We encourage you to look through these scopes side-by-side, in real world conditions. Spend some time on our lakefront deck studying birds or boats, peer at the feeders around the neighbourhood, or at the resolution charts at various distances outdoors. Only by doing this can you make a good decision on which best suits your eyes, hands, and budget, and which one may out-perform the other. We have 50+ spotting scope models in-stock available for field testing. Our customers inform us there is no where else in Ontario where they can place 3 comparable scopes side by side and study birds on the lake to make an informed decision, and this is why they will travel here from Toronto, Ottawa, North Bay and beyond to try before they buy.
Although the majority of our customers are birders & naturalists, we're pleased to provide scopes and advice to our conservationist-hunter clients, target shooters, & surveillance personnel. Spotting scopes are ideal for waterfront home or condo owners (they make much more sense than astronomy scopes for enjoying the river and lakefront action). Spotting scopes can also do double duty for astronomy and studying the planets.
If you live a long distance from us and simply cannot drive in for hands-on testing of this equipment scope out the available products diplayed under "Browse Scopes" on the left side-bar of this page. Ask friends, birders, naturalists, and hunters who use scopes what they prefer and why, and look through some scopes in the field. Then call us toll-free 1-877-326-5193 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a consultation, a quote or details on some of the scopes you have narrowed down your search for. With over 25 years experience providing optical equipment for our customers to enjoy the outdoors we'll be happy to spend time with you and help sort-out the scopes in your price-range and for your particular use.
The ATX / STX Modular Spotting Scopes from Swarovski represent state-of-the-art optical precision. Swaro lets you mix and match a variety of components to assemble what works best for you today, then change it up for tomorrow. Say for example you're birding when close to your car and using the big bright 95mm objecticve lens on a cloudy morning looking out over the marsh at long-distance waterfowl. Then you decide to go for a long hike a few kilometers away. That's when you snap on the light-weight 65mm objective lens for instant weight reduction. Swaro has designed digiscoping adaptors specifically for these scopes that allow your scope to quickly become a hi-powered telephoto lens attached to your Digital SLR camera body. The system offers 2 eyepieces - straight or angled, and 3 objective lenses - 65, 85, and 95mm. In addition to the Modular Scopes Swaro also offers their 65 and 80mm ATS/STS HD scopes series with aluminum bodies coming in at a significantly less price point than the modular series. A bright addition to their line-up for these scopes is the new 25-50x wide angle eyepiece which is making the former 20-60x obsolete. IPhone adaptors have been released to hook up your iPhone 6 or 7 to these scopes. (an additional adaptor ring also lets you connect the iPhone to your EL binocular).
Swaro's new BTX Occular is in stock; this is a new concept of a binocular viewer hooked up to any of the 3 X series objectives - 65, 85 or 95mm allowing use of your scope for long duration with both eyes therefore giving less eye fatigue. Check out our demo at the store - it's a revolutionary way of viewing enjoyment.
We have some Demo Swarovski models viewed and handled gently during our 23rd Annual Optics Expo & Sale last May11th. The scopes are new in the box and pristine with 100% warranty and all accessories.
Check out the new ZEISS GAVIA 85mm spotting scope built in an angled version only, and coming in at less than $2,600. which includes a 30 - 60x eyepiece. For all details from our Zeiss webpage go to -https://www.zeiss.com/sports-optics/en_de/nature/spotting-scopes/conquest-gavia.html
ZEISS' new 85 & 95mm HARPIA Scopes and eyepiece have been released in August 2018; drop by to demo them outdoors. IN STOCK. The pure fluorite crystal used in these models is the optimum optical material for reducing chromatic aberration, providing the ultimate viewing experience.
These scopes are waterproof to JIS protection class 7 and filled with dry nitrogen gas to prevent the lens from fogging up internally.
These superlightweight scopes are receiving rave reviews for lightweight travel and are available in 50mm standard glass & 55mm pure flourite crystal hi-end versions, both straight & angled; the 5Omm comes with a 20-40x zoom eyepiece while the 55mm comes with a 15-45x zoom. All are submersible waterproof.
We offer a great variety of mid-priced scopes from NIKON, BUSHNELL, PENTAX and CELESTRON. You’ll like our Discount Pricing on all of the models we stock.
Straight versus Angled View.