Reviews and Problems with Vortex Razor HD 20-60x85
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I am completely delighted
Don, B&H Photo
2 November 2014
Excerpt: I've enjoyed photography for 60 years. I really appreciate fine optics. I decided to spring for an alpha-class scope. I'm thrilled with my Razor Vortex. Images are amazingly bright, clear and sharp throughout the 20-60 range of magnifications. It is as sharp at 60x as it is at 20x. I can very easily discern the 1/32" graduations on a tape measure from a distance of 50 yards. My intended use will be -- spying!
Pros: Clear lenses, Good in any weather, Good value
Excerpt: Just returned from a two week trip to Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Bought the scope for this and birding use in the future. First time I looked throu the scope I was amazed. The image was much brighter than through my Nikon 600 f/4 lens with a TC at approximately the same magnification. We used the scope to watch mountain goats in both Glacier and Yellowstone and to watch wolves and bears in Yellowstone. The images were bright and clear.
Pros: Accurate, Clear lenses, Easy to install / use, Good Carrying Case, Good value
Excerpt: Scope is used primarily for birding and exceeded my expectations! It makes identifying a specific breed of bird much easier. I shopped around and B&H prices were by far the best and my salesperson was extremely helpful answering some last minute questions. I received the scope in three or four days, by the way, thanks for the FREE shipping. I couldn't be happier with my purchase and highly recommend the HD Razor Spotting Scope!
Pros: Accurate, Adjustable, Clear lenses, Easy to install / use, Good in any weather, Good value
Excerpt: Just unpacked my Vortex and then took it to Maine for about a week. We were all amazed at the clarity and available light/bright view, even when the fog was rolling in. The images are tack sharp all the way out to the edges, making our viewing of a bald eagle each day, and a distant light house several miles away a treat. I bought this to use at the range but am delighted at its capabilities. The last plus? Price.
Pros: Accurate, Adjustable, Clear lenses, Easy to install / use, Good value
Excerpt: hi guys i brought the razor hd 20-60x85 from b&h photo video pro audio, first of all great company to do business with, i will be buying from them in the future. The razor hd spotting scope is unbelievable for its price, great image right upto 60 powered, ive had no trouble with it, so i cant wait to take it out on hunt in australia. incredible the image quality when viewing at sheep, cattle, buildings, etc at over 2 plus kilometres.
Pros: Adjustable, Clear lenses, Easy to install / use, Good in any weather, Good value
Summary: I've had my Vortex Razor HD 20-60x85 angled spotting scope for a few months already and cannot be more pleased with the quality and ease of use. First, the optics are brite, clear, super resolution, bringing distant birds into sharp focus. The adjustable angled barrel is just terrific, whether using a tripod or a car window mount. The price for such quality is definitely worth it, very competitive, and suitable for bragging rights.
Excerpt: As a spotting scope this is worth the money. Very very sharp and very brite at 20x. As you climb up the scale 30x - 40x - 50x etc the view gets darker and darker but still very usable as a spotting scope. As a digi-scope I use this spotting scope for digi-scoping with my D3s and D600. It does an good job if you are looking to capture something far away using 20x. Once you move up the scale(30x - 40x - 50x) it really get difficult due to the view getting darker.
Pros: Clear lenses, Good in any weather, Lightweight
Summary: I have a friend with a comparable Swarovski scope (same specs and design), so when I read previous reviews about the quality of this scope, I knew I'd have a chance to do my own side-by-side comparison. You can imagine my delight in knowing that I saved about 50% on a scope that I believe is every bit as good as the Swarovski.
Excerpt: I bought this for birding and digiscoping. I've had it a very short time so this is my first hands-on opinion. This is a hefty piece of gear and looks like it could handle the rough stuff reasonably well.I hope I never have to backup that statement. Connecting the eye-piece was a little nerve racking as it is a very tight fit which required some effort. I guess it's not something your would constantly remove and re-fit.
Pros: Accurate, Adjustable, Clear lenses, Good value
Cons: Lens Cap Hard To Remove, Lens Cap Hard To Replace