BARSKA Blackhawk 20-60×60mm Waterproof Spotting Scope

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BARSKA Blackhawk 20-60×60mm Waterproof Spotting Scope

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The great magnification of the BARSKA Blackhawk 20-60× 60 mm waterproof straight spotting scope will provide you the all photogenic images at hunting, bird watching or see the wildlife. You will get the optimal light gathering capacity from the 60 mm massive objective lens. In any extreme weather situation, the rubber armored housing of this scope will provide you the rugged and waterproof facility and nature observing task will be more uninterrupted. If you are the person love to spend the time for spotting the animal or nature synchronously, this scope is the right choice for you.

Eyepiece Style: Straight
Magnification: 20-60x
Objective Lens Diameter: 60 mm
Lens Coating: Multi Coated
Field of View (ft@1000yds/m@1000m): 91/30@20x, 45/15@60x
Prism Type: Porro Prism
Minimum Focus Distance (ft/m): 23 ft / 7 m23/7
Exit Pupil Diameter: 3mm@20x, 1mm@60x
Eye Relief: 18mm@20x, 15mm@60x
Product Weight: 2.86 lbs
Item Length: 14.86 inch
Waterproof: Yes
Fogproof: Yes
Tripod: Yes
Carrying Case: Hard and Soft Carrying Case
Product Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty
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Re: BARSKA Blackhawk 20-60×60mm Waterproof Spotting Scope

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The spotter could have limited astronomical use too. Have you tried it on the Moon or any other astronomical target?
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Re: BARSKA Blackhawk 20-60×60mm Waterproof Spotting Scope

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This post looks very much like a straight advert. While I have no objection to suppliers offering advice and opinions, I can't accept blatant advertising puff.

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Re: BARSKA Blackhawk 20-60×60mm Waterproof Spotting Scope

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brian livesey wrote:The spotter could have limited astronomical use too. Have you tried it on the Moon or any other astronomical target?
No I haven't tried .
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Re: BARSKA Blackhawk 20-60×60mm Waterproof Spotting Scope

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Robin Scagell wrote:This post looks very much like a straight advert. While I have no objection to suppliers offering advice and opinions, I can't accept blatant advertising puff.

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Sorry but I haven't used any link here, So I think it's not under straight advert.
Thanks for the compliment. :)
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Re: BARSKA Blackhawk 20-60×60mm Waterproof Spotting Scope

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The telescope should be good value for the money, but the advertising claims are way over the top.
A £100 spotting scope will not be as good as one costing £1,000 or £2,000.

As with many low priced items the claims are just hype.
But you get a lot for £100 nowadays.

The Barska is uncommon in the U.K.

You need a good tripod, which is just as important as the scope.
A straight through scope needs a higher and better or more expensive tripod than a 45 deg angle eyepiece one.

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Re: BARSKA Blackhawk 20-60×60mm Waterproof Spotting Scope

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re: "BARSKA Blackhawk 20-60× 60 mm waterproof straight spotting scope will provide you the all photogenic images at hunting, bird watching or see the wildlife. You will get the optimal light gathering capacity from the 60 mm massive objective lens. In any extreme weather situation, the rubber armored housing of this scope will provide you the rugged and waterproof facility and nature observing task will be more uninterrupted."
If you remove the words "Barska Blackhawk" from what does look like an overblown "advert", it sounds more or less like any other "cheap" 60mm zoom spotting scope although the price is not given here to give it a fair consideration. Using a 60mm spotting-scope at the max mag of x60, ie as a 60x60 instrument would, I think, require superb and expensive optics to work even reasonably,if at all. I checked Alan Hales "Sport Optic" book and could find no zoom spotting scope listed there that had the highest magnification and the aperture the same. regards maf
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Re: BARSKA Blackhawk 20-60×60mm Waterproof Spotting Scope

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David Frydman wrote:The telescope should be good value for the money, but the advertising claims are way over the top.
A £100 spotting scope will not be as good as one costing £1,000 or £2,000.

As with many low priced items the claims are just hype.
But you get a lot for £100 nowadays.

The Barska is uncommon in the U.K.

You need a good tripod, which is just as important as the scope.
A straight through scope needs a higher and better or more expensive tripod than a 45 deg angle eyepiece one.

Regards,
David

I appreciated your logic. Thanks.
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Re: BARSKA Blackhawk 20-60×60mm Waterproof Spotting Scope

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Robin Scagell wrote:This post looks very much like a straight advert. While I have no objection to suppliers offering advice and opinions, I can't accept blatant advertising puff.

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I took this post as being an extension to John's original post:
http://forum.popastro.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=19991

Possibly the information has been presented a little crudely (copy and paste) but I read the whole as being a request for advice about the instrument in question.

However Mods will now pay special attention to this thread............
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Re: BARSKA Blackhawk 20-60×60mm Waterproof Spotting Scope

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Ok friends, I'm closing this topic.
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OK I've locked this topic now.
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