Nikon announces worlds first EDG Fieldscopes featuring Nikons lens-shift type VR system

Nikon announced the release of its EDG Fieldscopes 85 VR and 85-A VR, new models in the Nikon Sport Optics flagship EDG series. The new Nikon EDG Fieldscopes 85 VR and 85-A VR models are the world’s first fieldscopes to incorporate the lens-shift type VR function. The VR function accurately compensates external vibrations caused by wind and operations such as focusing, panning and tilting. The VR function makes composition easy by reducing vibrations to approximately 1/8 of image blur caused by vibrations during normal observation.This also enhances focusing accuracy even when manual focus is used during super-telephoto digiscoping.

The system provides an effective equivalent to a shutter speed approximately two stops faster and is especially effective when digiscoping in bad conditions such as windy weather. These new EDG VR Fieldscope models are waterproof (up to 2 m/6.6 ft. for 10 minutes) and fog free with nitrogen gas (body/eyepiece joint and body/battery holder joint are water-resistant) and use easily available AA-size batteries for operation. These new EDG VR Fieldscope models measure 141 × 104 mm and weigh 2,400 grams (without batteries).