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Best Spotting Scope for Eyeglass Wearers: Embracing Your Hawk-Eye

Introduction

While it may be a fashion statement for some, it’s not easy wearing glasses all the time. From fogging up in an Airconditioned room to obscuring a scope’s view, wearing glasses is a hassle. So, what can be done about that?

Fear not, this is a common problem, especially if you’re out hunting or stargazing. The purpose of this post was to keep the “visually impaired” in mind. 

So, if you’re a four-eyes struggling with viewing through a scope we got your back. More precisely, our post on the best spotting scope for eyeglass wearers.

Down below, we’ve added the best 5 lists of spotting scopes according to our research team. This eagle-eyed group of individuals is quite the scope enthusiasts. And they took full advantage of the opportunity of this write-up.

So you know, the material you’re reading is top quality.

We’ve also added a buying guide below it, for your convenience. This will help you learn about the basics of the product. And who knows? You might end up learning a new thing too!

Now, let’s wipe your glasses and get ready to view the world!

Comparison Table

Emarth’s 20-60x60AE Angled Spotting Scope

Let’s start with the best one on the list. It’s none other than Emarth’s Angled Spotting scope. So why is the Emarth the best one out of the 5?

Let’s find out.

The Emarth has a fully multicoated lens, coupled with a BAK4 roof prism. This allows for the maximum amount of light to enter the lens, despite having the lowest diameter (60mm). This makes the Emarth quite handy even in low-light conditions.

It has a magnification range between 20-60x. This is a pretty standard magnification range in the world of spotting scopes. Moreover, it provides an excelled 39-19m field of vision at 1000 meters.

Moreover, the glass eyepiece in front has a built-in retractable sunshade. This reduces glare by a lot, and it’s perfect for sunny excursions.

The exterior of the Emarth is made of high-quality rubber. This makes the Emarth shock-proof and extremely durable.

Moreover, the Emarth is completely fog-proof and waterproof. This is due to the inner chamber being filled with Nitrogen gas. While the eyepieces have a resilient O-ring around them to keep water and debris out.

Even though it’s impossible to beat Emarth’s quality according to its price range, there is a flaw. The eye relief is poor and the slightest movement from you may result in a blurry image.

Pros

  • Excellent Magnification.
  • Great Durability.
  • Best Value for Money.
  • Excellent Field of View.

Cons

  • Small eye-relief distance.

Gosky’s 20-60×80 Updated Spotting Scopes

Up next, we have the 1st runner-up of the list. This is none other than Gosky’s Updated Spotting Scope. However, this should be no surprise because the Gosky brand has always produced some eyecatching scopes.

So, let’s dive into the specifics, shall we?

For starters, the Gosky has the highest objective lens diameter on the lens. It boasts an impressive 80mm lens. This means that it can let in the most amount of light on the list.

The higher the light-gathering capacity the better of an image you can see. Like the Emarth, it also has the BAK4 light prism tech built inside it. So when it comes to light-gathering capacity, the Gosky is the best.

It also has a rubber exterior which protects it from weather hazards. Like the Emarth, Gosky has Nitrogen gas in its chambers along with weather-tight seals. This means it’s fog proof and weatherproof.

This is reflected by its decent field of view. Its range is  25.26-14.63m at 914.4 m. 

But why did it get bumped down the list?

We had a tough time choosing the champ between the Gosky and Emarth. The Emarth eventually edged the Gosky due to having a greater field of vision and lower weight. However, unlike the Emarth the Gosky doesn’t have any eye-relief issues.

Pros

  • It is user-friendly.
  • Excellent durability.
  • Decent adaptability. 
  • Great eye-relief.

Cons

  • Bit bulky.
  • Not the best field of vision.

Huicocy’s 20-60x60mm Spotting Scopes

Ending the top 3 race of the best spotting scopes known to man is the Huicocy’s Spotting Scope. Now, this one is quite special too, so don’t write it off for coming in 3rd.

But, why don’t we go over its spec sheet to see what it’s all about?

