Best Spotting Scope For Birding

Bird 08Bird watching is generally fun especially if you love nature and birds in particular. There are different kinds of birds that one can enjoy watching all year long and get to know their behaviors that are quite interesting to discover. If not watching birds from your backyard but from a long distance, then you will definitely need to have a best spotting scope for birding and target shooting so as to bring your feathered pal closer for greater viewing. Spotting scopes are mostly used to target scores at varying distances and they offer magnificent viewing compared to the normal binoculars.

Features of a birding spotting scope

Eye relief

This is necessary since you do not want your eye too close to the eyepiece; this feature is mostly for those people who wear glasses. Bigger eye relief also helps one with thick glasses to see the full image without any hitches. For those without glasses, a minimum of 15 mm of eye relief is recommended on the spotting scope for one to enjoy great views.

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The whole issue of having a spotting scope is so as to have a good magnification on the image you want to see and that’s the more need of having a scope that will relay reasonable images. High quality scope has a magnification of 30x-40x though the higher the magnification the more the quality of the image.

Image quality at times get distracted by the atmosphere changes like humidity, wind, dust and glare and they end up producing low quality images. To get the best quality images, get higher magnifications spotting scope for areas with high altitude and have dry climate and low altitude and wet areas, a low magnification scope will produce a clear picture.

Water and fog proof

To always get the best images from your spotting scope, you will need it to be in good condition for long. When out taking shoots atmospheric changes like fog and rain water may ruin your scope if it does not have the ability to keep the humid conditions at bay. Get one that has seals to keep of water and dust and debris at the same time to continue enjoying the views.


Bird 01This where the scope can be used together with a camera to get long distance pictures like from a mountain top. Always make sure that the scope is compatible with the camera to be able to get clear and full view pictures.

Objective lens

High quality objective lens with high performance glass is very much needed when settling for the best spotting scope. A large lens with high magnification will produce great images than one with a smaller lens but with high magnifications.

Love birds and bird watching? With the specific features for a good scope, you can now go and enjoy bird watching with the best spotting scope for birding and target shooting and get the very best views and images to carry along with you from the beautiful scenery of your feathered friends.

Vanguard Endeavor HD Angled Eyepiece Spotting Scope Review

Vanguard Company is a renowned company that has over 25 years’ experience in the manufacturing of quality spotting scopes. The Vanguard Endeavor HD Angled Eyepiece Spotting Scope is one of their quality products, which is ideal for a hunter who is looking for a compact and lightweight scope for distance spotting.

This scope is made out of durable and high-quality materials that ensure that it performs perfectly even after a constant or prolonged use. The Endeavor HD Angled Eyepiece Spotting Scope come with a zoom spotting scope as well as a soft bag, aluminum carrying case and a tripod as part of its kit.

Body Style of Vanguard Endeavor HD Angled Eyepiece Spotting Scope Review

Vanguard Endeavor HD Angled Eyepiece Spotting Scope FeatureThe Vanguard Endeavor HD Angled Eyepiece Spotting Scope features waterproof, magnesium and rubber armored body that has an integral side out sunshades. The scope also features a fast and fine focus knob that helps you to focus on the object. In addition, a large tripod mounting foot comes with a standard threaded socket placed below the main tube. At the back of the main tube, there are threads that accommodate the camera adapter.

In addition, the Vanguard Endeavor HD Angled Eyepiece Spotting Scope is sealed and is nitrogen filled to make it 100 percent foolproof. In addition, the scope is submersible.

You are also provided with rear and front caps raincoat carrying case as well as a carrying strap, making is a very portable device. These features also keep secure when being transported. To enhance its protection as well as the user convenience, the carrying case has snaps and zippers that will allow you to access all the controls fully so that you do not have to remove the scope from the case when using it.

With its design, you can use this scope for more than just hunting. You can use it for bird watching in addition to spotting strikes of targets at the shooting range. The handicapped can also benefit from this scope since they can use it to watch birds by means of a car window mount.

Objective lens

The Vanguard Endeavor HD Angled Eyepiece Spotting Scope comes with an impressive objective lens. It’s 82 mm objective lens makes it clear that the scope is made for premium spotting. The lenses give it an impressive grasp of light, actually, the light grasp is as big as that found in some astronomical telescopes.

