• BirdForum is the net's largest birding community dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE!

    Register for an account to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

25 year old nikon scope (1 Viewer)

Mark A Spedding

Well-known member
Hello all,

My father-in-law has recently reignited his passion for birding. Back in the day he had (and still has) a nikon scope. It's in good nick and optically ok, so I don't think there's a big need for him to shell out 2k+ for a new one.
The one snag is that the only eyepiece he has is 20x mag - ideally he would like something with a little more reach.
If anyone has such an eyepiece that they would like to sell, or knows anyone that still stocks them then I would be interested in getting such an eyepiece for my father-in-law.
The scope looks like a 70mm type one in green rubber armour, other than that I can't see a model number. He bought it around 25 years ago.
Here's hoping then!

Mark
 

dipped

Well-known member
A picture would nail the model.

Have you actually measured the Objective. I can't think of any 70mm model.

It sounds like the Nikon spotting scope which also had a 15-45x zoom available back in the day. Hard to come by now I would think, so he may have to shell out after all!

Does it have triangle markings down the sides?
 

Hermann

Well-known member
Have you actually measured the Objective. I can't think of any 70mm model.

It sounds like the Nikon spotting scope which also had a 15-45x zoom available back in the day. Hard to come by now I would think, so he may have to shell out after all!

Didn't the old Nikon spotting scope have blackish armour? It was a 60mm scope with a 20x and a 15-45x eyepiece as far as I remember.

Hermann
 

Stephen Dunstan

Registered User
Hello all,

My father-in-law has recently reignited his passion for birding. Back in the day he had (and still has) a nikon scope. It's in good nick and optically ok, so I don't think there's a big need for him to shell out 2k+ for a new one.
The one snag is that the only eyepiece he has is 20x mag - ideally he would like something with a little more reach.
If anyone has such an eyepiece that they would like to sell, or knows anyone that still stocks them then I would be interested in getting such an eyepiece for my father-in-law.
The scope looks like a 70mm type one in green rubber armour, other than that I can't see a model number. He bought it around 25 years ago.
Here's hoping then!

Mark

I have one if it is for the 60mm green rubber armoured one.

Stephen
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top