Excerpt: Only had the scope for about a week, but so far am extremely pleased. I took it out to the range last weekend, and had no problem seeing .30 cal bullet holes in targets at 100 yards on shoot-n-c targets. Haven't tried further ranges but I think 200 yards would be fine too. The tripod is definitely shaky, and I couldn't touch the scope while looking at 100 yards or it would bounce all over the place. Happy with the scope overall though.
Summary: Scope met all my expectations, Better than any I have used so for. I was able see 32cal holes at 100yds in rainy low light conditions. I did not have any problem using the tripod that came with package.
Summary: Be careful when buying used versions of thi item. The threads on the eyepiece and the scope body are plastic and not very long. If when tightening the eyepiece, it falls out, then you will not be able to install the Yukon camera adapter because it fits between the eyepiece and the main body. The adapter will also screw up the focus on close objects on the lower power settings in the 6-25 focus range.
Summary: Unusual Spotting scope. Does have some quirks. Focusing adjustment can be unscrewed out of the unit. It does have brightness as the opening is quite large. I use it for a spotting scope, there are accessories for attaching a small camera. Looking through it requires an unusual attitude, looking down. It is a large unit but with its' stand is more than acceptable and stable. For the price it is very good.
Excerpt: I have owned this for a couple of weeks now, but have not had it out in the field. In reading previous reviews I am not sure where one thought this was awkward to use. Yes, to go from 6x25 to 25x100 you need to turn a knob, but once the target is sighted it is relatively easy to zoom in (scope on a sturdy tripod). Never had experience with expensive scopes, but can see the clouds and moons of Jupiter, so the optics seem good enough for the price.
Excerpt: Great scope for the price, plenty on the market and alot more expensve with less magnification . Researched on the net prior to purchasing and found the features to be as advertised. Great scope for long range bird or wildlife watching as well as closer viewing. Would recommed this to the novice and experience user requiring a quality scope at execeptional value.
Excerpt: Very lightweight and easy to use. Does exactly what I want it to do and more. Going to Africa in October. Been there many times but long distances in some of the parks were a always a problem, even with high power lenses.
Excerpt: This was used to spot buildings from 3-6 miles apart for microwave links. Nice and clear at the low power setting, but blurry at the high setting making it difficult to confirm sightings. Also had a problem with the large, screw on lens cap, tough to put on properly and remove.
Pros: Clear low power, Lightweight
Cons: Blurry high power, Flimsy tripod setup, Tricky lens cap