Best All Purpose spotting scope for around 0
You might look at the article below. It seems that the 50mm Yukon did decently well -- well enough to do what you are wanting.
http://www.birdwatching.com/optics/2009 ... _main.html
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Hate to be a stick-in-the-mud, but you are asking a lot of any $100 spotting scope if you expect good optics. I would at least try to get up to the $200 mark if you expect a reasonable return on your money in terms of optics, not to mention construction as well as quality control. A Celestron Ultima 80, for instance, will definitely be a better choice for your application than a $100 60mm scope and is well worth saving to get.
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about $65. for it. It's my first scope. It's good for things that are closer....it does a good job with wildlife in the yard, etc. Would just like to see the distance a little crisper. Sounds like I coud do better.
You are very welcome.
Just keep in m,ind that all spotting scopes lose image quality as magnification goes up, but you lose image quality sooner with a cheaper scope than an expensive scope. That's what the price is all about on a spotting scope. Just a matter of how much you can spend, but even a $200 scope will be an improvement over what you have, now. Still, if that little scope has served you well, it was money well spent. Not everyone can afford to plunk down two grand on a spotting scope.