Reviews and Problems with Vortex Razor HD 20-60x85
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No need to overpay to get a high-quality scope!
K3Birds, B&H Photo
28 February 2016
Excerpt: I agree with all the other reviews that point out the bang-for-the-buck of Vortex scopes. It is so sharp and bright that I can't imagine paying 2 or 3 thousand dollars for other scopes that are only a little better. The Vortex tripod in the B&H bundle is very sturdy, if not compact.
Summary: I have been a diehard Lupold scope person for decades. I have a Kowa spotting scope that until just recently I thought was the best on the market. Then, I bought this Vortex for my wife for birdwatching. Talk about overkill - this scope is nothing short of absolutely awesome.
Summary: I can now see my bullets holes in the targets. It is a very clear picture. So far I have used it at only 200 yards. Can't wait to use it further. I love how you can swivel the back part of the scope to different angles. This scope is so much better than my previous spotting scope.
Summary: Bought from OP in December 2015 after a three-year search and comparison. As a frequent birder, all the way want a no-fancy spotting scope of 80-82mm diameter yet not too pricey. Compared brands commonly used by fellow Hong Kong birders, those typically from Japan, Austria, Germany etc, with prices...
Pros: vortex VIP warranty, Very compact at 39cm long, Strong body, Nice protective jacket included
Cons: Quite heavy with caps on (>1.8kg), Eyepiece rather tight to fix on, Magnification ring adjusts loosely
Excerpt: Looked a number of spotting scopes and I believe this is the best value for a quality spotting scope on the market. The glass quality is excellent and the scope itself is well built. The Vortex warranty only makes the purchase that much easier knowing how Vortex stands behind their products.
Summary: Made in CHINA. It works. Was hopping for Razer glass form Japan. So far it works. I need to take it out and do some more testing. Only bought this over Leupold mark 4 because of there V.I.P. I also come with a case.
"Hands Down", the best scope out there for the money.
Mike, B&H Photo
21 December 2015
Excerpt: After quite a bit of time perusing various blogs and getting some hands on experience with other brands of scopes in the Razor's price range I decided there was literally nothing to lose given the warranty offered by Vortex. My scope arrived in short order and exactly as expected.
Excerpt: I am a birder who frequently takes others out to see birds, and I do not have unlimited resources to support my birding and photography. After reading the reviews here and at other online sites, I decided to go with the Vortex Razor HD scope.
Summary: Is not as big as I thought it was going to be, but maybe I was just expecting it to be larger. It is definitely not cumberson at all. Its clarity is amazing. I didnt notice any distortion on my scope even on the edges of the lens.
Pros: Clarity, Durable construction, ease of focus/magnification use