is a sweet little scope. It was the absolute favorite of one of
our judges in the 2000 trials. It's compact, well sealed, waterproof
(unlike its larger sibling, above), 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.
were surprised that its resolutions scores were not quite so high
as we expected for a top-rate Nikon instrument. However, its handling
qualities are so good that a birder might put up with less than
Michael and Diane Porter