The scopes also provide excellent eye relief that allows even the eyeglass wearers to use it comfortably. The scope also features a bayonet mounted 3:1 zoom ratio eyepiece that allows for a quick chance. This feature is very impressive and when we consider its twist-up eyecup, we find it very convenient because of the objective’s pull out lenses hood.


The Vanguard Endeavor HD Angled Eyepiece Spotting Scope comes with BaK4 roof prisms that are 100 percent water resistant and shock resistant. The prism has an extendable sunshade and fully coated lenses. In addition, the phase-corrected BaK4 prisms have the ability to maximize light transmissions and produces images that are color faithful as well as rich with contrast.

Optical coating

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When it comes to optical coating the Vanguard Endeavor HD Angled Eyepiece Spotting Scope comes with an impressive BaK4 roof prism as well as fully coated lenses. The nature of these features makes this scope to provide quality optic to help the hunter to take the full advantage in the area where they hunt. The optical coating provided in this HD model enhances the clarity and increases the magnification, creating the ideal environment for hunters who are hunting in plans, which are further apart.

To increase the clarity, this scope comes with an extendable eyecup that is covered with rubber. In addition, there the scope offers you an impressive eye relief even if you have set it at the highest zoom settings. This makes it provide a very impressive field f view. There is also an inbuilt sun shield that eliminates the glare from direct sunlight.

Optical Statistics

The optics of the Vanguard Endeavor HD Angled Eyepiece Spotting Scope makes the images appear sharp, contrast and do not have any form f color fringing. The scope also provides a very good edge-to-edge sharpness. The lens flare and internal reflections of the endeavor HD scope are suppressed by the fully multi-coated optics as well as the completely blackened interiors of its magnesium body. In addition, the coma, distortions, as well as other optical aberrations are well controlled.

A stacked dual focus mechanism employed by vanguard also makes the user make fine coarse adjustments. The extra low dispersion glass elements, as well as the BaK4 prisms, also enhance the clarity of the images.

In addition, the 2.1 to 1.0-degree angle of view is wide enough to enable the user to detect animals moving from a long distance. The optics of this scope are also enhanced by the 19.7 ft close focus s] distance that is delivered at 20x.


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The Vanguard Endeavor HD Angled Eyepiece Spotting Scope features a 20-60x zoom eyepiece that has a rubber zoom dial. In addition, there is a 1:3 zoom ratio as well as 2.1-1.0 degree angle of view that is complemented with the a 19mm eye relief as well as rubber eyecup that helps in providing additional viewing comfort especially if the user use it for prolonged periods. The scope also comes with impressive 82mm objectives that provide a very good field of view.


The Vanguard Endeavor HD Angled Eyepiece Spotting Scope is impressive hunting equipment that has superior features that are ideal for users who need a compact yet powerful tool to help them in their daily use.

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The portability of this scope is enhanced by its protective carrying bag. This bag is very useful especially where the user carries it to a tree stand for example or another area where the operation of the scope works well without the use of the car window mount or a tripod.

User friendliness

Looking at its user friendliness, we can say that this product deserves a five star. First, the tool delivers impressive results to the user and has more than one uses. Although it is built for premium hunting spotting, Bird watchers and naturalists will also love the clear images this scope delivers.


As previously mentioned the Vanguard Endeavor HD Angled Eyepiece Spotting Scope is made with durable and high-quality materials that ensure that it remains in top working condition even after being used constantly for a prolonged period.


Although the product is highly priced, looking at the features it has to offer it is definitely worth every penny. When you purchase this tool, you also do not have to worry about any breakages or purchasing additional accessories since it comes with a complete kit. This means that you do not have to buy a carrying bag or a tripod.


One thing you have to look at when purchasing a product is the warranty offered by the company. If the warranty period is long, it means that the company trusts their products. The company offers an extended warranty meaning that the product is durable and of high quality.


The only negative comment that relates to this scope is the weight. Some customers believe that the company could have made the scope a little lighter than it is. However, some customer said they would prefer caring a heavier tool than a tool that is manufactured with low-quality materials in a bid to cut its weight.

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The Vanguard Endeavor HD Angled Eyepiece Spotting Scope comes with a number of accessories. First, there are front and rear lens caps that will protect the lenses from excess light and shield them from extreme weather condition such as rain and extreme sun.

