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A spotting scope is like a telescope, only more compact. It is the product of choice when you need something stronger than binoculars, and weaker than a telescope. Spotting scopes are good for terrestrial observing.

There are many uses for spotting scopes. To find the spotting scope that will work best, you have to take into account what it is you want to use the spotting scope for.

Selecting the right Spotting Scopes

Picking the right spotting scopes for your intended purpose is very important. The main thing that you want to make sure you get is quality optics. Without quality optics, it may be difficult to accomplish what you want with your spotting scope.

In most cases, 20x - 20x magnification will be plenty. If you want something even more, a 40x - 60x magnification will get you far closer than will a 20x - 25x, but, it will cost you your wide field of view and brightness of the image. As with most things, the higher the magnification, the more apt it will be to wobble at the slightest movement. When you move up in magnification, you will need a more stable tripod. However, they do make zoom models where you can keep the tripod you have, but be able to zoom in closer than you would with a standard spotting scope lense.

Be sure and plan ahead before buying spotting scopes. If you are going to be outside for extended periods of time and get caught in the rain, you don't want to be scrambling around trying to keep your spotting scope dry. They also have spotting scopes that will allow for a camera body to be attached allowing you to take pictures through your spotting scope.

Determine what you will primarily be observing. If you are going to watch slow moving elements, find a spotting scope with a knob focus which take time to focus, but allow for a more precise picture. Knob focusers are the type that are usually used for general birding and nature observation. If you will be looking at elements that will be moving rapidly, Helical focus would be the best choice. Helical focusers allow for quick focusing for objects that change distance rapidly.

If you wear eye glasses, be sure to check if you will be able to see well enough. Make sure that you get a spotting scope with plenty of eye relief, the distance between the eyepiece and where you can get the full field of view. If you get a spotting scope with a small eye relief, you will have to be very close to the eyepiece to see the entire picture, and if you wear glasses, this may be almost impossible.

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Buying Spotting Scopes

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