The Vanguard Endeavour HD 65A Spotting Scope is the most advanced piece of optical equipment Vanguard has ever produced. The optical system employs extra-low dispersion glass (ED) to ensure accurate color rendition and virtually eliminate color fringing. The lenses are all fully multi-coated to ensure optimum light transmission and feature a phase-coated BAK4 roof prism. Endeavor 65A comes with a 65mm objective lens and angled eyepiece with 15-45x zoom magnification. It features an extendable rubber covered eyecup and boasts impressive eye relief even at the highest zoom settings. It also provides a very impressive field of view. A built-in sunshield is included to eliminate glare in direct sunlight and it includes a padded raincoat with sling for carry and protection. Endeavor HD is also equipped with fine and coarse focusing wheels for quick and precision fine tuning adjustments. The Endeavor HD mounts directly to Vanguard tripod heads (and others) that are equipped with the universal mounting plate without the use of a quick shoe.
- Extra-low Dispersion glass (ED) for accurate color rendition and minimal fringing
- Rubber armored magnesium body
- Dual focus wheel for fine and coarse adjustment
- 100% waterproof & fogproof
- Fully multi-coated optics and phase-coated BaK4 prism
Specifications of the Vanguard Endeavor HD 65A Spotting Scope
|Power:||15 ~ 45|
|Diameter of objectives:||65|
|Prism Type:||BaK4 prism|
|View Angle:||2.7° ~ 1.3°|
|Field of Viewm@1000m:||48 ~ 23|
|Eye Relief:||19.0 ~ 20.0|
|Near focus(m):||≦4.50 ~ 5.50|
|Focus System:||Center focus|
|Lens coating:||Fully multi coated|
|Dimensions (L x W):||345 x 180 mm|
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Heat waves aside, crisp images are easy to come by. Backyard viewing, roadsigns @1km and general sightseeing @2km and beyond have all exceeded my expectations. As have the nice bright images without having to lug around a larger lens.
Resolving power is very well matched to the zoom as is the generous field of view throughout.
And I thank Vanguard for going with the 15-45x ratio as that's all most of us will need without making too much of a compromise. Eye relief is excellent, though the eyepiece is quite large I can position where no stray light bothers my view for decent viewing times without fatigue.
This scope is truely a quality piece of craftmanship. Be warned it will dwarf many others in performance and repurpose them as toys for kids.
Thanks again guys for another excellent purchase ! (Posted on 15 February 2015)