To begin with, the Huicocy is the lightest spotting scope on the list. It weighs a meager 1.32 pounds. This means that if you’re out on a lengthy trip, this won’t be a hassle to carry around.

Like most others, the Huicocy comes with a tripod and a phone connector. However, unlike most others, Huicocy can be replaced permanently. You just have to let them know and 24 hours later, you get a new one.

It has a 20-60×60 mm objective lens. This is a pretty standard rating compared to the rest of the spotting scopes on the list. 

Even though it has a lower objective lens diameter, it’s counteracted by the BAK4 prism technology. In this regard, it’s quite similar to the Emarth Spotting scope.

However, the Huicocy has an excellent field of vision. Its range is 39.93-20.1 meters at 914.14 meters.

The Huicocy is also the most durable of the bunch. Its exterior is made of rubber and high-grade aluminum. This means that the Huicocy can take quite the beating.

It’s also waterproof and comes with a myriad of accessories. This means eyepiece and objective lens covers, carrying bags, and a cleaning cloth. All of these can be replaced for free, for life.

If you’re one of those people that loses things easily, then this is the one for you.

Pros

  • Most Portable.
  • Superb durability.
  • Excellent build quality.
  • A decent field of vision.
  • Decent light-gathering capacity.

Cons

  • The carrying Bag doesn’t have much space.
  • Issues with tripod quality.

CREATIVE XP’s 20-60x80mm Spotting Scope

At number 4, is the CREATIVE XP Spotting scope. This is quite an interesting spotting scope, so why don’t we go over the specifics?

The XP has one of the biggest lenses on the list. It measures a staggering 80mm in diameter. Other than one of the best light-gathering lenses out there, there is one interesting aspect of the XP.

While traditional scopes get blurry the more you zoom in, the CREATIVE XP does not. You can go up to 60x magnification without any chromatic abrasions forming.

Moreover, the XP doesn’t just prevent reflections due to its multi-coated lens. It also resists scratches.

However, its range of vision isn’t that good. You can only see 274.32 meters (300 yards). After that, the vision gets blurry.

Furthermore, the XP is the heaviest of the bunch. This makes it quite the hassle to carry around.

Pros

  • Excellent light-gathering capacity.
  • Decent durability.
  • Comes with a clicker.
  • Weather and Fogproof.

Cons

  • Extremely Bulky.
  • A low range of vision.

SVBONY’s SV28 25-70×70 Spotting Scope

Lastly, you have the SVBONY’s SV28 spotting scope. This may be the last on the list, but don’t underestimate it just yet. This may have some interesting features which might pique your interest.

The SV28 has an IP65 rating. This means that it’s perfectly waterproof and won’t be taking in any water anytime soon. So no matter if it’s rain or shine, the SV28 has got your back.

The SV28 is excellent for viewing at any time of day. This is due to its 70mm lens, which has the second-best light-gathering capacity. It can also magnify the most, capable of reaching a maximum magnification of 70x.

The SV28 is also slip-resistant. This is because it was made of a non-slip material. This makes the SV28 an excellent spotting scope to have.

Pros

  • Lightweight.
  • Good durability.
  • Great versatility.

Cons

  • Gets blurry at longer magnifications.
  • Poor phone mount.

Things You Need to Consider Before Buying a Scope

This section further magnifies the matter at hand. When it comes to choosing scopes, you should rely on its specs not just ranking. The purpose of this section here focuses on this.

Knowing the basics of spotting scopes will help you gain more understanding of the matter. That way you can choose for yourself, by choosing a scope that caters to your needs. After all, you’re the only one that knows what you want best.

So, without further ado, let’s get to it!

Magnification And Field Of View

Magnification talks about how much an image is magnified. For example, a 20x magnification will show an image that’s 20 times bigger than in real life.

Now, your spotting scope may come with a fixed power or a variable power. In the fixed magnification you can’t change the magnification range.

However, in the variable-powered scope, you can. The Variable Scopes are most commonly expressed as a range. For example, a 20-60×80 scope means that you can adjust between 20x to 60x magnification.

