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Leupold SX-1 Ventana 15-45x60 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing)

B&H # LE1545X60SXB Mfr # 111356
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You Pay: $224.95
Product Highlights
  • Straight View Configuration
  • 15-45x Eyepiece Magnification
  • BAK4 Prism Glass
  • Multicoated Lens System
  • Nitrogen-Filled Fogproof / Waterproof
  • Tripod Mounting Socket
  • Rubber Armored Body
  • Retractable Lens Shade

The straight viewing SX-1 Ventana 15-45x60 Spotting Scope from Leupold is an intermediate to long-range scope featuring a rubber-armored weather-sealed housing and a multicoated optical path with BAK4 prisms. Leupold enhances the Ventana series optics using their proprietary Multicoat 4 lens coating, which reduces reflected light and helps to maximize the amount of light transmitted to the eyepiece. The included zoom eyepiece has a 27-24mm eye relief and a twist-up rubber eyecup, which provide a comfortable viewing distance even for eyeglass wearers. Additionally, BAK4 prism glass allows the SX-1 Ventana to render clear images that are rich with detail and contrast.

In addition to its optical performance, the SX-1 Ventana scope is equipped with a range of handling features that deliver a user-friendly glassing experience. Knurled ridges on the focusing dial and zoom ring provide tactile feedback that is especially useful when making field of view adjustments in wet conditions or while wearing gloves. The scope's integrated sun shade also has a raised gripping surface. Whether you need to spot a target downrange or get a close-up view of an exotic songbird, the scope's nitrogen-filled fogproof housing, built-in tripod mounting socket, and included zoom eyepiece help make the SX-1 Ventana a full-featured spotting scope for almost any glassing task.

Optical Performance
  • 60mm objective lens
  • 15-45x magnification
  • BAK4 prisms
  • Multicoat 4 anti-reflective lens coating
  • 2.3-1.2° angle of view
  • 27-24mm eye relief
Use and Handling
  • Retractable lens shade with gripping ridges
  • Straight view eyepiece is in-line with the scope's objective
  • Built-in tripod mounting socket
  • Twist-up rubber eyecup
Construction Details
  • Nitrogen-filled for fogproof and waterproof performance
  • Knurled focus dial and zoom ring
  • Rubber armored housing
  • 31 oz weight
Magnification 15.0 - 45.0x
Objective Lens Diameter 60 mm
Field of View 121 - 63 ft (36.8 - 19.2 m) at 1000 yd
Angle of View 2.3 - 1.2°
Minimum Focus Distance 13.8 ft (4.2 m)
Exit Pupil Diameter 4 - 1.3 mm
Eye Relief 27 - 24 mm
Mounting Thread 1/4"-20
Length 13.5" (34 cm)
Weight 31 oz (868 g)
Leupold SX-1 Ventana 15-45x60 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing)
  • Carrying Case
  • Lens Cloth
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    LeupoldSX-1 Ventana 15-45x60 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing)
     
    5.0

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good value (4)
    • Adjustable (3)
    • Clear lenses (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Shooting ranges (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      For the range

      By Wildshot

      from Camano Island Wa.

      About Me Enthusiast, Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Clear lenses
      • Good in any weather
      • Good value

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors
      • Shooting Competitons
      • Shooting Ranges
      • Target Practice

      Comments about Leupold SX-1 Ventana 15-45x60 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing):

      I am an avid shooter. Our range is 220 yards. This scope is perfect for seeing where the shots go. Before I had this scope, I had to walk out to the targets to see what was happening. Good clean image and lots of light.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works well on the range at 300 yards

      By Ding

      from Greenville SC

      About Me Hunter

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Clear lenses
      • Good value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hunting
        • Outdoors
        • Shooting Ranges
        • Target Practice

        Comments about Leupold SX-1 Ventana 15-45x60 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing):

        Found it easy to focus and even looking into direct sunlight could see the targets very clearly. Saved a lot of walking back and forth to the target. Great buy. Can not wait to try in the field.

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        5.0

        Fun for ship spotting on the Hudson

        By Dave

        from New York City

        About Me Beginner

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Leupold SX-1 Ventana 15-45x60 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing):

            This is my first spotting scope. I bought this scope because I've recently become interested in ship spotting on the Hudson River in NYC, and my Swift Eaglet 7x36 binoculars do not give me enough magnification. I just got in from using this scope for the first time. I used the scope with a Gitzo Mountaineer tripod and a Giottos compact ball head (equipment I use for nature macrophotography). I had a blast with this scope identifying the home ports of small sloops as they went up and down the Hudson (not exactly easy, given the speed of the vessels and the fact that the home ports are painted on the sterns of the boats, which, because of the distances involved and the size of the lettering, means you're working at maximum magnification with an angled view of a moving target that will stay in your scope for little more than 1 second at most. You've got to anticipate where the boat will be, focus in on that position, take your hands off the scope [to eliminate all vibration], and then observe the lettering on the stern as the boat slides through your field of view. If you miss it the first time, you can always reorient the scope at another point on the river and try again, although the boat will be a little farther away from you this time around). The optics of this scope are fine for this kind of thing, and the weight of the scope makes carrying it on the subway a cinch. When it's in its case, it fits alongside my tripod in my Tundra tripod bag. In addition, the lens hood keeps you out there as the sun gets low on the Hudson. This scope is a lot of fun at a price that's easy to live with.

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            5.0

            would buy again

            By Scott

            from Long prairie mn

            About Me Hunter

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Adjustable
            • Clear lenses
            • Good in any weather
            • Good value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shooting Ranges

              Comments about Leupold SX-1 Ventana 15-45x60 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing):

              Have not used a lot yet but for target shooting it is a good spotting scope for the money.Nice clear optics and easy to adjust.Very happy with it.

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very Nice Scope

              By Birdlady

              from Indiana

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Bright Eyepiece
              • Sensitivity Controls
              • Strong Magnification

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Leupold SX-1 Ventana 15-45x60 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing):

                  Great light weight scope for birding. Very clear.

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                  5.0

                  excellent spotting scope

                  By carlito1234

                  from orange county ny

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

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                    Cons

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                        Comments about Leupold SX-1 Ventana 15-45x60 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing):

                        outstanding clarity and very easy to focus. Using it for distances of 100 - 300 yards and able spot .223 penetration easily.

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                        5.0

                        Does the job as expected

                        By LandRover

                        from Yakima, WA.

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good For Hunting
                        • Not Too Heavy
                        • Padded Carry Case
                        • Sensitivity Controls

                        Cons

                        • End Covers Poorly Attach

                        Best Uses

                        • Shooting

                        Comments about Leupold SX-1 Ventana 15-45x60 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing):

                        Before I made this review I Used the SX-1 Ventana 15-45x60 in the field hunting, It just started to rain when I could not put the right amount of points on a deer across a canyon with my rifle scope set on 9 power. The Ventana scope did what I bought it for, no fogging or other problems. For the price it seems to perform satisfactory.

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