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Nikon Fieldscope ED III-A spotting scope, 20-60x60mm, Angled body model Print
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Written by cmshoot   
Just got it the other day from Liberty Optics. This is the 6th optic I have purchased/traded from LO. The other 5 were 4 IOR scopes and a set of IOR binos. Outstanding customer service, par for the course from LO.

So far, I am favorably impressed with the Nikon spotting scope. It comes in a very nice padded OD green soft case that will allow you to mount it up and use all the controls, while keeping the optic in the padded case.

It is much more compact than the 80mm Celestron I have been using for yeoman range duties, mainly spotting for students. The big Celestron works great when I'm running it off an Adam & Davis tripod, which is a large, camera type tripod. When I'm seated in a folding camp chair, it works great, but it's much too large to use on a small tripod from a prone position. Hence, my acquisition of the Nikon.

For it's size it is very sturdy. In the attached pictures, the light, buff-colored areas are made of a heavy, cast metal. Very solid feel to it for it's size. It's is approximately 11.5" long x 4.25" tall x 3.75" wide with a weight of approximately 2.62 pounds.

The large black band in front of the mounting bracket is the focus ring, which goes all the way around the scope. Very easy to use, I like the design of it very much.

On the objective end is a pull-out sunshade extension.

The mounting bracket has a knob to lock it down. When the knob is loosened, the bracket rotates with soft "clicks", instead of just rotating freely. I find this feature to be very nice.

I have only been able to play with it a little bit on the front porch so far, out to approximately 360 yards. Crystal clear and sharp as a tack. The vast majority of my optics are IOR, so I'm used to looking at high quality glass. I am very impressed with the quality of the ED glass in this Nikon spotter.

That's all I have so far. Hopefully, I'll have it on the range soon to compare with my Celestron. I'll be taking it to the Homecoming to see how she works at extreme distances.

At this point, big thumbs up for both Liberty Optics and the Nikon Fieldscope ED III-A 20-60x60mm spotter.
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