nikon Fieldscopes. This Digiscoping bracket connects the camera to the
fieldscope like a super-telephoto lens for taking spectacular close-up images.
In many cases, you can change camera batteries and recording media while the
camera is mounted to the bracket. The bracket comes with a cable release to
prevent camera shake, and a light-blocking rubber sheet to prevent external
light from entering between the mount and camera lens.
Camera Compatibility: The FSB-UC is a universal-type
Digiscoping bracket that is compatible to a wide variety of Nikon Coolpix
compact digital cameras (as of March 2013):
- P Series: P6000, P5100, P5000, P330, P310*, and P300*
- S Series: S5200, S5100, S4400, S4300*, S4150*, S4100*,
S4000, S3300*, S3100*, S3000, S2750, S2700, S2600*, S2500*, S710, S700, S640,
S620, S610, S610c, S600, S570, S560, S520, S510, S500, S230, S220, S31, and
- L Series: L28, L27, L26*, L25*, L23, L22, L21, L20, and
* Compatible with the
Prostaff 5 Fieldscope Outfit
sold by Crutchfield
Fieldscope Compatibility: The FSB-UC is compatible with the
Prostaff 5 Fieldscopes 82, 82-A, 60, and 60-A using the SEP-25, SEP-38W, and
Possible Vignetting: Even with compatible cameras, there is
the possibility that vignetting will occur, depending upon the subject and other
shooting conditions. During operation, the camera position may become
misaligned, requiring the repositioning procedure to be repeated.
Adjustments: The FSB-UC Digital Camera Bracket has numerous
adjustments for precisely aligning and operating the camera and the fieldscope:
- Bracket Fixing Screw: Screws tightly to fix the bracket
to the eyepiece of the fieldscope. The eyepiece bracket has projections
around the exterior for attaching the light-shielding rubber sheet.
- Camera Position Screws: Screws and knobs adjust the
camera position horizontally, vertically, backward and forward.
- Camera Support: The camera attaches at the 1/4" tripod
mount, with a support arm to steady the camera from underneath.
- Cable Release: The included cable release is held in
place above the camera's shutter release button. When the cable release is
pressed, the shaft extends through the cable to press down the shutter
release button to take the photograph. Using the cable release helps to
prevent camera shake.