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  1. M

    50MM ED Spotting Scope Choices

    I have the same doubt about handheld use, unless maybe at 13x like suggested in the opening post, if you have steady hands or some support (e.g.leaning on a tree/wall/...)
  2. M

    50MM ED Spotting Scope Choices

    Regarding angled versus straight, you may find several threads discussing this choice on the (general) scope forum. Angled might indeed be handier for viewing up, but straight for viewing down (e.g. from a viewpoint in mountains or so), angled might work on a lower tripod, but straight is easier...