Still one of the best small spotting scopes around. For a detailed objective assessment see:https://www.cloudynights.com/BVD/Nikon-Fieldscope-III-ED.phpI disagree, by the way, with their preference for the 20-60x eyepiece. The 20-45x that's fitted is a perfect complement for the scope, with better eye relief and a wider afov. The view is bright and sharp, with accurate, well saturated colours well into the 30x range, and still good at 45x, especially on a bright day. The focusing ring gives very fine control even with heavily gloved hands - a boon on a winter's day on the Norfolk coast! Fully waterproof, unlike the previous fieldscopes.Any of the Nikon MC fixed magnification eyepieces will fit the scope, as well as the more recent DS series which are designed to facilitate digiscoping. (Virtually the same range as the ED 50 scope).
Condition: perfect optics: no marks to lens surfaces (naked eye inspection) and crystal clear internally, viewed from either end. Focus and zoom both smooth and firm. Light marks of use on the main body (see photos), chipped paint on the mounting shoe. The stay on case is fine except for the tab by the mounting plate (photo), which I don't find to be a problem in use. I'd completely forgotten about it until I had to take the photographs for the listing.
The scope will be very well packed and sent by tracked, signed for post. I've sold 400+ scopes and binoculars, many overseas, and all have arrived safely. Non UK bidders welcome: I've quoted a flat worldwide postage rate for simplicity, based on the maximum likely charge, and will refund (for example) EU purchasers if the actual cost is lower. If you want to check on the Royal Mail website, the packed weight will be just under 2000g.
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