There is also a carrying strap that enables the user to carry the equipment easily and securely. In addition, there is a raincoat carrying case. The raincoat bag will obviously protect the coat from getting into contact with water. Although the scope is well coated, the raincoat bag will protect it from becoming wet.

Most hunters find carrying scopes a burden because they fear damaging them. No one would want to carry the scope if they are not very sure that it is completely safe.

The raincoat carrying case also has snaps as well as zippers that allow the user to access all the controls without having to remove the scope from the case. This makes sure that the scope can be used anytime, regardless of the weather.

Frequently Asked Question

Will this scope mate with a cannon rebel T2I?

Ans: If you have the adapter and a lens with either 58mm (which I believe covers the kit lens) or 52mm filter thread it should.

Final word

Looking at the features of the Vanguard Endeavor HD Angled Eyepiece Spotting Scope, we can recommend it to anyone who is looking for a durable yet effective best spotting scope. This scope is actually better than most shooter need for the rifle range. Its impressive optics will help you to view clear images that are more than 200 yards away. What is more, you can use this scope comfortably while still wearing glasses!


Celestron 52268 C90 Mak Spotting Scope Review

If you are looking for a best spotting scope that is excellent for all types of viewing solutions, Celestron 52268 C90 Mak Spotting scope, should be your best choice. This is a powerful compact and portable spotting scope from Celestron, that comes with Maksutov-Cassegrain optical path, an erect-image 450 diagonal (Also corrects the view literally) and 32mm eyepiece.

Celestron model 52268 offers a mine of applications which makes it a great choice for both astronomical and terrestrial usage. It delivers high power optics that’s not only perfect for hunting and celestial viewing but also ideal for outdoor use and wildlife observing.

Key Features-

Body Style of Celestron 52268 C90 Mak Spotting scope

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C90 Mak has an attractive angled shape, which offers many advantages. It’s more comfortable for use in prolonged observation periods, you can easily view birds in the sky, saves time and view the target images with ease. Furthermore, you will not have to raise the tripod so high. The spotting scope can be set at a lower height on the tripod, which makes it easier to maintain stability, especially in windy conditions.

Dimension and Weight:

Length W/Diagonal and Eyepiece 16” (41cm) and Weight w/diagonal and eyepiece 2.3Kg. Exterior: The body of this amazing spotting scope is made of aluminum and the exterior has no rubber armor encasing the unit.

Sun Shade:

Celestron 52268 C90 Mak Spotting scope (Black) 04Although C90 Mak does not have an inbuilt sliding sunshade, the optical coatings are made with anti-reflection materials that control the light from the sun.


Celestron 52268 C90 Mak Spotting scope 003The scope is tripod adaptable as it is designed with a mounting shoe and two standard 1/4”-20 thread mounting holes that allow you to mount it on any heavy duty tripod with ease.

The rear hole is effective for balancing the scope on your tripod and the front hole is meant for visual use. You should always heavy duty, stable and secure tripod, especially the ones that features slow-motion controls for pointing the scope precisely

The rear of Celestron 52268 also features built-in mount threads that allow you to mount an SLR camera to the scope by using the user-supplied camera specific T-ring. This is helpful for digiscoping and astrophotography applications. Waterproof: Unfortunately Celestron 52268 is not waterproof.


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The optics are excellent and offer razor sharp images on a wide field of view. It shows crisp and clear images of the target at all magnification levels. Once you place your order, you will enjoy using of Celestron 52268 at any time. At night, you can have a clear view of planets, stars or moons around Jupiter. You will also not be disappointed if you decide to use it in the early morning hours to watch birds as you will be able to see bright and clear images.

The optical chamber is nitrogen filled and therefore, C90 Mak is fog proof. You will still be able to use it even in extremely cold weather conditions. The optical system, (folded) has a focal length of 1250mm which is in the body of only twelve inches long.


The 45-degree viewing angle erect image 1.25 diagonal eyepiece holders is effective for reversing or correcting the image appearance so that you are able to see the right side up and corrects from left to right. The images look exactly like what you see when you decide to use unaided eye, correctly oriented left-to-right and upright in such a way that printing is correct and readable that you can follow the subjects on the motion.

Optical Coating-

C90 Mak is designed with multicoated optics that reduces the scattering or reflection of light. However, it’s not fully multicoated. The systems corrector lens coatings are designed with multiple layers of anti-reflection materials that are excellent at gathering light and contribute to high light transmission as well as great contrast.

