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.
Summary: I was looking for a good spotting scope, at a good price. Mainly for varmint hunting. A friend of mine has a Razor HD Spotter. I looked through it and was very impressed. I found a good deal on this scope and decided to buy. I made the right choice. This scope is worth way more than $650. Easy to use, very distinct,vivid colors. You can't go wrong with Vortex!
Best buy for the price, Vortex is always undervalued for the quality.
24 June 2012
Summary: I was looking for a higher end spotting scope to take on long packing trips. I looked at the $1000-$1500 scopes and was willing to buy at that price. I had to buy online, not how I like to buy when I'm spending that kind of money so I had to rely on online reviews. I can tell you I'm very happy with this scope and don't regret buying it. Vortex has always been under valued for the quality of their products. I own a pair of vortex binoculars, same quality.
Pros: Crisp, bright and easy focusing
Cons: weight may or may not be an issue, worth its weight/quality