Aggressive knurling on the focus knob and lens shade
Multicoat 4® lens system
Comfortable twist-up eyecups
Non-critical eye relief
Retractable lens shade eliminates glare
100% waterproof and fogproof
Compatible with digital cameras
Kit includes adjustable tripod, case, neoprene strap, and lens covers
The Leupold® SX-1 Ventana™ Spotting Scope Kit combines sleek and striking industrial design, and superior optical quality with a price that keeps exceptional spotting within reach. Aggressive knurling on the focus knob and lens shade provides sure, positive adjustment, even with gloved hands. Multicoat 4® lens system ensures maximum brightness, clarity, contrast, and color fidelity, and comfortable twist-up eyecups and non-critical eye relief makes long glassing sessions a breeze. Also features retractable lens shade to eliminate glare. 100% waterproof and fogproof; tripod ready; compatible with digital cameras. Covered by the Leupold® Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Kit includes adjustable tripod, case, neoprene strap, and lens covers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by rel1202 spotting scope
works well at low power very clear as you increase power gets grainie
April 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by CharlieM1975 Leupold SX-1 Ventana Spotting Scope
I have been looking for a quality affordable high power spotting scope and came across this one in the store. I set it up on a tripod in the store window and glassed a freeway bridge approximately 2 miles away. I was amazed at the clarity and the 80mm objective lets in tons of light.
This is an excellent scope for the price. It does not compare to Swarovski scopes or other high price brands of similar quality. I priced used high end scopes online and decided this was worth the money.
The only reason I give 4 stars instead of 5 is the light weight of the unit and the plastic used. That said, I am comfortable hauling this into the field.
Also, the tripod is fine if you are laying down, but it's not very tall, so I bought a much better more durable tripod.
For the price I am satisfied.
I hunted our family ranch with it this weekend and glassed deer out to about a mile and I am very pleased with the scope.
This is a great mid-range spotting scope.
November 19, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Buck35 Good for the Price
I got the Leupold Ventana SX-1 Kit in the 20-60x80mm and used this past weekend for the first time. It comes with a good hard case and a small tripod that is ok, but not great. The eye relief is much better than other scopes in this price range. The optics are clear and the magnification is good. It is by no means an HD spotting scope and I haven't tried it at low light, but it works well for target shooting. I gave it 4 stars due to the combination of performance and price.
August 29, 2011