Optical Statistics

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Eye relief is static at 20mm regardless of the magnification you are using. Eyeglasses wearer needs at least 15mm eye relief. Therefore, the 20mm distance accommodates everyone, including sunglasses wearers. It allows you to view the image clearly, without even a trace of blurring or chromatic aberration, also known as blue fringing, which distorts high power views, especially in the competing refractor style spotting scopes.

Field Of View

The width of the target image varies through the spotting scope. It depends on your eyepiece magnification setting. Higher magnifications have detailed images, but the target image width gets narrower. The linear and angular fields of view of C90 Mak are as follows.

The linear field of view-ft@1000yds/ m@1000m: w/32mm-68/23Angular field of view is set at 1.3 degrees w/32mm.

Close Focusing Distance

According to Celestron statistics, the near focus of this spotting scope is 15 feet (4.6m).


The compact and affordable package comes with the following;

  • The Celestron C90 Makustov Spotting Scope
  • A 1.25-inch size correct image 45* prism diagonal: For correcting image appearance.
  • An 8 x 21 erect image finderscope provides a wider field of view that aids you in locating the targets with ease.
  • A fully coated 32mm Plossl eyepiece: Provides users with an excellent magnification of 39X.
  • A carry case: It’s a nylon backpack-style soft carrying case. It’s of good quality but does not offer efficient protection, especially if you would like to travel a lot with the spotting scope. You can invest in a case or a bag that can offer more cushioning and protection after purchase.


Celestron 52268 C90 Mak Spotting scope (Black) 07If you have ever used the low-cost spotting scopes you must have realized that at 40X magnification, it starts to seem fuzzy. With C90 Mak, the 40X magnification is just the starting point. It is designed to allow the use of different types of eyepieces with varying powers. This includes the 32mm Plossl eyepiece (standard equipment) that yields 39X magnification and many other eyepieces that offer varying magnification.

You can use the optional 12.5mm eyepiece, and try looking at Jupiter. At 100X, you will be able to clearly see the Jupiters major cloud bands and its four moons. You can still use the optional 6mm eyepiece and push the magnification to 200X. You will be able to see the moon and stars clearly. If you will decide to look at the birds in your backyard, you will see delightful views with vibrant colors as well as crisp details. At a close distance of approximately 15 feet, the texture and detail of your view will be excellent.


Portability: C90 Mak has a portable design which makes it easy to handle and use.

User Friendliness: Once you receive your package, C90 Mak is a complex system that features mirrors and baffles, but it’s easy to use. The assembly process is outlined in the user manual. This includes how to attach the erect image diagonal and an eyepiece, how to attach the 8 x 21 erect image finderscope and how to attach the spotting scope to a video/photo tripod.

The scope focusing mechanism is excellent. Just a single focusing knob is used to control and adjust the position of the main mirror that slides back and forth on the main baffle tube. The knob turns smoothly and easily. Aligning the finder scope is also a simple task as it mounts perfectly to the side of C90’s OTA. It’s also easy to remove for storage and transport. Generally, you will not face any difficulty in using this spotting scope.

Cost Effective: All the benefits that come with C90 Mak make it a worthwhile investment. Its regular price ranges from $179.95- $229.95, but once you place your order and start using it, you will realize that its price reflects its worth.

Durability: This spotting scope is very well built. Its compact design and sturdy construction offer years of service.

Lifetime Warranty: Canadian and U.S.A customers get Celestron No Fault Limited Lifetime Warranty. This means that for the products usable lifetime, the company covers replacements or repairs in cases of defective components. However, the warranty does not cover the damages from normal wear and tear.


High magnifications offer a narrow field of view: As a user, you may not be able to follow moving targets such as birds in flight.

Will this fit with the C90 Celestron 93230 8 to 24mm 1.25 Zoom Eyepiece?

Ans: Yes. It will however move the center of mass father to the rear. If you have a tabletop tripod it may fall over.

