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Old 03-29-2003, 03:01 PM
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Spotting scope eye relief

What is a good spotting scope for people that wear glasses?

I don't like to have to take my glasses off to see through the spotting scope.

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Old 03-29-2003, 03:08 PM
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Re: Spotting scope eye relief

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most all your good brand companies such as Kowa, Leica and others make a long eye relief eyepiece usually a straight power.

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Old 03-29-2003, 04:09 PM
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Re: Spotting scope eye relief

What do I look for?

What would be long eye relief in a spotting scope?

Can you recommend one?

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Old 03-29-2003, 04:38 PM
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Re: Spotting scope eye relief

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Kowa makes real good spotters with long eye-relief eyepieces which a have enough eye relief that you can wear your glasses, if you get the larger ones around 80mm you can always get another later and put two of them together on a bracket and have one of the best set of big eyes for long range hunting there is, or if your a high-power shooter then you only need one. I don't remember the actual distance of eye-relief, but I looked thru a lot of Kowas with the long eye-relief eyepieces and didn't have to take off my glasses. They have a web site.
I use the Bushnell Spacemasters,two together on a bracket, (20 plus years old) with the 22x Wide Angle eyepieces and the 27x Kowa Wide Angle eyepieces which are great but you have to take your glasses off for greatest advantage.

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Re: Spotting scope eye relief

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Look back in the forum about optics and what price Kowa Big Eyes (something like that) and you will see a picture of two Kowas (twin pack).

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Re: Spotting scope eye relief

I am very near sighted (-7 on both eyes)and wear thick eye glasses. I use the Nikon Fieldscope 82mm ED with the 25-75X eye piece without any problem. Eye relief is 15.2mm (about .6")
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Re: Spotting scope eye relief

I used to have the Kowa 80mm with the 20-60 eyepiece,you don't have enough eye-relief in the bigger magnifications(really good scope though,very clear glass)if you were glasses.
The only spotting scope that has allot of eyerelief at all magnifications is the 12-40X 60mm leupold.
PS allot of sales pitch from different companies tell you that they have enough eye-relief for glasses.In my opinion 16-18mm eye-relief should be your minimum requirement when shopping around

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