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Angled or Straight Spotting scope?

 
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Old 10-10-2010, 10:47 AM
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Re: Angled or Straight Spotting scope?

For me, always having had and used straight spotters the angled spotter feels very awkward to use and I struggle to get on target quickly.

One of my best friends is an angled spotter user. It's all he has ever had and used and wouldn't have anything else but he does get on target much quicker than I do when he is looking thru my straight one.

IMHO, they both have their pros and cons and more than anything it's all in what you get used to. But, I do believe it is easier for a "angled user" to acquire the target easier/quicker with a straight than it is for a "straight user" when using an angled.
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Old 10-11-2010, 05:46 PM
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Re: Angled or Straight Spotting scope?

I have a straight eyepiece for my swarovski but I wish I had gotten an angled one. It may take a little more to reaquire the target but it also allows you to get a shorter tripod which lowers the center of gravity. Once you start using the higher powers on the spotting scope it gets hard to keep a clear picture because a little wind etc moves the scope around just enough to make it fuzzy. I normally glass while sitting on my butt. I would think the angled eyepeice would allow you to glass from the prone a little easier. My neck gets tired from having to be kinked up looking through my scope in the prone.
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