Leupold SX-1 Ventana 45×60 Spotting Scope Review
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|Product Dimensions||14.5 x 6 x 5 inches|
|Item model number||170757|
Leupold sx-1 Ventana offers a durable, variable magnification spotting scope in either straight or angled eyepiece design. The Leupold SX-1ventana represents Leupold’s entry-level spotting scope and is available in two configurations. One is 15-45x60mm, and the other is 20-60x80mm. Leopold also offers each configuration in a kit for an additional $40-$50.Each kit contains the scope itself, a hard carrying case, a soft case, a carrying strap and a small tripod. Both variants of the scope have an eyepiece with adjustable eye relief for users who wear glasses.
Its fully multi-coated lenses provide a bright, clear image while Leopold’s new proprietary Guard-ION lens coating repels everything from water to fingerprints. The scope comes with a focus dial for ease of focus adjustment, and it is placed forward of the eyepiece for convenient adjustment. Besides, the scope has an extending lens shade for use on bright sunny days and a detachable lens covers for both lenses to protect them when the scope is not in use.
The Leupold Ventana spotting scope features a built-in tripod adapter for easy installation on any standard ¼-20 thread head. The scope is ideally suited for field use. It is nitrogen filled and waterproof. The scope provides clear, crisp and bright images at low magnification and retains image quality at high magnification too. The Leupold tactical scopes are rugged and durable.
People have dissimilar or different preferences when it comes about eyepiece design. Some prefer angled eyepiece while others straight eyepiece design. The angled eyepiece is for people who do a lot of game viewing as well as shooting. However, if you only want to take the scope to the range or if you foresee using it to view objects that are simple from you, then the straight eyepiece would be a better choice.
One drawback of the angled variants of the scope need to be mentioned is that the scope does not have an eyepiece that rotates 90 degrees to the side as some higher end scopes do. This makes the scope complicated to use when directing your eyes to something at meaningfully lower elevation or while using it with a window mount on the car.
The Leupold sx-1 Ventana is a good entry level scope that can be used for different purposes. Particularly it is a good choice for most bird and nature watchers, shooters, and hunters. The scope works great for identifying and scoring game at long range.
The Leupold sx-1 Ventana is reasonably priced while packed with so many features that will suit the needs of the majority of hunters, shooters, nature lovers. The scope features a wide field of view with a magnification range from 15x to 45x. Fully multi-coated lenses of the scope ensure bright clear image and armored, waterproof, and nitrogen filled characteristics make it ideal for use in all-weather condition.
Finally, in this Leupold sx 1 Ventana spotting scope review we have tried to cover all the positive and one negative aspect of the Leupold sx-1 Ventana scope.