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Vanguard Endeavor HD 20-60x82 Angled Spotting Scope

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Ready to help capture memorable moments during your outing, Vanguard's top-of-the-line Endeavor HD spotting scope gets the job done at a great price. The extra-low dispersion glass (ED) and fully multi-coated optics ensure vivid colors with sharp details and maximum light transmission. Vanguard protects the scope with waterproofing, fogproofing, and the Vanguard Premium Limited warranty. An impressive field of view, extra-long eye relief, the precise dual focusing, and a fitted, protective carrying case make the Endeavor HD a multipurpose spotting scope to appreciate.

Optical Features
Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Glass Enhances resolution, color, and contrast.
Fully Multi-coated Lenses Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
BaK-4 Prisms Optimize light transmission through the prisms.
Construction Features
Porro Prism Offer maximum image quality and durability in a traditional design.
Angled Body Design Is favored by users of different heights for viewing without adjusting the tripod height as frequently. The angled design works well when viewing at an upward angle.
Dual Focus Allows for precision with coarse and fine adjustments.
Magnesium Body Is sturdy and resistant to corrosion.
Rubber Armoring Provides a secure, non-slip grip.
Adjustable Eyecup Twists up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
Sunshade Reduces glare and shields the objective lens from raindrops.
Rotating Tripod Ring Allows greater flexibility when positioning the spotting scope.
Design Features
Waterproof Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the spotting scope.
Fogproof Barrel is filled with nitrogen gas to inhibit internal fogging.
Magnification 20-60x
Objective Lens Diameter 82 mm
Body Style Angled
Field of View 110-52.5
Eye Relief 19-20 mm
Close Focus 19.6 feet
Weight 63.8 ounces
Length 14.9 inches
Weatherproofing Waterproof/Fogproof
  • Vanguard 20-60x eyepiece
  • Vanguard 82 mm angled spotting scope body
  • Case

Total Reviews: 8

Average Rating:

Very satisfied! - 05/18/2015

by David R from St Louis, Mo.

The advice I received from Eagle Optics was very accurate concerning the scope I purchased. The scope was delivered in 3 days. I think that the quality of the image is very good for this lower priced scope. In addition, Vanguard has a free tripod offer which makes it an even better value. The image is very bright and does not start losing brightness until you exceed 45 X power, but even in falling light I still feel the scope does well. The coarse and fine focus knobs are appropriately responsive and it is easy to get the image sharp quickly. It is only at the highest magnifications that the sharpness and brightness of the image begins to fall off. The "raincoat" is designed to protect and carry the scope but the front cover will not stay over the lens when the scope is being carried by the shoulder strap. The back cover and the focus knob covers both have snaps to keep them in place and the same would have been good for the front cover. I think the case strap could have been made from a wider material for more comfort when carrying the scope into the field. I replaced the strap with one that is more comfortable. The scope and tripod combination are very stable, even in the wind, but they weigh more than I would be willing to carry on a long hike. If you are interested in a high quality scope at a very reasonable price then I feel you will be happy with this scope. If you are looking for a prefect image at the highest magnifications then you should consider spending a lot more money.

People just don't know. - 03/01/2015

by Chris B. from Pennsylvania

This scope is right up there with some Leica, Swarovski and Zeiss models. I am extremely happy with this scope. I have looked through $1,500 + scopes and when compared, I don't see that much of a difference. The only big difference is the price! The quality of shot {short and long} is so great that it's hard to believe that I paid $600 for it! The focus wheel is crisp and fast and the fine focus is intricate in adjustments. Vanguard's warranty is excellent as well. I have binoculars from this company and now a scope. I will always be a loyal customer and recommend this company to anyone! The quality cannot be beat in these price ranges.

Vanguard Endeavor HD 20-60x82 Angled Spotting Scope - 01/29/2015

by Longcove from Titusville, FL

Before getting to the scope let me say that I was impressed with the Eagle Optics service and the scope was delivered promptly.
I'm a keen birder but birding is not my only interest so I cannot justify the expense of a top of the line scope. Therefore, I researched the mid level scope reviews. The 82A got generally good reviews and was scope of the year, 2013, on one site. This combined with the reasonable price made me decide on the 82A from Eagle Optics.
The scope is very bright and the image quality is excellent at X20. As a birder this is where I will use it mostly. At higher magnifications, above X40, chromatic abberation creeps in but not badly enough to make the scope unusable.
In low light the 82mm objective provides a bright image which makes bird identification easier in more difficult conditions.
I have just done a side by side comparison with a top of the line Swarovski owned by my birding friend. At X20 the 82A was as good and certainly brighter - his was a 65mm I think. At higher magnifications the Swarovski easily won, but not $4000 better I thought - but didn't say!
Problems? It would be great if Vanguard introduced a X10 to X30 eyepiece which would be more useful for birders. I think the eyepiece falls between the needs of birders and those of target shooters. It's a compromise.
I also bought the camera adapter but it is badly designed in that you either screw the camera on the adapter then screw the adapter on the scope. Or do it the other way round. This is cumbersome and difficult to do in the field. It would be much better if the adapter came apart and you could attach one lightweight part to the camera and one to the scope. Then the two parts could be slid together and the screw tightened to hold the camera in place. The Swarovski was designed this way and it is easy to connect/disconnect the camera from the scope. My first task will be to take the adapter to a machinist to modify it to make it come apart.
Overall I'm well pleased with the scope and even more pleased after making a comparison with a much more expensive one.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend both the 82A and Eagle Optics.

Solid - 02/28/2014

by Travis from Beaufort, SC

This scope is solidly built and its optics are comparable to much pricier brands.

Highly recommended - 09/28/2013

by Elliot from United States

The Vanguard Endeavor HD82A (20-60x82) Angled Spotting Scope is superb--period. I am an avid birder and need clarity when I identify birds in the field. The Endeavor delivers. The color is true and the amount of light the 82mm lens takes in is incredible. This scope is worth others twice the price, including the almighty Swarovski and Nikon. Focusing is very simple with both gross and fine adjustments. I spent a long time investigating many makes and models and ultimately decided to order the Endeavor. I have no regrets.

Great Spotting scope - 09/04/2013

by Russell from Utah

Even better than I had hoped. It is clearer than other more expensive scopes when compared side by side.

poor quality optics - 08/06/2013

by John C. from Maryland

I purchased this scope and compared it to a 20-year old Nikon scope with a 65mm lens and a 15-45 zoom eye piece. Despite the fact that the Vanguard had a greater level of magnification (20 to 60 zoom eye piece) the old Nikon scope was clearly superior. The Vanguard scope lacked definition and clarity and the color of white paper was not correct...(chromatic aberration). I suspect that scopes in this price range...mid $600s do not perform to the level I want. I returned it for a refund. I would not recommend it.

Great Service and Great Product - 06/17/2013

by Kim from United States

I ordered this Vanguard Endeavor spotting scope and was accidentally sent the wrong one. When I realized and called, the people I spoke with were very kind and apologetic. They sent out the correct scope immediately and I got the next day.
I had used the first scope and it was nice, but when I got this new one that is HD, WOW! The clarity was amazing. It is light and easy to carry while hiking. My family is enjoying our new birding toy. Thanks for a great scope at a reasonable price.
I will be suggesting this scope to others.

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