Final Comments

Celestron 52268 C90 Mak Spotting scope appears to be attractive, but its real beauty is in the view that it offers. A rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars after 124 customer reviews on Amazon shows that a high percentage of users are satisfied with its performance. This is an assurance that you will not be disappointed by this product

Moreover, it is offered at a fantastic price. Whether you are interested in hunting, bird watching, sports, nature, casual astronomy or any other relevant activity, place your order today and enjoy the high optical quality offered by C90 Mak. You will definitely love all the benefits that come with this amazing spotting scope.

Emarth 20-60x60AE Waterproof Angled Spotting Scope With Tripod Review

Whether used for simply viewing nature, or engaging in outdoor sports like hunting, having a high-quality spotting scope is the perfect way to ensure the best possible views every time. From bird watching to deer hunting, having the kind of high-powered spotting scope like the Emarth 20-60x60AE Waterproof Angled Spotting Scope with Tripod can prevent ever missing a shot or an amazing view.

This spotting scope by Emarth is both comfortable and convenient to use anywhere and therefore one of the best spotting scopes. For the benefit of anyone interested in learning more about this spotting scope, some additional product information and benefits will now be addressed briefly.

Product Details at a glance-

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– This spotting scope with dynamic lens and multicoated optics delivers astounding brightness and clarity for optimal viewing.

– BK-7 prism for bright, clear, crisp viewing.

– Waterproof fog proof spotting scope with tripod, Ideal for all-weather conditions. – Ergonomically designed to enhance overall handling.

– With this scope, you’ll have a great, all-around optical instrument, perfect for viewing nature or outdoor sporting activities.

Click here to the Specifications

– Magnification:20x – 60x

– Objective lens diameter:60mm

– Eyepiece diameter:16mm

– Eye relief: 17-13.5mm

– Exit Pupil: 3.2-1.10mm

– Field of View: 39-19m/1000m

– Prism Type: BK7

– Focusing Method:Central focus

– Optical Coating: Full Multi Coated

– Size: 350 x 100 x 75mm

– Weight: 640g mm

Click here to see Warranty:

At Emarth, we back all our products with a 12-month warranty, 30-day money back guarantee, lifetime support guarantee, and provide friendly, easy-to-reach support.

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– 1 x Emarth Angled Spotting Scope

– 1 x Tripod

– 1 x Carrying Bag

– 1 x Lens Cap

– 1 x Manual

Style and Features of Emarth 20-60x60AE Waterproof Angled Spotting Scope

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When it comes to the kinds of high-grade spotting scopes like this model from Emarth, consumers tend to expect premium performance. This model meets the premium standard in many ways, and one way is the feature of having a dynamic lens equipped with multi-coated optics and a rich forest green color. When using this spotting scope, operators experience outstanding, brilliant brightness and optimal clarity levels for the best possible viewing experience.

Emarth 20-60x60AE Waterproof Angled Spotting Scope with Tripod 03With a BK-7 prism built into it, buyers of this Emarth spotting scope will enjoy the added benefit of having the crispest and well-defined viewing experience possible with any scope product.

The dimensional specifications of this spotting scope are an eyepiece diameter of 16mm and an eye relief distance of 17-13.5mm. Size dimensions are 350mm x 100mm x 75mm which is a compact and powerful size rating for a spotting scope, and this benefits consumers by being lightweight and easy to maneuver around different environments. At a 640g weight, this scope is one that can be transported long distances with minimal effort from the person transporting it.

With a twelve-month scope warranty and a lifetime support guarantee from Emarth, it is clear that this is a spotting scope whose manufacturer truly stands behind the integrity of their product.

Optics, Magnification, and Lenses

Emarth 20-60x60AE Waterproof Angled Spotting Scope with Tripod 08The magnification rating on this Emarth spotting scope is 20x – 60x, and this is a magnifying ability which is almost always completely sufficient for most if not all naturalistic or hunting oriented outdoor activities. This spotting scope package comes with the spotting scope itself, one tripod, a carrying bag for convenience, a lens cap, and directions manual for scope owners.

A 60mm objective lens allows this Emarth spotting scope to focus very naturally when trying to hone in on moving targets, and this can be a huge benefit for many naturalistic and hunting applications.

Emarth 20-60x60AE Waterproof Angled Spotting Scope with Tripod 07The optics, lens, and the scope itself are all completely fog and waterproof, and this helps out owners of this scope tremendously because the spotting scope can function perfectly fine in virtually all weather conditions. The eyepiece on this spotting scope is where users can look to find the optimal view of whatever they are focusing on, and this eyepiece designed for the use of scope optics is angled at 45 degrees.

