Wednesday, December 19, 2007

My Review of Zhumell 20-60x80mm Angled Spotting Scope

Good for Birdwatching

By Avi from Baroda, India on 12/19/2007


4out of 5

Pros: Bright Eyepiece, Sensitivity Controls, Strong Magnification

Cons: Heavy

Best Uses: Bright Conditions, Low Visibility

Describe Yourself: Casual/Recreational

This is a good scope for birdwatching/ nature viewing- gives good,crisp images from 20x to 60x. However it is rather heavy & cumbersome for the field especially while travelling by public transport over rough terrain in India. Plan to take it to Kenya next year. I have had it for just 6 days & have yet to be able to aim it accurately at the skies - guess I will need to get used to it. However, my principle use is birdwatching as I already have a telescope to view the heavens above!
All in all it is good value for money. However, by the time it arrived in India with shipping costs & customs duty, the price zoomed from US$ 228 to nearly US$400 - Well that is international shopping! Would also like to commend the ease of shopping & good service from & especially Patricia who promptly & efficiently responded to all my queries.


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