Digiscoping with Spice Jar Lid Adapter - Jean Iron

I have been digiscoping since January 2003, always with a Swarovski scope and spice jar lid adapter.

Spice jar lid fits perfectly over 20 x wide angle Swarovski eyepiece

Spice jar available in supermarkets

Spice jar lid with centre carved out to fit width of camera lens


Digiscoping Equipment


1. NEW February 2012 Swarovski ATM 80 HD scope - Excellent service at Swarovski Optics North America (SONA).

2. Swarovski ATS 80 HD scope with 20x wide angle eyepiece or 20-60x zoom. 2006 to 2012. Wide angle eyepiece is excellent for digiscoping.

3. Swarovski ST-80 HD with 20-60x zoom. 2003-2005.

Wide Angle Eyepiece

For digiscoping, I use the 20x wide angle eyepiece on my Swarovski scope. Result: no vignetting, and a sharp image with even distribution of light. The adapter, made from Club House spice jar lid ($4 in supermarket), fits perfectly. See photos above. Please note, Club House recently changed the spice jar lid design to a flip-up lid.


The 20x wide angle Swarovski scope eyepiece takes a spice jar lid. The 20-60x zoom scope eyepiece takes a lid from Dermal Therapy heel cream.


1. Cannon Powershot S100 January 2012 to present

2. Canon Powershot S90 IS. February 2010 to January 2012

3. Canon Powershot SD950 IS. January 2008 to January 2010

4. Canon Powershot SD700 IS. July 2006 to December 2007.

5. Nikon Coolpix 4500. Before July 2006.