Vortex Razor HD 27-60x85 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing)

Vortex Razor HD 27-60x85 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing)

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Vortex Razor HD 27-60x85 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing)

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Product Highlights

  • Straight Viewing
  • 27-60x Zoom Eyepiece
  • 85mm Objective Lens
  • Dielectric Coated Porro Prism
  • High-Density, Extra-Low Dispersion Glass
  • XRPlus and ArmorTek Multi-Coated Lenses
  • Argon Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • Durable and Lightweight Magnesium Body
  • Rotating Tripod Collar, 1/4"-20 Mount
  • Helical Focusing Collar
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Aperture: 85mm

65mm 85mm

Viewing Angle: Straight

Angled Straight
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Vortex RS-85S Overview

  • 1Description

The Vortex Optics straight-through-viewing Razor HD 27-60x85 Spotting Scope is engineered with an oversized objective, superior glass, and specialized optical coatings to provide clear and bright images at all magnifications and lighting conditions. The triplet apochromatic lens is made of high-density (HD) extra-low dispersion (ED) glass to increase light transmission, minimize distortion, and virtually eliminate chromatic aberration. All air-to-glass surfaces have Vortex's XRPlus anti-reflective coatings to minimize light loss and maximize image brightness, while the Porro prisms have highly reflective dielectric coatings that improve brightness, clarity, and color accuracy. This combination of coatings and optics creates a spotting scope that produces bright, clear, high-contrast images with accurate color rendition.

The lightweight and armored magnesium chassis is O-ring sealed and argon filled to be water and fogproof. A helical focus system, with a wide adjustment collar, allows for fast, yet fine focusing even when wearing gloves. The scope has a 1/4"-20 tripod mounting shoe and a tripod collar that rotates to permit the eyepiece to be positioned in the best viewing position. A retractable lens shade helps to reduce glare while keeping snow or rain off the objective lens.

  • 27-60x zoom magnification
  • 85mm objective lens
  • Traditional Porro prism optical path
  • High-density (HD) extra low-dispersion (ED) glass improves resolution and color fidelity
  • Triplet apochromatic (Apo) lens increases color, sharpness, contrast
  • XRPlus fully multi-coated optics increase light transmission and image brightness
  • Dielectric prism coatings produce bright, clear, color-accurate images
  • ArmorTek: Hard, scratch-resistant lens coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil, and dirt
  • 117-68' field of view at 1000 yards
Use and Handling
  • Straight-through viewing
  • Eyepiece is set in-line with optical tube for fast and easy target acquisition and tracking
  • Helical focusing collar allows for fast, fine adjustments
  • 3-1.4mm exit pupil
  • Twist-up rubber eyecup for easy use with or without eyewear
  • 17-16.7 mm eye relief
  • Rotating tripod ring allows rotation of the eyepiece to a sideways position, providing adjustable viewing angles
  • 1/4"-20 tripod mount
Construction Details
  • Lightweight and corrosion-resistant die-cast magnesium-alloy chassis
  • Rubberized armoring protects while providing slip-resistant handling
  • Argon-filled optical tube prevents internal fogging over a wide range of temperatures
  • O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust, and debris from penetrating the optical tube
  • Built-in retractable sunshade reduces glare and shields the objective lens from raindrops and snow
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Vortex RS-85S Specs

Viewing Angle Straight
Magnification 27 to 60x
Objective Lens Diameter 85 mm
Field of View 27x: 117.0' @ 1000 yd / 39.0 m @ 1000 m
60x: 68.0' @ 1000 yd / 23.0 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 16.4' / 5.0 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 27x: 3.1 mm
60x: 1.4 mm
Eye Relief 17.0 to 16.7 mm
Fogproof Yes, Argon Filled
Water Resistance Waterproof
Tripod Mounting Thread 1/4"-20 Female
Dimensions L: 16.2" / L: 41.1 cm
Weight 4.1 lb / 1.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 6.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.05 x 7.8 x 6.7"

Vortex RS-85S Reviews

Razor HD 27-60x85 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing) is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not totally on board yet Doesn’t seem as high contrast as my Swarovski binoculars. Granted, the binoculars are only 810 power and this is 27 to 60 power but it doesn’t look quite as sharp. I need to use it on a sunny day and see how it does. They are much less than a Swarovski scope though, so maybe that’s significant.
Date published: 2019-01-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Should have spent the money on a Zeiss or Leica Its ok for the money, I find the optics subpar.
Date published: 2018-11-20
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Is the scope made in China or Japan?
Asked by: kwun c.
These scopes are made in Japan.
Answered by: Keith W.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Can iPhone X be attached to it? If so, what kind of adapter?
Asked by: Anonymous
I think the only adapter thats any good is the PhoneScope. They take great pics!
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2018-10-24


can you change the eye piece?
Asked by: Anonymous
The eyepiece unscrews and is easy to remove, but there are no other eyepieces that can be used with this scope (i.e. there's no wide field eyepiece for digiscoping)
Answered by: Jason R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Is it possible to substitute a fixed focal length ...

Is it possible to substitute a fixed focal length ocular for the zoom?
Asked by: Frank


Would this work with a Nikon D850?
Asked by: Marian S.
Don't know
Answered by: MICHAEL W.
Date published: 2018-08-27


I just wanted to ask about the new once piece focus ring on the new model? I am a little worried about it as the last model had a course and fine focus and I wanted this primarily for target shooting. Is the new swarovski type focus ring just as good as the old fine focus or should I look for another brand of scope? Thanks.
Asked by: Kurt
Thanks all for your help on this. Regards, Kurt.
Answered by: Kurt D.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Does the 16/48x65 spotting scope come with the see through case?
Asked by: Anonymous
No it does not. Mine came with this sock and nylon travel zip cover with handle and shoulder strap.
Answered by: LINDA A.
Date published: 2018-08-28


What size filter is needed for the objective?Thanks
Asked by: Dennis C.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-01-09
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