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Can't find an eyepiece for my Fujinon Super 60-A spotter

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Old Sunday 15th March 2009, 22:55   #1
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Can't find an eyepiece for my Fujinon Super 60-A spotter

Hi, guys - I guess Fujinon no longer makes the Fieldscopes, or accessories? I cannot for the life of my find a replacement eyepiece for my Fujinon Super 60-A Fieldscope. It has a long-eye relief 25x, and the body is a 45 degree angle. Does anyone know where I can get a 50x, 80x, or 20-60x eyepiece that would work with it? Or does anyone have one for sale?

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Hi, guys - I guess Fujinon no longer makes the Fieldscopes, or accessories? I cannot for the life of my find a replacement eyepiece for my Fujinon Super 60-A Fieldscope. It has a long-eye relief 25x, and the body is a 45 degree angle. Does anyone know where I can get a 50x, 80x, or 20-60x eyepiece that would work with it? Or does anyone have one for sale?

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I cannot for the life of my find a replacement eyepiece for my Fujinon Super 60-A Fieldscope. It has a long-eye relief 25x, and the body is a 45 degree angle. Does anyone know where I can get a 50x, 80x, or 20-60x eyepiece that would work with it?
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IMO you have one of the the best eyepieces for that scope. The other one being the 30xw. The zoom is not very good, and 50x and 80x are too much for a 60mm scope. I had an 80 ED with the 30xw and it was a great scope, with the zoom that came with it... mediocre.

Fujinon had a good product with these scopes that were poorly served by a weak zoom EP and otherwise poor EP selection. I'll bet if you get ahold of a 30xw though, you'll be happy. Good luck!
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IMO you have one of the the best eyepieces for that scope. The other one being the 30xw. The zoom is not very good, and 50x and 80x are too much for a 60mm scope. I had an 80 ED with the 30xw and it was a great scope, with the zoom that came with it... mediocre.

Fujinon had a good product with these scopes that were poorly served by a weak zoom EP and otherwise poor EP selection. I'll bet if you get ahold of a 30xw though, you'll be happy. Good luck!
I'm going to be using the scope primarily at the rifle range for very long target shots, so I wonder if the 50x or 80x might still be good for me - don't need a large FOV. Are you saying, though, that the 50x or 80x (or even the 20-60x) eyepieces aren't good optically?
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I'm going to be using the scope primarily at the rifle range for very long target shots, so I wonder if the 50x or 80x might still be good for me - don't need a large FOV. Are you saying, though, that the 50x or 80x (or even the 20-60x) eyepieces aren't good optically?
Ah hah, I see. You shooters keep infiltrating Bird Forum and without being specific about your needs, you get answers from a nature observer's POV.

Let me get specific then. I found the zoom not only had a quite narrow FOV (which may not matter to you), but the image degraded noticeably at 50x and above. Regarding the 50x (fixed) EP, it probably would work pretty good on an 80mm scope but might start breaking down optically on a 60mm scope, I can't be sure but it's my best guess. The 80x is way too much for a 60mm scope. You'll be in the realm of "empty magnification". This is where the image will be larger in size but you'll actually resolve better detail at lower magnification.

I know the military uses Kowa 88mm scopes for their spotters accompanying their competitive shooters. When you need high mag., you'll also need large aperture.

My brother uses a Pentax 65mm scope with an excellent XW10 for a magnification of 39x for spotting shooting targets. He tells me that with decent light he can spot .22 holes at 200 yds. fine, 300 yds. would be a challenge. He also says he wouldn't go any higher in mag. The 50x EP might work for your needs, I just can't say.

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If you are a shooter you might of seen this before, but if not.
http://www.6mmbr.com/SpotterReview.html

I have used a Meade ETX 90 scope to spot .22 holes out to 300 yds at 62x.

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Thanks, Kevin. I appreciate the information - you may have saved me some headaches. Though now I might have to start looking for another spotting scope!

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Ah hah, I see. You shooters keep infiltrating Bird Forum and without being specific about your needs, you get answers from a nature observer's POV.

Let me get specific then. I found the zoom not only had a quite narrow FOV (which may not matter to you), but the image degraded noticeably at 50x and above. Regarding the 50x (fixed) EP, it probably would work pretty good on an 80mm scope but might start breaking down optically on a 60mm scope, I can't be sure but it's my best guess. The 80x is way too much for a 60mm scope. You'll be in the realm of "empty magnification". This is where the image will be larger in size but you'll actually resolve better detail at lower magnification.

I know the military uses Kowa 88mm scopes for their spotters accompanying their competitive shooters. When you need high mag., you'll also need large aperture.

My brother uses a Pentax 65mm scope with an excellent XW10 for a magnification of 39x for spotting shooting targets. He tells me that with decent light he can spot .22 holes at 200 yds. fine, 300 yds. would be a challenge. He also says he wouldn't go any higher in mag. The 50x EP might work for your needs, I just can't say.
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