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Strange opportunity for testing, but test it I did!

I recently had a 6 AM flight out of Vancouver and spent the night before at the airport Fairmont Hotel.  When I arrived to my room ("air port operations side", as though that was an upgrade), I noticed a spotter looking out over the international terminal. It was a Prostaff spotter on an exceptionally nice Manfrotto tripod with a really nice mounting head.

It was failing light, but I had some bright buildings to look at as well.


I was unimpressed with sharpness.  
I didn't care for the eye piece.
Focus operation wasn't bad, power setting was not well designed.
I liked the ergonomics, especially on the manfrotto tripod with manfrotto head.
For a spotter not called on to spot 22-cal holes at 300+ yards, it wasn't a bad scope.
For birding or other forms of fine detail observation, I wouldn't recommend it.
For a 100-200 yard spotter, it wouldn't be a bad choice.

SWFA sells a newer design for $499, that's probably not a bad deal for those not looking for long range capabilities.  

Not in depth, but I thought it a good chance to play with a spotter I had not used before.

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Do you remember the power and objective size?
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It was a 20-60X, not sure on the objective.
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