Swarovski’s New iPhone 6 Digiscoping Adapter

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If you’d like to use your iPhone 6 to record images obtained through the lens of your Swarovski scope, well, now you can. Swarovski is now making a PA-i6 Adapter, which turns long-range optics into the equivalent of a telephoto lens. Simply attach the adapter rings to your scope, attach your iPhone 6 using the aluminum frame, and you’re good to go. Considering the frequency with which many of us, myself included, have attempted to line up our cell phones with our scopes to take a picture, this kind of device is more than welcome. According to the company the frame included for your iPhone 6 can be left in place for protection after removing the adapter rings.

The new adapter is made for use with several of Swarovski’s scopes and binoculars including their CL Companion, EL Family (32, 42, and 50), SLC Family (42 and 56), El Range, ATX/STX, ATS/STS, ATM/STM, and STR. This new adapter makes a nice addition to Swarovski’s previous models, which have been put out for older iPhone models.

Take a look online at www.swarovskioptik.com. MSRP not yet listed.

From Swarovski:

SWAROVSKI OPTIK NORTH AMERICA, a subsidiary of the Austrian-based company, announces the release of the PA-i6 Adapter for the iPhone®* 6. Digiscoping your favorite subject or landscape is now possible using your iPhone®* 6. Use this adapter to turn your long range optical devices into telephoto zoom lenses in a single motion. The adapter from SWAROVSKI OPTIK will be available from retailers beginning August 2015.

The new PA-i6 allows you to quickly and effortlessly assemble the adapter and relevant eyepiece to an iPhone®* 6 as you have in the past with the iPhone®* 5 versions. The PA-i5 Adapter Rings can also be used with the new PA-i6 Adapter body. If the adapter ring is removed after digiscoping, the remaining aluminum frame provides protection for your iPhone®* in everyday use.

Flexible combination options
Adapter rings are available for the following SWAROVSKI OPTIK spotting scopes and binoculars: CL Companion, EL family, (32, 42, 50), new SLC family (42, 56), EL Range, ATX/STX, ATS/STS, ATM/STM & STR.

Clay Taylor, Naturalist Sales Manager for SWAROVSKI OPTIK NORTH AMERICA, said, “I am seeing widespread use of the iPhone®* 6 model amongst consumers here in North America, so the new SWAROVSKI OPTIK PA-i6 Digiscoping Adapter gives them the opportunity to use their new phones to take amazing photographs through most SWAROVSKI OPTIK binocular and spotting scope models. This new adapter combined with the larger screen will take your digiscoping to the next level.”

*iPhone® is a trademark of Apple Inc.



katie.ainsworth

Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at ainsworth.kat@usa.com


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  • Will

    Uhhhh, I’ve been doing this for years with my iPhone and a cheap pair of binoculars or my Simons spotting scope. I’ve done it with a Leupold rifle scope also. By the way, “Long range optics” IS a telephoto lens.
    Nothing new here.

  • SD3

    Swarovski, so that’s like $50, right?

  • gggplaya

    Unlimited eye relief, yeah.

  • Budogunner

    There are a few adapters like this on thingiverse. Just a couple of bucks off filiment.