The optics built into this Emarth spotting scope are designed to offer users the most vivid colors, sharp contrasts, and incredible resolution available on the market today which represents a huge benefit for buyers.


As far as the strengths of this spotting scope go, it’s amazing ability to dynamically focus in on targets easily and fluidly track even moving targets is a primary strong point.

Another strong point of this spotting scope is in the fact that it can withstand any elements that mother nature can throw at it, which cannot be said of every spotting scope out there. Even if it is being used in the pouring rain and gale force wind, it will still function properly and will not sustain any damage.

At a fair price, this spotting scope by Emarth is a great value and a scope which delivers a lot for what it charges customers.


Additionally, this scope can even be dropped or handled roughly without sustaining any damage due to being protected with shock absorbing rubber.

In terms of weaknesses with this spotting scope, the only significant weakness is that the tripod is not as sturdy or heavy duty as it could possibly be. The tripod is really the only component set of this spotting scope which could be seen as a relative weakness of the scope.

Frequently Asked Question

Would this be a good option for seeing shot placement out to 500yds?

Ans: I would say no, this scope is only really good to see shot placement out to 200 yards with high florescent type targets. Any further than that I would recommend a much better scope.

Product Final Conclusion

In conclusion, this Emarth spotting scope is an ergonomically designed, comfortable, and easy to use scope which can provide hours, weeks, months, and years of wonderful enjoyment to anyone who purchases one. The all-weather conditions ability of this spotting scope along with its affordable price makes it a scope which is sought out by many different naturalists and outdoorsmen. No matter which outdoor sports purpose an individual has for their spotting scope, this model by Emarth represents an affordable and highly functional product which anyone can enjoy and make use of.

BARSKA 20-60×60 Waterproof Straight Spotting Scope with Tripod Review

If you are a lover of the outdoors, a naturalist, a bird watcher or hunter, you know that the experience is much better when you are able to have a good view. The BARSKA 20-60×60 Waterproof Straight Spotting Scope with Tripod enables you to have a great view, regardless of the weather condition that you are facing. Even if it is raining or foggy, you are able to view objects with great clarity and color as well as detail. This spotting scope is one of the best spotting scopes in the Barska Colorado Series, which are known to offer users with a great experience.


The BARSKA 20-60×60 Waterproof Straight Spotting Scope with Tripod is unique due to the following differentiating features:

Body style of BARSKA 20-60×60 Waterproof Straight Spotting Scope

BARSKA 20-60x60 Waterproof Straight Spotting Scope with Tripod 05It has a straight body design with a pan-head tripod. It weighs 3.2 pounds and measures 13.5 inches by 2.8 inches by 4 inches. This spotting scope is totally waterproof and fog proof. Therefore, when you are in such weather conditions, you can carry on with your viewing.

The rubber armor is shock absorbing and this offers protection to the spotting scope. It also has a sunshade, offering you with a good way to view objects clearly. The tripod is mountable.


BARSKA 20-60x60 Waterproof Straight Spotting Scope with Tripod 07 (1)The 20-60×60 WP Colorado Spotting Scope has a rugged weather sealed housing, in which the multicoated optics are contained. The optics of this Barska 20-60×60 Waterproof Straight spotting scope sets the standards in optical performance. You are able to view your subject clearly even when it is 100 yards away.

Objective lens

The Barska 20-60×60 Waterproof Straight Spotting Scope which has an objective lens that offers you with a great view and greater detail of the objects that you are viewing. It offers an optimal viewing with good clarity and brightness.

The 60 mm objective lens, which is coated, has a sharp resolution and enables you to view objects in images that have a vivid color and with an optimum contrast.


Just like the other types of spotting scopes in the Colorado series spotting scopes, the 20-60×60 Waterproof Colorado Spotter uses BK-7 Porro prisms. These prisms are of high quality and are able to transmit contrast-rich and bright images which are highly detailed, even in conditions with low-light. You get to enjoy a clear view, whether it is day or night.

Optical coating

The lenses are fully coated. With this, you are able to view objects with great clarity and color as well as details. The objective lens measures 60mm in diameter. Barska is an international sporting optics company. The optics are advanced and of high quality.

