Vortex Nomad 20-60×60 Spotting Scope

Vortex being established during 1986 is a global brand spread across different continents. Their products go through stringent quality control with the modern facility located in central Wisconsin. The product range of this brand includes riflescopes, red dot scopes, binoculars, spotting scopes and monocular. The ranges in the spotting scope are many which are been classified based on the spec and the application. The following is the review of Vortex Nomad 20-60×60 Spotting Scope which gives you a clearer idea of the product.

Product Overview:

This model is known for its light weight construction which comes with a compact finish. Stands apart from the crowd with its rugged and waterproof construction. The eyepiece of the same is angled which makes it suitable for the experienced hands. Overall it is an all rounder which allows you to use for different applications without any fuss.

Features:

The various features of Vortex Nomad 20-60×60 Waterproof, Fog proof Spotting Scope is the highlight that dictates the choice of the user. Putting it to use when it has enhanced features makes it an efficient model. The brief description of the same is been discussed as follows.

  • Fully multi-coated lenses are surely an advantage it increases the light transmission and the coating on the air to glass surface gives an anti-reflective observation.
  • Angled body design is best used on lower mounting height which gives better stability in a windy weather. It is of great comfort when used for extended hours. It is also perfect to be used on a tripod.
  • Waterproof construction with the O-rings seal prevents the moisture, dust and the water to get inside the device and hence it makes observation easy in any weather conditions.
  • Fog proofed device with the nitrogen gas purging makes it an efficient device which gives an uninterrupted observation.
  • Multi-position eye cup allows you to twist it up and down to make it suitable for the viewing eyes. It is also great for those with the eye glasses on.
  • Sunshade present in the eyepiece helps to reduce the glaring and it also acts as a shield to the lens from the rain drops and the snow.
  • Rotating tripod ring allows you to rotate the eyepiece sideways to any extend and hence the turning of tripod is not required. This is also makes it easy to mount on the car window.

The Basics:

Like most of the Vortex models this product also attires in green colour. It measures 13.2 inches in length and the weight is as little as 36.1 ounces. The rubber armouring protects the internal mechanism to a greater extend. Being designed with the porro prism it gives it a compact appearance which makes the carry easy. The eyecup is angled which is better performing than the straight models.

Technical Know-how:

Magnification – This model gives a zoom magnification power which can be set from 20x to 60x. This means the objects are magnified this many times than the original size. Based on the power of magnification the application is been determined.

Aperture – The measurement of the objective lens diameter is the aperture of this model which is 60mm, the larger the aperture the brighter will be the objects. It gathers better light making it a better viewing experience even in the twilight.

Field of view – The linear field of view at the distance of 1000 yards is 114 feet at the minimum magnification and 51 feet at the magnification. The angular field of view starts from 2.2 degree to 1 degree.

Close focus – As close as 20 feet is the observation ability of this scope and this makes it useful for observing the moving objects.

Exit pupil – This is the small round located in the centre of the objective lens which measures 3mm to 1mm based on the magnification set. It supports the objectives lens in the task of light gathering.

Eye relief – As a fact this dictates the device as to the suitability for the eye glass wearers. The eye relief of this model is 14mm to 17mm and it is sure to comfort the user even when on extended working hours which this scope.

Package Contents and Warranty:

Supplied along with the VIP Unconditional lifetime warranty offered by the manufacturer are the Eyepiece cap, objective lens cover, view through carry case and that makes Vortex Nomad 20-60×60 Porro Prism Spotting Scope a unique one.

Vortex Nomad 20-60×60 Spotting Scope – Technical Specification Table

Manufacturer Vortex
Model Name Nomad 20-60×60 Spotting Scope
Prism Porro
Design Angled
Magnification 20x – 60x
Aperture 60mm
Rubber armouring Yes
Optical coating Multi-layered coating
Length 13.2 inches
Field of view @ 1000yards 114 – 51 feet
Application Good for general observation and travel
Tripod Yes
Water proof Yes
Shock proof Yes
Close focus 20 feet
Exit pupil 3mm – 1 mm
Weight 36.1 oz
Features Fully multi-coated lens
Angled body design
Waterproof
Fog proof
Multi-position eyecup
Sunshade
Rotating tripod ring
Package contents Eyepiece cap, objective lens cover, view through carry case
Warranty VIP Unconditional lifetime

Monday, February 6th, 2012

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