Troubleshooting Spotting Scopes
Why am I not getting the full sight picture when looking through my spotting scope?
This will come down to eye relief. As you go up in magnification, the eye relief shortens, and you have to get closer to the spotting scope to achieve the full sight picture. All of our spotting scopes have an adjustable eye cup. On the higher magnifications, you may find that you have to turn the eye cup in (clockwise) to achieve the full sight picture.
Why is my spotting scope not as bright on the highest power?
With any variable powered optic, as you go up in magnification, you decrease the amount of light reaching your eye. The less light reaching your eye, the ‘dimmer’ the image will appear. The higher quality the optic, the better it will perform at the higher magnifications.