Nikon Introduces the PROSTAFF 3 Fieldscope – Lightweight and Compact for Easy Birdwatching

February 5, 2013

Nikon Vision Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Nikon Corporation, is pleased to announce the release of the PROSTAFF 3, a lightweight and compact Fieldscope with an excellent portable design that facilitates relaxed, easy and agile birdwatching.

The PROSTAFF 3's predecessor is the Spotter XL II, a popular entry-model Fieldscope for nature observation activities such as birdwatching. The PROSTAFF 3 Fieldscope has the same bright and clear field of view of the earlier model, while its lightweight design further enhances usability. Its airtight, waterproof structure and shock-resistant rubber armoring ensure superbly reliable durability even under severe conditions.

The PROSTAFF 3 Fieldscope comes with a compact tripod and carrying case included, making it an even more convenient entry model for easy nature watching.

PROSTAFF 3 Fieldscope

Key Features

  • Compact, lightweight and sleek design
  • All lenses and prisms are multilayer-coated for brighter images
  • 16-48x zoom eyepiece integrated
  • Long eye relief (19mm at 16x)
  • Rubber armoring
  • Waterproof (up to 1m/3.3 ft. for 10 minutes) and fog-free with nitrogen gas
  • Comes with a compact tripod and a carrying case
PROSTAFF 3 Fieldscope with supplied tripod and carrying case


PROSTAFF 3 Fieldscope
Magnification (x) 16-48
Objective diameter (mm) 60
Angular field of view (Real/degree) 2.3*
Angular field of view (Apparent/degree)** 35.6*
Field of view at 1,000m (m) 40*
Exit pupil (mm) 3.8*
Relative brightness 14.4*
Eye relief (mm) 19.0*
Close focusing distance (m) 10.0
Length x Width (mm) 313 x 74
Weight (g) 620

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