The coated lenses offer you with clear, crisp images. The coating of the lenses also ensures that the transmission of light is increased, giving you a better view. The optical coating ensures that you get good viewing, even at night or in low-light conditions.

Lens Coating: This Barska Colorado spotting scope has fully coated Porro lens, which offers great visibility. The coated lenses maximize the transmission of light and offer images that are bright and clear, with a high-contrast view. This gives you great viewing, even in harsh weather conditions such as rain or fog or conditions in which there is minimal lighting.


The eyepiece, which is the actual distance that light travels from the ocular lens to the eye, is straight. This spotting scope has an eyecup that offers optimal viewing. Head-on viewing is made possible with this eyecup. You are able to view your subject with ease and comfort.

Optical Stats

The following are the optical stats of this device, which makes it different from other types of spotting scopes:

  • The exit pupil measures between 3mm-1mm
  • It has a field of view which is as follows: 106.5/35.5 @20x-46.9/15.4@60x (this measurement is (ft@1000yds/m@1000m)
  • A close focus that measures 26ft or 8m
  • Eye relief (this is the actual distance that the light travels from the ocular lens to the eye) with a measurement of 14.5mm-11.2mm


BARSKA 20-60x60 Waterproof Straight Spotting Scope with Tripod 08This spotting scope comes with accessories such as the pan-head tripod and a carrying case which is soft on the inside to cushion the scope but with a hard outer covering. It also has lens covers that can be flipped to protect the lens when it is not in use.

The tripod stand enables you to mount the spotting scope so as to have a good view of your subject with ease and in a hands-free way. The carrying case is soft and is convenient for use as you carry the spotting scope.


With the Barska 20-60×60 Spotting Scope, you are able to magnify the images of the bird, animal or object that you are spotting. It has a zoom magnification that varies between 20x and 60x. This enables you to focus on your subject and then zoom in for greater and clear detail.

This optical device suitable for use while hunting, bird watching, as well as making a lunar observation. It can also be used for spotting at the rifle range. You can use the minimum 20x magnification to survey the entire landscape, and thereafter zoom to higher magnification power so as to focus on fine details.


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The rubber armor covering provides the scope with protection from harsh weather conditions. Extra protection is offered by the lens cover. The magnification power offers you with a stronger visual capacity to see fine details.

Portability: This spotting scope weighs 3.3 pounds and its casing makes it easier to carry it about. It has a compact design and is very handy. You are able to carry it about with ease.

User-friendliness: A beginner or advanced user can handle this device as it is easy to set up and use. You may start viewing using the minimum magnification power as you zoom in and increase the magnification power so as to have better and clear images. You are also able to mount the BARSKA 20-60×60 Waterproof Straight spotting scope onto the tripod stand and use it in a hands-free manner.

Durability: This spotting scope is completely waterproof and fog proof. It is built for the outdoors and can withstand harsh conditions. It has protective features such as a lens cover and rubber armor, which cover the lenses and scope.

The straight-body design, weather seals, and grooved zoom dial are made in such a way that you will get to enjoy a viewing over a period of years in a comfortable way. The annual support that you receive as part of the guarantee also enables you to maintain the condition of your spotting scope.

Lifetime warranty: After purchasing this device, you will get to enjoy a limited lifetime warranty on labor and the parts of the spotting scope. In this warranty, you get to enjoy protection on your spotting scope’s hardware. It covers the cost of repairs of damages caused by accidental dropping or spilling of liquids on the device. You also get to enjoy annual maintenance and a one-time replacement of the battery.


Despite its lightweight design is suitable for portability, this makes it less stable and even very responsive to movements and vibrations. This increases the chances of it falling and it also leads to poor visibility. The tripod stand is also not sturdy and you will need to have a good grip on the spotting scope.

The BK7 prisms used in this spotting scope are less superior to BAK4 prisms, which results in an exit pupil which is round and give you a sharper image of your subject.

Can this be mounted on a regular camera tripod?

Ans: Yes it can. I suggest buying the best tripod you can, preferably one you can weigh down because this scope is light and can shake in the wind.

My Opinion

The BARSKA 20-60×60 Waterproof Straight Spotting Scope is a good buy. It is designed to last and with its long, useful life, you will get to enjoy clear and sharp images of objects, animals or birds for a long period of time. Once you buy this, you will get to see what we are talking about- quite literally!

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