Nikon Fieldscope ED50 13-30x50 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing)

Nikon Fieldscope ED50 13-30x50 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing)

Nikon Fieldscope ED50 13-30x50 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing)

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Product Highlights

  • 13-30x Zoom Eyepiece
  • Waterproof & Fogproof
  • ED Glass

Viewing Angle: Straight Viewing

Angled Viewing Straight Viewing

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Nikon ED50 overview

  • 1Description

The straight viewing Fieldscope ED50 13-30x50 Spotting Scope from Nikon is a compact and lightweight spotting scope with a 50mm ED (extra-low dispersion) objective lens for chromatic aberration. Nikon especially developed ED glass to provide precise optical color correction.

The ED50 scope is offered as straight or angled viewing design. Most users will prefer angled scopes because they are both simple to use for birds perched high above the viewer as well as easily simultaneously shared amongst users of differing heights. But some will prefer the straight viewing models, for these are much easier to use when hunting down the object of interest in the first place.

Nikon's Fieldscope line of spotting scopes are premium offerings to compete with the best of sports optics manufactured in Japan or Europe. You choose your options based on concerns for mass and budget: straight or angled, objective diameter, and whether to spring for the ED glass for more favorable appreciation of highly detailed subjects.

All of Nikon's spotting scope line is backed up by the "No-Fault" 25-year warranty. Regardless of what happens to your scope—even of your own negligence—Nikon will repair or replace (at their option) your scope for just $10 plus the return shipping costs.

Waterproof (up to 3.3'/1m for 5 minutes) and fog-free with nitrogen gas
Conventional six MC eyepieces and three Wide DS eyepieces are compatible
Multi-layer coated lenses
55mm filter attachable to the objective
UPC: 018208083206
In the Box
Nikon Fieldscope ED50 13-30x50 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing)
  • Padded Case
  • Limited 25-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Nikon ED50 specs

    Viewing Angle Straight
    Magnification 13 to 30x
    Objective Lens Diameter 50 mm
    Angle of View 13x: 3° (Actual)
    Field of View 13x: 157.0' @ 1000 yd / 52.0 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance 26.2' / 8.0 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 13x: 3.8 mm
    30x: 1.6 mm
    Eye Relief 13.0 mm
    Fogproof Yes, Nitrogen Filled
    Water Resistance Waterproof
    Dimensions : 2.8 x L: 8.2" / : 71.0 x L: 209.0 mm (Without Eyepiece)
    Weight 1.0 lb / 455.0 g (Without Eyepiece)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.85 x 4.35 x 3.75"

    Nikon ED50 reviews

    Fieldscope ED50 13-30x50 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 16.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goldilocks would say, Just Right I bought this scope for all purpose use hoping that it would perform well on 75% of intended uses. I wanted it for the shooting range, wildlife observation especially in a deer stand, and for law enforcement purposes. Although it is lightweight and small, the ED lens are terrific as they produce bright and sharp images whether close up or at longer distances. Focusing is easy and fast. Very useful with or without a tripod. There were no significant cons, but a little more eye relief for glasses would make it a 100% plus scope for me.
    Date published: 2010-12-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would have never believed it I actually stole this scope at a Gander Mountain store cheap, and I would have never believed what it is capable of. It truely is a full-up Fieldscope with optics on par with its larger brothers. It is light and I read many reviews saying the bird freaks are leaving their Fieldscope 82 EDs at home and taking this one to the field to save weight. I'm genuinely amazed and that doesn't happen very often.
    Date published: 2009-08-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact spotting scope meets our needs I bought this scope for my wife and son who have quickly becoming avid birders. We needed a scope for short day hikes and longer backpacking trips that 1. was compact and lightweight, and 2. provided a clear image of small objects in the distance. This scope more than met my expectations. A lightweight tripod helps stabilize the scope and the image is crisp and clear. My son plans to use his Nikon 3000 to digiscope.
    Date published: 2012-01-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Light Weight Scope We are using this for birding. It is very light weight making it easily portable for hikes when we don't want to drag around a big heavy scope. It is a nice cross between binos and a full sized scope, able to be hand-held but more powerful than binos. The case it comes with is not field-use friendly. It has to be totally removed from the bag-like case to be used and is somewhat slippery to hold. Could not find an on scope protective case in the US but have 1 coming from the UK. Hope it works.
    Date published: 2013-02-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great smaller scope This scope has very good image quality and is small and less expensive compared to scopes with similar quality. Just what I wanted! My friend bought an expensive 65mm scope of a different brand without ED glass, and the image had strong magenta frames around all objects on the horizon. Not so with this scope, the image is clear like water. Also, with a 50mm objective lens it is brighter at 30x than any 60mm or even 85mm scope is at 60x zoom. Very light weight makes it convenient to carry in any situation, even if you are going long distances over steep terrain and need to save your pack weight for other things. I just carried it up a steep mountain where I found an old undisturbed wreck that proved no one had been there in at least 25 years. Downsides: -working the zoom and focus isn't as intuitive as I would like. -lens caps keep falling off, I replaced the objective lens cap with a screw on aluminum lens cap after I lost it, much better, never falls off. The eye lens cap still falls off because I haven't lost it yet. -not quite as sharp at 30x zoom as at 13x, but I should point out that this is a) not that big a deal, b) common even on very expensive zoom lenses, and c) you can replace the 13x-30x eyepiece with a fixed 27x eyepiece with great image quality (more than enough to make up for the reduced x) if it is important to you.
    Date published: 2012-08-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow Christmas present so still new. It came much faster than expected and in great condition. I took it out to view waterfowl with other birders Mine was the smallest and lightest scope in the group so great for field work. I used it handheld and passed it around. Wow was the unanimous reaction. Super clear and bright. Focus is easy to use. . I ordered a handholding case and will also try with monopod and light tripod depending on trip. I chose straight scope because other reviewers stated optics were brighter for this compact beauty than in the angles version. I have not compared them. It would be easy to window mount if desired. Many reviewers have recommended sliced wide angle eyepieces for better field of view but the zoom lens is quite good as is. I used without eyeglasses and I think the fold down eye cup could be annoying to those who switch back and forth. The case is great for carrying but you cannot use the scope without removing it entirely. This little gem will go virtually anywhere I can so I am looking forward to lots of use.
    Date published: 2014-01-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Glass Image quality is very good and size/weight of this scope is awesome!
    Date published: 2016-03-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Things Come in Small Packages My brother brought this scope to Costa Rica last year, and I was so impressed I had to get my own. I bought this scope primarily to use as a travel scope when space is tight, and as a scope light enough to take on long hikes. This scope can easily be carried onto an airplane in a carry-on bag. I love the light weight, as well as the brightness of the image. I will probably end up springing for a more powerful eyepiece before my next trip overseas, as the 13-30 eyepiece that came with it has limited magnification.
    Date published: 2014-04-15
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