Nikon Releases New EDG Fieldscopes 85 VR and 85-A VR

October 6, 2011

Nikon Vision Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Nikon Corporation, is pleased to announce the release of its EDG Fieldscopes 85 VR and 85-A VR, new models in the Nikon Sport Optics flagship EDG series.

These new EDG VR Fieldscope models are the world's first*1 fieldscopes to incorporate the lens-shift type VR function. The vibration reduction algorithm, based on Nikon's sophisticated VR mechanism used in NIKKOR VR lenses, has been optimized for these scopes.

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*2 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*2 faster and is especially effective when digiscoping in bad conditions such as windy weather.

EDG Fieldscope 85 VR
EDG Fieldscope 85-A VR

Key Features


EDG VR Fieldscopes EDG Fieldscope 85 VR EDG Fieldscope 85-A VR
Objective diameter (mm) 85 85
Close focusing distance (m) 5.0 5.0
Length (mm)*5 379 398
Height × width (mm)*5 141 × 104 141 × 104
Weight (g)*5 2,400 (without batteries) 2,400 (without batteries)
Vibration Reduction effects (at 25 °C)*6 Observation: Degree of vibration is reduced to approx. 1/8
Digiscoping: Equivalent of a shutter speed approx. 2 stops faster
Power source AA alkaline battery ×4, AA lithium battery ×4 or AA Ni-MH (nickel metal hydride) battery ×4
Battery life (at 25 °C)*7 Approx. 17 hours (AA alkaline battery), approx. 31 hours (AA lithium battery), approx. 15 hours [AA Ni-MH (nickel metal hydride) battery]

The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.