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Vortex Nomad 2.4"/60mm Spotting Scope Kit USA

B&H # VO206060NS Mfr # NMD-60-S
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Waterproof & Fogproof
  • Straight Viewing
  • 20-60x Wide Angle Zoom Eyepiece
  • 44-60° Apparent Field of View

The Vortex Nomad Straight Viewing Spotting Scope is a waterproof and nitrogen-purged fogproof scope that has a slim, lightweight profile which is perfectly suited for travel and long hikes in the field. When you're far from shelter, you'll be ready for driving rains and wet, heavy snow showers.

The Nomad's zoom eyepiece takes you from panoramic scenes at 20x to more targeted details at 60x. Now you can move in on the drama of deer grazing in a distant marsh with optics that respond to your call for high quality images. The Nomad spotting scope brings great color and clarity to every scene with comfortable full field views, even if you wear eyeglasses.

Waterproof & Fogproof
Waterproof housing provides complete protection from rain, sleet and snow because of tight O-ring seals
Nitrogen purging prevents condensation on internal lenses so you enjoy clear views in spite of sudden temperature changes
Polycarbonate body housing is rugged and easy to carry
Rubber armor enhances durability for sure travel through rough terrain
Optical Quality
Fully multi-coated optics make every scene brighter and more detailed
BaK-4 high density glass prisms deliver sharp views from one edge of the field to the other
Contemporary eyecup design makes the most of long eye relief for wide angled views, available to every user by simply retracting the multi-stop eyecup to the most pleasing position
Comes supplied with a "view-through" case that zippers up quickly for total protection when you pack up for the evening
Magnification 20-60x
Objective Lens Diameter 60mm
Angle of View 20x: 2.2°
60x: 1.0°
Field-of-View (@ 1000 Yds) 20x: 114' (38 m at 1000 m)
60x: 51' (17 m at 1000 m)
Minimum Focus Distance 20' (6 m)
Exit Pupil Diameter 20x: 3mm
60x: 1mm
Eye Relief 17-14mm
Relative Brightness 20x: 9
60x: 1
Twilight Factor 20x: 34.6
16x: 60
Weatherproofing Yes
Dimensions 11.8" (300mm) [length]
Weight 2.3 lb (1.060 g)
Vortex Nomad 2.4"/60mm Spotting Scope Kit
  • View-Through Case
  • Lifetime Warranty (transferable)
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    VortexNomad 2.4"/60mm Spotting Scope Kit
     
    3.5

    (based on 2 reviews)

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    5.0

    Excellent Scope

    By Glock 22

    from Albuquerque, NM

    About Me Avid Adventurer

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    Pros

    • Bright Eyepiece
    • High Quality Construction
    • Slick Controls
    • Strong Magnification

    Cons

    • Short eye relief

    Best Uses

    • Hunting
    • Shooting

    Comments about Vortex Nomad 2.4"/60mm Spotting Scope Kit:

    A number of the reviews I read on this scope have been quite negative. When I first saw the scope for myself, I was amazed at the level of quality for a scope that was so low priced. The overall construction is outstanding, the zoom and focus functions operate very smoothly. The sun shade on my model is not loose and flimsy as described in some of the other reviews I read. The image quality is very good. It is crisp, clear, and maintains its clarity out to the perimeter of the lens. The only downside I have discovered at this point is that the eye relief tapers off quickly after about 40x, and this makes it difficult to get the full field-of-view without removing eye glasses for those of us who wear them. With my glasses removed, it focused just fine, and I was able to get the full field-of-view. As I see it, the eye relief problem is only a minor inconvenience. Overall, I am exceedingly pleased with this scope. It is an outstanding value for the money, it is lightweight, and it is durably constructed. It also has an outstanding warranty. If you are looking for a scope for a low price that will do everything that 90% of hunters need, this is the scope for you.

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    2.0

    Not impressed

    By E. Martin

    from NB, Canada

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Close focus ability
    • Decent AFOV at 20x
    • Decent finish
    • Nice padded carrying case
    • Sharp images up to 40x

    Cons

    • Abysmal collimation
    • Bulky lens caps
    • Flimsy eyecup
    • Lens shade VERY loose
    • Stiff zoom ring

    Best Uses

    • Birdwatching
    • Bright Conditions
    • Scenic viewing
    • Shooting

    Comments about Vortex Nomad 2.4"/60mm Spotting Scope Kit:

    I bought this scope based mainly on the many "glowing" online reviews Vortex of products, seeing as there are no "pro" optics retailers anywhere near where I live (i.e. I'm not in a position to do any "tire kicking"). Other strong selling points (for me) were the 20-60x zoom range (as opposed to 15-45x), twist eyecup, close focus ability, wide-ish 44° AFOV at 20x, and the waterproof/fogproof (nitrogen purged) body.On first glance I was, admittedly, impressed with the overall feel and finish of the scope... Sadly, this honeymoon period lasted about 20 seconds. The scope was barely out of its packaging when I noticed how incredibly loose the front lens shade was. It literally slides all the way in and out under its own weight when you hold the scope vertically. Seriously? Is this common fare in [$] scopes these days? Then there's the dinky feel to the twist up/down eyecup. It too feels loose, and while there are positional detents, they are barely noticeable. While I don't believe these two shortcomings are necessarily indicative of poor durability, it does take away from the "quality feel" one might expect from a company that currently enjoys a good "bang-for-buck" reputation.Now, I realize that this isn't a Swarovski or a Zeiss, and that one might expect (within reason!) a few minor foibles even at this price point. And indeed, I would've been willing to live with this scope were it not for the most glaring fault of all: A football shaped exit pupil!--indicative of a badly misaligned (collimated) unit.For a [$] piece of glass which boasts FMC lens elements and BaK4 prisms, you would expect a nice, CIRCULAR exit pupil, ensuring the brightest image possible for a given aperture (60mm in this case). Well, this scope in had at least 25% (I'm not exaggerating here!) of its exit pupil cut down by one of the internal baffles. It's like looking at the moon in a 3/4 gibbous phase. What this means is that the objective lens is effectively stopped down by 25%, making it perform like a 50mm, which is UNACCEPTABLE! Granted, this may have been a (really bad) sample defect. Still, buyer beware.In the name of fairness, and even after deciding I would be returning it, I mounted it on my tripod and gave it a short whirl. For a non-ED scope, image clarity is impressive (the whack collimation notwithstanding) all the way up to 35-40x, and remains usable, if quite dim, all the way up to 60x. The focus knob works well enough, and while the zoom ring is devoid of any "grainy" feel or backlash, it is way too stiff.It's a shame. Faults aside it's still a nice performing little unit... And like I said, I would've been willing to live with the dinky eyecup and lens shade were it not for the BAD collimation. I paid over [$] for a _60_mm scope, and I certainly won't be keeping it if it performs like a 50mm.[...]

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