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

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)

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  • 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

  • 1Description

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
UPC: 875874006324
In the Box
Vortex Razor HD 27-60x85 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)
  • Eyepiece Cap
  • Objective Lens Cap
  • Stay-On View-Through Carrying Case
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    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 - 16.7 mm
    Fogproof Yes, Argon Filled
    Water Resistance Waterproof
    Tripod Mounting Thread 1/4"-20
    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 4.8 out of 5 by 45.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Spotter for Longer Range Precision Rifle This spotter is absolutely fantastic for longer range spotting needs. When I'm RO'ing longer range stages, the Razor HD works great. The focus is fast and precise and the clarity is phenomenal all the way up to max power! My ONLY issue with this spotter appear when stages are shorter range or require a wide field of view. Even on the low end, this spotter may be too much for mover engagements inside 500 yards or wider field fire engagements. It's not really a problem with the spotter, more just a design of the stage that makes it not ideal. Backed by the VIP warranty I never worry about it while packing in any conditions i encounter!
    Date published: 2018-03-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exceptional bang for the buck After I purchased the Razor binoculars I decided to go for a spotting scope as well. I compared it to the top of the line brands and it is almost on the top with those. The sharpness is not far from them but it’s capability to collect light is not as good as those. But with that said does not mean that it’s not good, I’ve spotted birds and other animals where the naked eye could have never spotted it. I can’t do anything but highly recommend this amazing optics. Attached to this review is one of my digiscoped photos and I can’t say I’m not satisfied with the result.
    Date published: 2018-03-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbeatable value and performance Well, we have looked through many high quality scopes over the years while hunting and birding with friends.s This one is among the best at any price. It is fantastic! AND my wife and I BOTH agree!!!! WOW! We are currently in the midst of the Spring Waterfowl migration and are amazed at how well we can see the subtle details that make a difference in identification between species, at very, very long distances, under all kinds of weather conditions. We've had it out in the rain, snow, high winds, low light, and even a nice day. It gets the job done, 100% as good as those costing 2 or 3 times more. Best Value by far and TOP performance under all conditions. The crew @ B&H Photo are right in line with the scope and Vortex tripod. Can't be beat IMO! They recommended it, promptly delivered it, and followed up after the sale. Best deal we found anywhere! Fantastic experience on all fronts! Only thing that either Vortex or B&H Photo should have done was to recommend we buy two. One for myself and one for my wife. Either that or a dual person eyepiece or big screen, weatherproof TV attached or at the very least, a timer to ring loudly when it is the other persons turn! And, I know it will be much worse when we take our kids and grandkids out to view the birds. Today I took a couple minutes to try out digiscoping for the first time. Just intended to get my feet wet so to speak, so I would know what help to seek. I was really excited when viewing the results. Some were fantastic! All could be used for bird id and some could be printed & framed & hung on the wall! First time out! Very windy conditions and low light made it very tough to get the kind of shutter speed needed to stop the action for those prime printed enlargements! Yet we got some! Can't wait for a break in the weather to see what it will do under optimal conditions! It has already surpassed my wildest expectations, and can't wait to see just how good it really is as a super zoom lens!
    Date published: 2017-03-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW I am extremely impressed with the optics. I can see objects with such clarity at 1000 yards that I watch bald eagles pruning themselves and devouring prey high atop their perch. �The scope extends beyond a thousand yards wherein I had to �visually confirm that the objects caught in the lens were the ones barely visible to the eye on the horizon. Incredible...well worth the price ...OBTW the tripod is tops! Cany wait to purchase the adapter ring for my Cannon !
    Date published: 2018-05-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value My interest is birding and digiscoping. �Very pleased with performance on both functions. �You won’t find a better value in any other offering.
    Date published: 2018-04-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just get one! I have Swarovski 8x56 binoculars and it is widely known their optics are spectacular. The Vortex Razor optics are equally spectacular. Just get one!
    Date published: 2017-08-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic scope This scope meets all my requirements for birding. �I've used it a couple time in the last month with no problems at all! �Not sure how I ever birded before without a scope! �This Vortex Razor HD Scope is a must have! �Don't see why you would have to spend the money on another one unless you have cash to burn. �This does the job just as well as any other high priced scope. �Warranty on Vortex is awesome too
    Date published: 2018-05-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1st Gen scope I found a stellar deal on the 20-60x85mm, just after these were released. Amazing piece of equipment. I haven't looked through the European glass (that costs 2x to 3x as much). I can't imagine getting much better than this. I've watched hours of internet video, read reviews and comparisons of optics. Optics is one class of equipment where the value per dollar plateaus very definitely. You can spend just a little too little and be disappointed. You can find the point where you are convinced you just can't see any better (which is where I believe this scope is) or... you can spend more simply because spending more makes you feel like you have the best. Vortex really has it together. I have yet to find a product where they were not the best at the price point for that product line.
    Date published: 2018-03-02
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