Vortex Razor HD 11-33x50 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

Vortex Razor HD 11-33x50 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

Vortex Razor HD 11-33x50 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

B&H # VO1133X50RAS MFR # RZR-50A1
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Product Highlights

  • Angled Viewing
  • 11-33x Zoom Eyepiece
  • 50mm Objective Lens
  • Dielectric-Coated Porro Prism
  • High-Density, Extra-Low Dispersion Glass
  • XR and ArmorTek Multi-Coated Lenses
  • Argon Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • Durable and Lightweight Magnesium Body
  • 1/4"-20 Tripod Mounting Shoe
  • Fine and Coarse Dual Focus
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Vortex RZR-50A1 overview

  • 1Description

The angled-viewing Razor HD 11-33x50 Spotting Scope from Vortex features high-quality glass with specialized optical coatings to provide clear and bright images. The triplet apochromatic lens elements are 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 XR anti-reflective coatings to minimize light loss. Additionally, they are ArmorTek coated for scratch resistance. To ensure accurate color across the entire visible spectrum, the Porro prisms are dielectric coated. These coatings are highly reflective and lose less than 1% of the light that passes through them. The use of Porro prisms creates a better depth of view over roof prisms. This combination of coatings and optics creates a spotting scope that produces bright, clear, highly contrasted images with accurate color transmission.

The lightweight magnesium-alloy body is O-ring sealed and argon filled to be water and fogproof. A dual-focus system features a coarse fast-focus and a fine-focus wheel. The scope has a tripod mounting shoe that also accepts a 1/4"-20 mounting bolt. A retractable lens shade keeps the Sun or rain off the objective lens.

Optical Performance
  • 11-33x zoom eyepiece
  • 50mm objective lens
  • High-density (HD) extra-low dispersion (ED) glass
  • Triplet apochromatic lens eliminates chromatic aberration
  • Porro prism design for better depth of view
  • Highty reflective dielectric multi-coatings on prisms
  • Vortex XR anti-reflective lens coatings
  • ArmorTek scratch-resistant exterior lens coatings
Use and Handling
  • Angled view eyepiece is inclined 45° from the objective lens for more comfortable viewing
  • Dual focusing dials offer rapid rough and fine focus
  • Twist-up eyecup
  • 1/4"-20 threaded mount for tripods
Construction Details
  • Magnesium-alloy body
  • O-ring sealed to be waterproof
  • Argon filled to be fogproof
  • Built-in retractable sunshield
UPC: 875874005136
In the Box
Vortex Razor HD 11-33x50 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)
  • Eyepiece Cap
  • Objective Lens Cover
  • View-Through Carry Case
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Vortex RZR-50A1 specs

    Viewing Angle Angled
    Magnification 11 to 33x
    Objective Lens Diameter 50 mm
    Field of View 11x: 191.0' @ 1000 yd / 63.5 m @ 1000 m
    33x: 96.0' @ 1000 yd / 31.9 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance 6.6' / 2.0 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 11x: 4.6 mm
    33x: 1.5 mm
    Eye Relief 20.0 mm
    Water Resistance Waterproof
    Tripod Mounting Thread 1/4"-20
    Dimensions : 2.0 x L: 10.3" / : 5.0 x L: 26.2 cm 
    Weight 1.6 lb / 709.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.325 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.3 x 7.4 x 5.4"

    Vortex RZR-50A1 reviews

    Razor HD 11-33x50 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 31.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Compact Scope for Birding I tried about a dozen scopes in person at a birding event this past spring. I was unimpressed with scopes in the price range of this Vortex with the exception of the Nikon Fieldscope ED 50. Both the Vortex and the Nikon are compact, lower magnification travel scopes. Basically, they are the small versions of more expensive full-sized scopes (i.e. 20-60x mag and 60 or 80mm objective). My experience was that any full-sized scope in the price range of this Vortex was noticeably less sharp than the Vortex and rather fuzzy at the magnification levels above the reach of the Vortex. I decided I would rather have a smaller scope that performs well throughout its whole zoom range than a larger scope that is unsatisfying at high power. I chose the Vortex over the Nikon (a brand I trust) because of a slightly better price and because other birding websites have given the nod to this scope. I think either choice would be fine. Having traveled and hiked with this scope, I am so glad I made that choice. This scope is exceptionally sharp and bright, and its size means I don't think twice about bringing it with me. It has significantly increased my enjoyment of birding shorebirds and waterfowl.The lifetime no-fault warranty is an incredible benefit I hope I never have to redeem. I will say I was a little bothered by the lack of paperwork included in the box, though. There's no warranty paper with a printed serial number on it like I have with my Nikon gear. Perhaps Vortex is less concerned with this, but for me it's always a comfort to have good paperwork behind valuable items.
    Date published: 2014-09-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Little Spotter Purchased this for it's light weight, small footprint and positive reviews. Could easily throw it in a backpack. I was amazed at the quality of image. It is a bright, clear, detailed image with great resolution and depth of field...making panning easy. The course and fine focus works perfectly. It is much better in low light than I anticipated. Compared to 3 other scopes, I don't believe it gets a full 33x power magnification...but close enough considering the superb image it delivers. If you need a great little spotter to bring with on the hunt versus leave in the truck...get this.
    Date published: 2016-03-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Travel Scope Bought this scope to use as both a home and travel scope. Optics are crystal clear, small size and build quality make it perfect to throw in the car or pack so it is pretty much always in the right place for viewing whales, eagles etc in our travels. I am very please with this scope, but would also consider it's big brother, the HD 15-45x65, which is also pretty light and portable and by design better for poor light, night viewing.
    Date published: 2016-05-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Some times great things come in small packages I bought this scope a month ago and I couldn't be happier. Don't let the size of this scooe fool you, it is very powerful at long distances. I live in Arizona and with the temperature at 98 degrees this last weekend. I was looking at a mountain side about 1.5 miles out with it zoomed in all the way and the heat waves this scope is still clear enough I think you could still count points on a deer, elk for sure. It is light weight and it is very good in low light and you can't beat the VIP warranty. My father in law bought the top of the line Bushnell spotting scope which is the Bushnell Elite in a 20x60x80 and in my opinion this little vortex blows it away and the Bushnell is a very good scope. I am very happy with my choice and I would buy it all over again.
    Date published: 2017-10-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small, lightweight, clear glass. A permanent fixture in my hunting pack. For hunting mountainous country I believe this little spotter is a must have. Has given me the ability to spot bedded animals and size up animals out past 1000yds. Small and light enough to carry hunting, even if you're weight conscious about your gear. Pairs well with the high country tripod. Glass is very clear, focus and magnification work smoothly. I use binos on the tripod and switch to this spotter when I want more magnification. The quick release plate makes swapping optics quick.
    Date published: 2017-11-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great Vortex product! Great optics, easy to pack. This scope comes with a great soft cover. Best warranty in the business is also a plus! Vortex backs these for life!
    Date published: 2016-01-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this scope! Amazing clarity for a small scope. Eyepiece is larger than other small scopes I've used.
    Date published: 2015-05-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Razor HD 11-33x50 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing) I plan to use this scope for spotting mule deer and black bears while backpacking. The first time out was a clear bright day. The scope was clear all the way up to 33 power, it was very easy to focus and has a FOV almost as wide and my 10x42 Stieners. My thinking is that the disadvantage of only 33 power will be offset by the packability
    Date published: 2016-03-28
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