Vortex Razor HD 22-48x65 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

BH #VO2248X65SSA • MFR #RS-65A
Vortex Razor HD 22-48x65 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)
Key Features
  • Angled Viewing
  • 22-48x Zoom Eyepiece
  • 65mm Objective Lens
  • Dielectric Coated Porro Prism
The Vortex Optics 45° angled-viewing Razor HD 22-48x65 Spotting Scope is engineered with superior glass and specialized optical coatings to provide clear and bright images at all magnifications. The triplet apochromatic lens configuration 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.
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Vortex Razor HD Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Performance
  • 3Use and Handling
  • 4Construction Details

The Vortex Optics 45° angled-viewing Razor HD 22-48x65 Spotting Scope is engineered with superior glass and specialized optical coatings to provide clear and bright images at all magnifications. The triplet apochromatic lens configuration 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-alloy 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.

Performance

  • 22-48x zoom magnification
  • 65mm 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
  • 138-84' field of view at 1000 yards

Use and Handling

  • Angled viewing
  • Eyepiece is set at a 45° angle 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 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: 875874006331

Vortex Razor HD Specs

Design
Viewing AngleAngled
Performance
Magnification22 to 48x
Objective Lens Diameter65 mm
Field of View22x: 138.0' @ 1000 yd / 46.0 m @ 1000 m
48x: 84.0' @ 1000 yd / 28.0 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance26.2' / 8.0 m
Exit Pupil Diameter22x: 3 mm
48x: 1.4 mm
Eye Relief17.0 to 16.7 mm
Features
FogproofYes, Argon Filled
Water ResistanceWaterproof
General
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4"-20
DimensionsL: 14.8" / L: 37.6 cm
Weight3.6 lb / 1.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.59 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.8 x 7.65 x 6.6"

Vortex Razor HD Reviews

Troubles

By Alice
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-19

The eyepiece has fallen out twice and I can't move the head up and down so something is wrong, either I don't understand the system or it is not flexible. I don't like the stand. Screws instead of levers make it much slower to adjust. It could be my age, but I am frustrated and haven't used it as I thought I would.

Amazing value

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-23

Amazing value with included tripod.free shipping to Canada. No surprise charges. Would recomend to anyone

Wow !

By Matt
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-25

This spotter is incredible easy. watch people hiking 4.5km away like there right in front of you crystal clear optics . I compared this spotter vs the viper hd 20x60 x85 and it gathers more light as the sun goes down well worth the extra money.

Great scope for the price

By Samuel
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-09

very nice scope

great spotting scope

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-10-07

Have only used it 1 time so far but really like it.

Great Product

By Elktracker84
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-07-28

These cases are great to keep your investment protected and clean. Would recommend one of these if you are purchasing a scope.

We are thrilled with this Scope

By Susan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-01

The zoom, width of view, clarity and ease of use all exceeded our expectations. I read several reviews and comparisons of birding scopes (Audubon society, etc.) before deciding on this one. Since it was not possible to see/compare any myself I was a little nervous about choosing one but as it ended up, we couldn't be happier. It's our first scope with angled viewing (now a must), and since it's not too big or heavy for toting around we plan to try taking it on more outings. In addition B&H had the best price and provided good service.

Great scope!

By Gillian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-10

I purchased this smaller version of the Razor line of spotting scopes as I am a woman, and wanted to be able to carry it along with a tripod and a heavy camera and backpack. I had previously owned the Celestron Regal M2 80 ED spotting scope, which was much larger than this scope but about the same weight, however it was just too large for me to lug around along with the rest of my gear. This scope has proven to be ideal for me. Its smaller size is much more portable which means I will use it more often and see far more birds! It fits in a backpack easily when not in use. I was initially concerned about it being less bright than my larger Celestron, but this scope ended up being even brighter and sharper, and I wish I had purchased this one in the first place. Vortex has excellent customer service and an amazing warranty to boot which makes this brand superior to others over above their well made optics. The only negative thing I can say about this purchase is that the scope only comes with a neoprene covering and not a carry case that gives it better protection. Vortex confirmed that they do not make one for this scope unfortunately.

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