I am looking to purchase a spotting scope for wildlife viewing when I travel to Yellowstone. I would also like to use the scope as a digiscope with a digital camera. I am looking at the Vortex Razor HD 20-60x85 Angled Spotting Scope that you have advertised on your web page. What type/brand of digital camera and adapter would you recommend with this scope? Also, do you know when you might have these scopes back in stock?
Thank you for your help.
Thanks so much for your inquiry.
The Razor scope should be back in stock in early October. If you’d like, I can call or e-mail you when it comes in.
I really like the Razor scope. The optical quality, combined with the no-fault, lifetime warranty, make it a superb value. If you have an iPhone 4, 5, or 6, the Kowa iPhone adapter would be an excellent and low-cost way to take digiscoped photos on your trip. And it fits the eyepiece of the Razor!
Kowa TSN IP4S iPhone 4/4S Digiscoping Bracket $60. (see short video under the “Media” tab)
Similarly, these Phoneskope iPhone adapters are made to fit the Vortex Razor scope.
If you choose to use a point-and-shoot camera, it doesn’t need to be an expensive one, but it needs to have an optical zoom of 4x or less to work for digiscoping. You can also use a DSLR. These videos will help show how these work with the Vortex Razor HD 20-60x85 Angled Spotting Scope:
If you have more questions, please ask!
All the best,