We highly recommend that you watch the video above as it explains in-depth whether you should choose an angled or a straight spotting scope depending on your needs.
Each to their own. Each individual has his own gear preferences. Some like product A while others like product B. The best way to really find out what suits you is to take action and test the different models so that you end up using the one you prefer. However, buying countless of models is not always an option, and therefore we’ll help you decide whether an angled or a straight spotting scope is the right option for you.
Most models on the market are straight which makes good sense since it’s the most popular choice.
Most spotting scope models also come in a straight model. These are great in conjunction with a window mount from the seat in a vehicle, but they also come with some cons.
As you see there are some slim differences between angled and straight spotting scopes, but it’s not as important as the magnification itself and other important factors. Usually, you’ll end up preferring the type of spotting scope that you started out with.
We recommend that you try both variations before buying, but if that’s not possible an angled spotting scope is always a safe bet. But if you’re planning on doing a lot of glassing from a vehicle then you should seriously consider a straight spotting scope.
If you’re looking to buy a spotting scope we highly recommend that you read our reviews found here. They’ll help you get an overview of the top models within different price ranges.