The number 80 indicates the size of the objective lens (the one at the end of the scope). It’s measured in millimeters, but we’ll get back to it later.

Now let’s talk about another interesting aspect; the field of vision of the scope. So what does this mean?

This indicates at the specified distance, how much of the horizon you’ll be able to see. If you’re gazing 1,000 meters away and have a spotting scope with a field of view of 122 meters, you’ll be able to see 122 meters over the horizon. 

The field of view is normally denoted as a range. For example, 108–60 feet at 1000 yards. So the field of vision at the lowest magnification setting would be 108 feet, and the greatest magnification level at 60 feet.

Objective Lens & Light-Gathering Capacity

The objective lens diameter indicates the objective lens’s size in millimeters. The number following the x in a spotting scope’s number represents the objective lens diameter. For example, in a scope marked as 20-60×80, the size of the objective lens is 80mm.

The objective lens’ size and the light-gathering capacity of the lens are directly proportional. Thus, the more light that enters an optical scope and the brighter the image. 

This is because the extra light-gathering capability allows for more information when zoomed in. As a result, larger objective lenses have higher maximum magnification.

This measurement is usually between 50 and 100 mm, depending on the model. Larger objective lenses produce clearer views in general, but also make scopes heavier and more difficult to transport.

Straight Or Angled Scope?

Now when it comes to the style of the spotting scope, there are two styles. There is a straight scope and an angled scope. 

So what are the benefits of each style? Let’s find out

Let’s begin with the straight scope. When you’re sitting in a vehicle and glassing downhill, a straight spotting scope is a scope for the job. 

This is because it goes right into your pack or scope sleeve. Thus, Straight Scope is far more packable than an angled eyepiece.

Another benefit is that it aligns with your line of sight, making moving targets easier to track. Moreover, it will be at the same angle as your riflescope if you shoot prone. This allows you to alternate between shooting, looking through your spotter, and shooting again without a hitch!

Now, let’s talk about the angled scope.

When scoping for lengthy periods, an angled spotting scope is far more convenient to use. Its rotating lens gives you a variety of viewing possibilities. And allows you to glass at upward angles comfortably. 

One of the most appealing features of an angled spotter is how easily it can be shared. The eyepiece may be angled upwards to allow numerous persons of different heights to view the same target. So if you’re out with a partner who forgot to bring his/her scope, this is the one for you.

Glass Composition

Lastly, the glass composition is an important factor to consider before buying a composition. Fluorite-coated, HD (high density), or ED (extra-low dispersion) glass is used in the best spotting scope lenses. 

This particular difference can be seen especially in low-light viewing settings (such as late evening) and at high power. The contrast in brightness and picture clarity between these high-quality scopes and ordinary glass scopes is particularly obvious.

FAQs

Question: What does eye relief mean when it comes to spotting scopes?

Answer: Eye relief is the distance in millimeters between your eye and the binocular/spotting scope. It’s the minimum distance that your eyepiece allows you to comfortably observe your whole field of vision.

Question: What should be the minimum amount of eye relief if you’re wearing glasses?

Answer: For comfortable viewing, the eye relief should be at least 15mm. If you must wear eyeglasses, you’ll need at least 15mm of eye relief.

Question: What’s the range of a 40x Scope?

Answer: You can see around 5mm with a magnification of 40x. The scope of vision is 2mm with a magnification of 100x, 0.45mm with 400x, and 0.180mm with 1000x.

Final Words

Well, that’s about all we could scope out regarding scopes. We hope you found this post on the best spotting scope for eyeglass wearers to be an eyeopener. Hopeful by now you’ve already chosen the best scope for yourself.

If your vision’s a bit blurry in that regard, we suggest you choose the best one. After all, it did land on the top spot for a reason (pun intended).

We’re certain that you’ll choose the right scope since you have quite the eagle-eye yourself. Plus we’ve also given a buying guide, which will help you to choose your scope.

But our time has come to an end now. And as always, take care be safe!

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