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Spotting Scopes

Spotting scopes and field-scopes are designed to have a greater magnification than binoculars, but a lower magnification than a telescope. They are made to be used terrestrially for activities such as birdwatching, wildlife observation, hunting, shooting, and surveillance. We are also finding more customers embracing scopes for digiscoping in support of their wildlife photography. We provide a broad range of options for any of these purposes from leading manufacturers including Nikon, Swarovski and Zeiss.

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Bushnell Prime 20-60x65 Angled Eyepiece Spotting Scope

The Bushnell Forge 20-60x65 Angled Eyepiece is a versatile spotting scope which features fog free waterproofing regardless of temperature change & anti-reflective coatings for bright clear views.





ZEISS Conquest Gavia 85 Angled Spotting Scope

A compact companion for incredible discoveries


ZEISS Victory Harpia 85 Angled Spotting Scope

The highest performance spotting scope from ZEISS


Nikon Fieldscope ED50 Charcoal Grey

Fieldscope ED50 Charcoal Grey



Bushnell Forge 20-60x80 Angled Eyepiece Spotting Scope

The Bushnell Forge 20-60x80 Angled Spotting Scope features up to 60x magnification with a large 80mm objective lens and 45 degree eyepiece for flexible viewing, ideal for faraway animals & birds.


Bushnell Forge 20-60x80 Straight Eyepiece Spotting Scope

The Bushnell Forge 20-60x80 Straight Eyepiece spotting scope offers high magnification and large 80mm objective lens for clear nature viewing in any conditions thanks to IPX7 waterproofing.


Bushnell Prime 20-60x65 Straight Eyepiece Spotting Scope

The Bushnell Forge 20-60x65 Straight Eyepiece is a versatile cost effective spotting scope which features fog free waterproofing regardless of temperature change with anti-reflective coatings.














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Spotting scopes are designed by optical engineers with varying features to suit purposes and budgets. If you intend to use a scope to locate birds or wildlife for photography, it is worth considering the close focus ability. Being able to spot small birds or creatures in foliage and bushes just 20 or 30 feet away can be very useful.

The magnification is a fundamental consideration with models providing around 30x to 70x or even slightly higher. The greater the magnification the better viewing will be of further afield objects, with some models able to view subjects well beyond the abilities of a regular pair of binoculars. With higher magnifications it can be difficult to keep a scope steady. High-end models are starting to appear with stabilisation, such as some Nikon models for example, which boast vibration reduction.

Another consideration is the objective lens. This defines the image quality and in this case bigger is better, particularly on models with a high magnification. Larger objective lenses do lead to heavier equipment however, so it is worth considering the intended use. A tripod or monopod can help with stabilisation and comfort for longer periods of use.

Another choice when deciding on a model is whether to opt for straight or angled. Each present their own set of pros and cons. Overall a straight scope provides quicker target acquisition and are better for looking downwards. Angled scopes are perhaps slightly more fiddly, but arguably provide more versatility and are better for looking upwards. So birders and wildlife photographers tend to opt for angled scopes and outdoor sports tend to err towards straight scopes.

Visit Park Cameras store in Burgess Hill or Central London to try different models for yourself and see which you favour or shop online for fully secure purchases and free delivery. We also carry a range of eye pieces, extenders and accessories to accompany your purchase.

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