Optical Hardware | Olivon T64 Spotting Scope
- 64mm objective
- 16-48x zoom
- Fully waterproof
- Rubber coated body
- Nitrogen gas filled
- Integral lens hood
- Rotating tripod mount
- Direct fastening to Olivon tripod and standard tripod bush for any other make of tripod.
- Full multi-coating plus broad band green coating.
- Easy to digiscope - connects to Olivon DCA or UDCA camera adaptors
Olivon T64 - designed to digiscope
Olivon T64 with Olivon universal
digiscoping adaptor for compact cameras
Olivon T64 with Olivon standard
digiscoping adaptor for DSLR cameras
I've always believed that digiscoping should be available to everyone who wants to do it and not just limited to equipment with very heavy price tags - price tags that are often out of reach for a lot us.
Olivon have again produced another excellent, high quality spotting scope with the T64 - perfectly suited for digiscoping and ready to accept Olivon digiscope adapters at a price that will appeal to the main stream digiscoper.
Asthetically, the new T64 looks fantastic, very compact, and stylish, looking like a scope that should have set you back a lot more than it has. It's also very tough with a rubber coated body, nitrogen filled and fully waterproof - so basically it will take the worst of the British weather no problem and still deliver the goods.The scope is nice and light weight, but still has a quality feel, making it great for portability.
Optically, for a scope that retails at around £200, the results are excellent, BAK4 -prism and full multicoating plus broad band green coating result in a really sharp, punchy image with plenty of contrast.
Now for the really important bit - can it digiscope?
The answer is yes, and in fact it digiscopes very well, Olivon have always supported the digiscoper, making their scopes ready to accept Olivon digiscoping adapters straight from the box, a screw thread on the body surrounding the eyepiece is ready for a Olivon universal or standard digiscope adapter depending on what kind of camera you use.
I tried both adapters on the scope and they fitted perfectly and importantly - quickly, the whole set up is very neat, tidy and compact - not at all bulky and gives you a good solid connection to the scope.
What I first liked about the T64 was the 16x zoom on the eyepiece- it's a nice wider angle magnification which makes finding your subject matter through the scope (easier said than done) a lot easier than something like a 22x zoom.
I tried digiscoping with the scope using both a low cost Praktica digital compact camera and a Canon EOS DSLR, photographing static objects in my garden.
The T64 offered a real enjoyable digiscoping experience, it's a great all round scope - and it shows you don't need to spend thousands to achieve good digiscoping results. It struck me that I had a full digiscoping setup including a digital camera for approx £300 which is amazing value and more importantly - the equipment still delivered the goods.
Your budget may be tight - or it may not be - either way if you looking for decent digiscoping scope set up then in my opinion, this new Olivon T64 coupled with an Olivon adapter is a real contender, it's not got the ultra sharp resolutions of an ED scope, but then you wouldn't expect it to for the price you pay, but for a scope that retails around the £200 mark, it's one of the best I've had the pleasure to look through.