Buy spotting scopes
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
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.
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
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
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Buying Spotting Scopes
Buying the right spotting scope for your particular situation can
be hard. We're here to make it easy. Look through our inventory
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Spotting Scopes are used in
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