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ED50

Nikon ED50 Travel Scope Compact Spotting Scope Waterproof
Manufacturer
Nikon

Item details

Nikon ED50 light weight compact travel scope. High quality waterproof nitrogen filled. Extra low dispersion "ED".

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Recommended
Yes
Price
0$
Pros
  • Weight, clairty of image, field of view, depth of field and close focus.
Cons
  • Fiddly focusing (though compensated for by depth of field)
This weighs less than my binoculars and is as easy to hand hold. I use mine on a shoulder pod and take it out every time I go birding. Its made my big scope redundant. I even find myself using it for sea watching. Its so easy to use, I get less judder when scanning my big scope, which I now have pointed at a fixed point and go "casting" with the ED50.

I use the 27x WA lens on it and would strongly recommend this over any zoom.
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Recommended
Yes
Price
500$
Pros
  • Light, small fits inside a regular photobag with room to spare
Cons
  • eyepieces are hard to obtain as of mid-2012
Agreed with the people above me. It's a very nice travel scope which wont leave my camera bag soon. It's an ideal piece to bring along instead of binoculars if you're out taking pictures anyway, however on most trips I bring all 3 (cam, bin and scope) it's THAT light

Since this review wont allow me to choose my currency: I paid 400 for both the scope and the eyepiece. A real bargain, but it was a last one in stock ex-demo.
Recommended
Yes
Price
0$
Pros
  • Light. Small. Simple.
Cons
  • None
Must agree with almost everyone above. Quite simply this scope is brilliant.
I use it with the 27X wide angle eyepiece and cannot fault this combination.
I was considering a second (40X wide angle) eyepiece and would appreciate any comments from anyone using this particular combination.

Latest questions

I've just bought a s/h ED50 with the 13-40 eyepiece from a well known UK on-line source and I am very pleased with it. From both Birdforum and other birders that I've spoken to it seems that I could squeeze a bit more out of the scope with a WA e/p of either 20x or 27x.
Unfortunately I can't find either on the s/h market. If anyone can help me to locate one I would be very grateful.

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Category
Compact Spotting Scopes
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Rating
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