in 2000 trials for
and Diane Porter
60mm ED Angle Fieldscope III
a sweet little scope. It was the absolute favorite of one of our judges
in the 2000 trials. It's compact, well sealed, waterproof, and
nitrogen purged. It has a pullout sunshade and broad, rubberized, easy-to-find
focus ring. There are sighting lines on the right side of the prism housing.
small 20-45x zoom eyepiece turns smoothly and contributes to the compactness
of the 60mm scope. If you wanted to backpack with a spotting scope, you
could be very happy to carry this rugged, well made little scope.
surprised that its resolutions scores were not quite so high as we expected
for a first-rate Nikon instrument. However, its handling qualities are
so good that a birder might put up with less than perfect resolution.