This is my 1st spotter so I have nothing to compare it to. It works well to 35x zoom and the image degrades from there. This may be the case with any scope, as I said with nothing to use as a ref. so until I do, I cannot be sure. The scope had a small nick in the finish where the eyepiece mounts and it has some minor waves in the rubber armour coating.I bought this scope sight unseen and based on almost all the reviews I read. Usually described as the best quality scope for the price. I mounted it on a Manfrotto carbon fiber tripod with a Manfrotto video head that I also purchased from Opticsplanet. Someday I hope to do a side by side test with the top dollar scopes out there and see if there is much difference for 3-4 times the cost. Opticsplanet was great to buy from, fast shipping and well packaged. My tripod was a backorder and it arrived sooner the estimated time. Thanks OP
Cons: Finish quality could be a little nicer
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.