I purchased the Vortex Nomad spotting scope along with a Vortex Summit SS tripod in preparation for a couple of upcoming hunts. The image quality of this scope allowed me to accurately judge animals at distances exceeding a half a mile. Looking through the Nomad for several hours a day, I did not experience eye fatigue. The light weight of the combo stored in my backpack was appreciated as I traversed steep and rugged terrain. Controls worked flawlessly over several weeks of rugged use in rain, snow, and dusty conditions. I am very pleased with the performance of this scope. Incredible optical quality and ruggedness for the price.
Pros: image quality, size/weight, value, warranty
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.