Summary: This is such an improvement over my old scope that it is hard to be objective. Great clarity at near and long distance. Good light transfer. Has already stood up in a great fashion to some tough use/abuse. Focus knobs focus quickly and sharply. See-through case is a challenge to put on. It would be nice if it came with a hard case, too. Great price for the quality.
Excerpt: This scope is amazing. Great clarity and very bright. The Skope camera kit works great for taking photos & videos with an iPhone. B&H delivered my product on time and in a well packed shipping box. Very happy and will definitely buy from them again. Bought my first Nikon SLR from B&H back in 1984 and still using their services. Thank you.
Vortex Optics Viper HD 15-45x65 Angled Spotting Scope
27 May 2013
Summary: This is a quality Spotting Scope made by an American Company! Unless you buy one of the big three for 3 to 4 times as much money you cannot beat the quality of this Vortex Viper HD Spotting Scope regarding there glass/clarity and how sturdy they are built! Highly recommend anyone whom has not tried the Vortex line to do so they will be very impressed! I know because I am and I also own Swarovski, Leica, and Zeiss products!!!!
Summary: I'll be honest, I do not have that much experience with spotting scopes, but I do have experience with good glass. I have a pair of Swarovski Swarovisions 8.5x42 EL and most other binoculars pale in comparison to its clarity and light gathering capabilities. It is hard trying to compare a spotting scope with binoculars because you have a couple of "strikes" against you with a spotting scope...1. you are looking through the scope with 1 eye..
Summary: Super clear image wish I bought this sooner! Quality optics for a great bang for the buck price. I dont like to spend too much but this spotting scope is worth at least 800$ for the cost around 550$ Save your money for one of these if you are thinking about the sub 200$ cheap spotting scopes.
Pros: clear crisp image great picture great function and features
Summary: This scope is fantastic. The image across the field is undistorted at all magnifications. The focus apparatus operates smoothly and is conveniently located. The image field darkens a bit as the magnification increases but is still quite bright throughout the range. I particularly like that the rotating scope body and angled eyepiece accommodates viewers of varying stature. This is particularly useful with a group of birders. All in all, a great scope at a great price.
Summary: I recently purchased this scope and the image quality is amazing! This is my first scope so i dont have anything to compare it to, but i am amazed at how good it works. Even at the highest power the quality is amazing. The no fault warranty makes it even better. I would highly recommend this to a friend.