Finds the Target in Conditions that Make Ordinary Spotters Give Up
Is it really possible to build a better spotting scope? Leupold was dead serious about doing just that with the SX-5 Santiam HD 27-55x80mm spotting scope. They designed this spotter to deliver the highest performance under the most difficult conditions Mother Nature can dish out. And of course, it has legendary Leupold glass to produce crisp, clean, detailed high-definition images.
The exterior lens surfaces are treated with Leupold's DiamondCoat 2™ lens coating that gives exceptionally high light transmission - for best-in-class brightness, clarity, and contrast - as well as superb resistance to abrasion. The Twilight Max HD Light Management System eliminates most of the glare-producing stray light that afflicts lesser optics. More importantly, it's advanced light-gathering properties add the equivalent of 30 extra minutes of usable shooting light at the end of the day. Kinda like you added an extra half-hour to your day!
The "HD" in the SX-5 Santiam HD 27-55x80mm spotting scope's name refers to Leupold's Advanced HD™ Lens System with a low-dispersion objective lens paired to an ocular lens optimized for clean color rendition and razor-sharp resolution. All of these features add up a clear, distortion-free, color-correct image of the target with amazing detail - so you can tell the game from the surrounding foliage.
- Powerful, versatile 27x to 55x variable magnification
- High-resolution glass to render superb color & detail
- Light-gathering technology extends usable daylight
- Advanced lens coatings give enhanced brightness, clarity, AND scratch-resistance
- Ultra-smooth focus knob
- Fogproof & waterproof
Other features: generous eye relief, an ultra-smooth focus knob, built-in retractable lens shade (so you never lose it), a twist up eye cup, and a built-in 1/4"-20 tpi threaded socket for easy attachment to a tripod. Of course, the SX-5 is 100% waterproof and fogproof.
You can get the SX-5 Santiam HD with your choice of an Angled eyepiece or a Straight one. Either way, you get it with a durable, non-reflective Shadow Gray exterior finish and all the features outlined here. Is the SX-5 revolutionary or just evolutionary? With everything it has to offer, does that really matter? We didn't think so. The proverbial bottom line is that the SX-5 Santiam HD enables you to see more, even in adverse conditions. And after all, you can't shoot at a target unless you can see it clearly.