Kowa enjoys a spectacular reputation of enduring quality internationally, where there are large numbers of nature enthusiasts.
Kowa's line of 60mm spotting scopes represent the best ultra-compact performance scopes with interchangeable eyepieces. Both models offer fully multicoated lenses and nitrogen purging for waterproofed protection. These are finely crafted, exquisite pieces that'll astound you with their quality.
It is entirely a matter of personal preference best determined by experience, but many feel that angled scopes offer a more comfortable position for extended viewing periods. They're usually a bit easier to share amongst multiple users of varying heights as well.
Main lens composed from environmentally friendly, lead-free "eco-glass"
Full multicoatings on all lenses and prisms
O-Ring seals at coupling point of eyepiece
Quick-aiming sightline aids in object locating
Sliding sun shade shields unnecessary light and raindrops while providing protection for the front element (which has a 67mm filter thread)
Adaptable to 35 mm SLR cameras, digital cameras, and video cameras with optional photo adapter