Spotting Scope Review:

Alpen 15-45×60 Waterproof Spotting Scope

Alpen 15-45x60 Waterproof Spotting ScopeThe Alpen 15-45×60 w/45 deg. eye piece, Waterproof Spotting Scope is fully waterproof and fog proof.  The quality optics and powerful zoom allow for panoramic viewing at low power with the ability to zoom in close to view distant objects in greater detail.  It is rugged and light weight so it’s easy to take it with you and the multicoated optics and retractable sunshade help reduce glare and give you a clear and bright image.

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Product Features and Specifications

  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 7 x 3 inches Alpen 15-45x60 Spotting Scope attached to tree
  • Product Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • 15-45x zoom magnification with multi-coated optics for a bright image
  • 45 degree eye piece for easy viewing when standing
  • Waterproof / Fogproof – Nitrogen filled body design
  • Retractable sunshade and rubber armored design
  • Table top tripod and nylon case

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The Reviews

The reviews that can be found online for the Alpen 15-45×60 w/45 deg. eye piece, Waterproof Spotting Scope are quite good.  Most of the reviewers agree that this is an excellent scope for the price.  One of the reviewers talks about spending a few hours in a local sporting goods store to test and compare a number of different scopes.  After trying several different models he narrowed it down to the Alpen and a Nikon Prostaff.  He states that the image, clarity, color and sharpness were indistinguishable between the two.  He also states that the Nikon was ever so slightly brighter at full magnification but the Nikon was $150 more expensive and the slight edge in brightness was not enough to justify such a difference in price.

Alpen 15-45x60 Waterproof Spotting Scope set with accessoriesNot all of the reviews were fantastic.  One person stated that they were a little disappointed in the performance of this scope.  This person said that they could not maintain focus when changing the magnification setting.  They felt that in a good spotting scope you should be able to increase magnification without the need to refocus.  Another reviewer stated that it was hard to focus with just one finger and focusing also required too many turns to quickly go from the closest to the longest focal distance.

The majority of the reviews were quite positive.  Most people agree that the Alpen 15-45×60 is well-built and appreciate the waterproof construction and compact, lightweight design.  These attributes make it a great scope to take into the field.  When researching this product we found that the positive comments outweigh the negative comments quite a bit and we feel confident giving this scope our recommendation.

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