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Performance And Quality Shows In An Alpen Spotting Scope

In the world of extreme outdoor hunting or even activities taking place outdoors where peeking in on the goings-on of wildlife from a great distance, it’s a fact that an Alpen spotting scope features high quality performance. Usually, when the talk among hunters turns to their scopes, Alpen is a name that invariably arises, and for a number of reasons (most especially because of their quality optics).

There are a number of criteria that knowledgeable hunters and others needing a good spotting scope point to as “must meets, ” by the way. For starters, it needs to be able to provide excellent magnification in even low-light conditions. Spotting scopes like those offered by Alpen accomplish this because their objective lenses (the ones at the front of the scope) are much larger, which allows maximum available light to enter through the objective.

As well, excellent spotting scopes are also waterproof and can keep moisture and water buildup from accruing on their insides effectively. Most hunters are the first to point out that a scope unable to do so — or which fogs up at the first drop in temperature — probably isn’t worth very much in the long run, either in terms of actual money paid for it or for the performance which it fails to deliver.

Spotting scopes also need to be easy to carry or at least easy to put into a backpack or rucksack and cart around. Alpen has been recognized as a leader in this regard, and many military users of its line of scopes remark frequently about its ease of transport, in addition to the large objective lenses (coated to protect against lasers or solar disturbances)and 45-degree angle of view eyepieces and the speedy zoom and pan ability the lenses feature.

No scope is going to be much worth purchasing, though, if it doesn’t come with all-weather capability and performance. Serious spotting scopes can do all of this with ease because their makers have devoted adequate resources to their manufacture, which then leads to excellent performance across a wide range of assessment criteria. This includes ergonomics and optical construction, both of which any Alpen scope has been certified to provide.

It would seem that almost every Alpen scope — even those residing at the “value-priced” level — delivers performance and quality with equal ease. All are shock resistant and waterproof, which are characteristics that scopes from competitor manufacturers at that price point can’t seem to match, unfortunately. Almost all are also nitrogen-filled, meaning they’ll be safe from fogging and water damage, which any good scope must promise to do.

For anybody considering finally stepping up to a good spotting scope, for hunting or some other reason, it’s important to look for a few things from any scope being contemplated for purchase. Firstly, go for the most powerful magnification that the budget can reasonably afford. The scope needs to be waterproof, which almost goes without saying, as well as having large objective lenses to gather in and make use of the maximum amount of light.

If an Alpen spotting scope is in the future, take the time to conduct a little online research first of all. Learn how scopes are classed (by their magnification and field of view along with angle of view capabilities) and then learn about the qualities one will need most in the scope to be purchased (shock-proof is good, as well as being powerful enough). When that happens, there’s little chance of being stuck with an under-performing scope.

Did you know that Alpen is the only optics company to be awarded six “Great Buy” awards as seen in Outdoor Life magazine for their binoculars and spotting scopes. If your already on our blog why not take the next step and visit the Perception Optics site, and take a look at all the exceptional Alpen spotting scopes.


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