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Hensoldt Spotter 60 from Zeiss 20-60x72

SWFA's Part# 3310609001
 
 
Reticle design:
  1. Center Cross
  2. MIL-DOTs
  3. Vertical Line (20 cm/100 m)
  4. Horizontal line (20 cm/ 100 m)

     A. Distance between MIL-DOTs (10 cm/100 m)

     B. Reticle patten sides (1 /100m)
 
 
Reticle Data:
    The reticle pattern of the Spotter 60 consists of the center cross and the two reticle pattern sides on which the MIL-DOTs are marked. The horizontal line and the vertical line serve for a better orientation on the reticle pattern and have a length of 10 cm/100 m.
The distance between the MIL-DOTs is 10 cm/100 m.
They have an outer diameter of 2 cm/100 m.
The length of the reticle pattern sides (horizontal/vertical) is 1 m/100 m.
 
Focus Range:
  60 is 20 m to infinity
 
Technical Data:
   Length........334 mm  
   Width..........100 mm
   Height.........163 mm
   Weight........1650g
 
Electrical Data:
   Power supply........round cell 3 v cr 2032
    Automatic shut-off of reticle illumination after 3 hours.
 
Optical Data:
  Magnification........20power to 60power
  Entrance pupil......72 mm
  Exit pupil..............3.6 mm to 1.2 mm
  Field of view.........49 m to 19 m at 1000 m
  Eye relief..............20.5 mm
  Focusing...............20 m to infinity
  Resolution............min 3.0"
  Diopter setting..... +3 dpt
  Transmission........approx. 85%
 
Function:
   The Spotter 60 is a monocular/monobjective telescope with a lens erecting system and 20 power to 60power magnification. The reticle of the Spotter 60 can be illuminated and brightness regulated with the illumination control.
 
Focusing of image scene can be adjusted continuously for target distance of 20 m to infinity.
 
Sealing elements in the Spotter 60 prevents moisture from entering, so that the Spotter is always useable even during sudden temperature changes,rain,snow and fog.
 
The fixed protection caps on the objective and the eyepiece protect the front lens from damage during transportation.
 
To mount the Spotter to a tripod a tripod threads is located at the bottom of the housing, guaranteeing the secure and steady handling during observation.
 
The Spotter can have up to five MIL-standard rails in accordance to MIL-standard can be mounted to the housing to which various auxiliary devices can be mounted.
 
During magnification change the reticle pattern is also magnified.
 
Also here are a few ACCESSORIES that we sale for the 60 Spotter.
 
 
 
 
 
 
    


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$5000.00!?!?!?!

Are they kidding?  What in heaven's name would justify that kind of price tag?

It's just a Leupold Golden Ring HD knockoff.


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In my opinion the Zeiss has a lot more to offer then the Leupold Golden Ring HD.

 
The only thing the Leupold has that compares to the Zeiss is the FFP mil-dot reticle. Zeiss offers an illuminated reticle and more magnification and so on. Zeiss is made to be used in any condition.  I would put my money on the Zeiss. Having the opportunity to look through them side by side I would say the glass,quality and clarity shines better on the Zeiss. The Zeiss was definitely made with the Military in mind and the Leupold with civilian in mind.
 
Is it worth $5000.00??? Maybe not, but it's nowhere close to being a Leupold knockoff.


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Originally posted by lucznik lucznik wrote:

$5000.00!?!?!?!

Are they kidding?  What in heaven's name would justify that kind of price tag?

It's just a Leupold Golden Ring HD knockoff.
 
I think it would be cheaper if it was a knockoff.
 
 
SnipersHide has a really good review of it
 
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I have used Nathans at the range. Awesome optics.
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If money was not an object, I'd take the Zeiss in a heart beat. However money is an object so I don't see one in my future. I do love Zeiss glass though.
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Originally posted by Brady Brady wrote:

 
I think it would be cheaper if it was a knockoff.
 
 
SnipersHide has a really good review of it
 
That reads more like a fanboy's review than an objective review, quite honestly.  The "through the glass" photos don't tell us much about the conditions in which they were taken, so there's really nothing in the review to go on other than the reviewer's enthusiasm.  Aside from the tactical gewgaw and illuminated reticle, it's not clear how this glass is drastically different from and/or superior to other FLP spotting scopes based on the review alone is it?
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Originally posted by csmsss csmsss wrote:

Originally posted by Brady Brady wrote:

 
I think it would be cheaper if it was a knockoff.
 
 
SnipersHide has a really good review of it
 
That reads more like a fanboy's review than an objective review, quite honestly.  The "through the glass" photos don't tell us much about the conditions in which they were taken, so there's really nothing in the review to go on other than the reviewer's enthusiasm.  Aside from the tactical gewgaw and illuminated reticle, it's not clear how this glass is drastically different from and/or superior to other FLP spotting scopes based on the review alone is it?
Wow, that's a pretty strong jump right out of the gate.  Especially for a very first post ever.
 
I don't actually disagree with the basic premise of what you've posted, but I bet it could have been said without the insults...


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The glass on that Zeiss spotter is absolutely spectacular.

Whether it is worth the money or not is a personal choice, but I would definitely not call it a knock off of anything.

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I've done a side-by-side with the Spotter 60, Leica APO 82, Swaro 80mm HD, Leupold tactical, and several other mid-high end scopes. The Spotter 60 performed (optically) as well or better than everything but the 82mm Leica. Since the Leica has no reticle & no rail mounting points, no armor, & lacks military ruggedness it was inferior overall to the Spotter 60 for military use (the intended role for which the evaluation was being conducted) as a spotter for extreme-long-range marksmen.

It is not a ripoff of anything and makes the Leupold look below mediocre at best.
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My understanding is that the Hensoldt is the a near-perfect tactical spotter, the most important word there being "tactical." 

For a hunting or range spotter, it might not be quite as perfect.

And, for $5000, ...
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I for one would love to take a look at the Hensoldt.  It's out of my price range, but I would love to look.

I also would have loved to see greentimber's test.  I would like to know more about it, and how he came to his conclusions.  Did he use a resolution chart, what distances were the subjects, what kind of light, etc.
 
I also recently put my eyes to the Swaro 80HD and Leica 82 side by side.  It was evening in the parking lot of the store, and I was just looking at various objects near (about 20 yards) and far (about 4 miles).  I did not see a big difference in the brightness, resolution, contrast, or aberration control in the images at 25x or 50x.  Those wide eyepieces really are something, though!
 
Unlike greentimber, I found the Leica to be fully armored.
 
If the Spotter 60 has an image on par with the Swaro/Leica, plus illuminated reticle, and a tank-like build, it may well be worth the $5000 to many people.  After all, the Leica is running $4000 as it is.
 
 
I haven't seen a Spotter 60 in the Member's Test Drive section yet, but I would be glad to give it a try.Wink
 
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