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Nikon 75X MC fixed eyepiece for reading crane rings (1 Viewer)


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Hello everyone, I recently started monitoring groups of cranes wintering in lowland areas of north-western Italy in search of ringed individuals. I used my Nikon Fieldscope ED 82A with the 75x MC fixed eyepiece for this purpose. Purchased in 2015, until now I had practically had no opportunity to try it on the field since I usually mount the 30X DS and the 38x MC: the quality is excellent (I don't have the 25x-75x zoom MC II), net of air turbulences and other atmospheric factors that may limit the quality of observation. The field of view of the 75X MC is wider than in the zoom and eye relief is much more comfortable, two aspects of major importance in this kind of methodical and prolonged observations.
I managed to pick out three individuals- out of approximately 1200 birds- who had rings and, thanks to the magnification of the 75X eyepiece, I could read the codes in the leg tag and color sequences.
The 75X eyepiece is clearly valid for a limited and specialist use, but in certain situations it is truly outstanding.
Does anyone else use it for similar or other applications?
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