Angled or Straight spotting scope which one lets in more light?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by enigma, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. enigma

    enigma Well-Known Member

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    Is there any difference in the amount of light that a straight lets in over a angled spotting scope ? And other than your not look right at the object throw a angled is that the only difference in scopes?
     
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  2. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    Re: Angled or Straight spotting scope?

    There is on more mirror for that angle, and I HEAR slight difference
     
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    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    Re: Angled or Straight spotting scope?

    There is on more mirror for that angle, and I HEAR slight difference
     
  4. enigma

    enigma Well-Known Member

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    So theres more light let in on a angled spotting scope
     
  5. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Most angled spotting scopes have all the same parts as the straight ones .The only difference is that the Prisms are located on the center line of the rotating joint so it can be positioned at different angles.Some angled scopes are fixed at a specific angle but they still have Prisms to shorten the
    overall length of the scope.

    There should be no light loss over any scope that uses Prisms.

    J E CUSTOMS