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

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

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Vortex Razor HD 27-60x85 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing) - Open Box

B&H # VO2760X85SSA MFR # RS-85A
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Product Highlights

  • Angled 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: Angled

Angled Straight
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Vortex RS-85A Overview

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The Vortex Optics 45° angled-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
  • Angled viewing
  • Eyepiece is set 45° to optical tube for comfortable viewing when standing, sitting, or lying prone
  • 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-85A Specs

Viewing Angle Angled
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: 15.5" / L: 39.4 cm
Weight 4.1 lb / 1.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 6.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.8 x 7.6 x 6.8"

Vortex RS-85A Reviews

Razor HD 27-60x85 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 78.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NICE Very very good !!!
Date published: 2019-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Easy to use, great weight, perfect focus
Date published: 2019-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT purchase Absolutely incredible spotting scope. You get what you pay for.
Date published: 2019-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vortex spotting scope Been saving my money for awhile for this spotting scope! I love it great product!!
Date published: 2019-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beats out the Diamondback by a landfill I got this spotter today and its by far the best buy ive made yet
Date published: 2019-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vortex Razor spotting scope. Very very Good spotter. I own several vortex products u canâ€t beat the product or the warranty.
Date published: 2019-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Upgrade! I upgraded from a Vortex Diamondback to the Razor. The difference is noticeable at the long end when looking at small birds across a field. It helped to pick out an American Golden Plover from a hundred Black-bellied Plovers. All the birders here know the feeling. As a bonus, I was able to see the rings on Saturn and the clouds on Jupiter.
Date published: 2019-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ELK Spotted 30 minutes out of the box I was spotting Elk just over a mile up the mountain from my back porch.
Date published: 2019-08-21
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Does this work well with smartphone or nikon ...

Does this work well with smartphone or nikon camera?
Asked by: Barry
If you use a Nikon DSLR I would recommend the: Novagrade Digiscoping Adapter for Nikon DSLR Cameras BH #NOUA00NI01 • MFR #UA-00NI-01 For a smart phone, my recommendation would be the: Carson HookUpz 2.0 Universal Optics Adapter for Smartphones BH #CAIS200 • MFR #IS-200
Answered by: John
Date published: 2019-10-07

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
The fixed eyepiece is only sold as an optional accessory. It cannot be substituted. https://bhpho.to/2kIuxqG
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2019-09-19

Does this eyepiece have a mrad ranging retical???

Does this eyepiece have a mrad ranging retical???
Asked by: Joseph
No it doesn’t
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-04-08


Can iPhone X be attached to it? If so, what kind of adapter?
Asked by: Anonymous
My tech buddy said you can use a phone scope adapter although I dont know that for sure I havent tried one
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2018-10-24


does the Vortex Razor Hd 27-60x85 spotting scope come with a protective case?
Asked by: Donald
I found the 'carrying case' impractical/useless for use on the tripod. No access to the focus knob unless it is halfway split open, so it just gets in the way. When I spoke to the factory, the fellow I spoke to pretty much agreed. speak to the factory. Maybe they have changed this.
Answered by: Gerardo E.
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
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