Nikon 20-60x82mm Prostaff 5 Fieldscope - Angle Viewing

Nikon 20-60x82 Spotting Scope: Picture 1 regular $596.95

About Nikon 20-60x82 Spotting Scope

The Nikon PROSTAFF 5 Fieldscope 20-60x82 is engineered for precision and high magnification capability, and built for those who are truly passionate about optical performance.

With exciting optical and mechanical innovations, this intelligent new Fieldscope incorporates legendary Nikon optical glass , fully multicoated optics and improved chromatic aberration reduction, the PROSTAFF 5 Fieldscope provides bright, high contrast images with true color rendition in most lighting conditions. Together, the new optical innovations allow the user to pull subjects out of their natural backgrounds and reveal every detail in brilliant color and with a clear, edge-to-edge resolution.

To provide users with the brightest possible image, internal surface texturing minimizes reflective light loss inside the scope. ThePROSTAFF 5 Fieldscope eyepiece is a digiscope-ready design, so users can capture amazing high-magnification images by using an optional accessory digital camera bracket. It also features enhanced eye relief for use with eyeglasses and a convenient turn-and-slide eyecup.

To keep the natural elements in check, a built-in sliding sunshade eliminates glare in bright conditions and also keeps dust and rain off the objective lens. The ergonomic, lightweight porro prism design makes it easy to handle, even in wet conditions. Like allmodels in the PROSTAFF line, the new PROSTAFF 5 Fieldscope is waterproof, fogproof, nitrogen purged and O-ring sealed

Summary of Customer Reviews

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Best Uses:
Bird watching (3)

Nikon 20-60x82 Spotting Scope Features

  • 82mm Objective Lens: An ideal balance of size and brightness.
  • 20-60x Zoom Eyepiece with enhanced eye relief
  • Multicoated Optics: Provides a bright, high contrast image with true color rendition.
  • Ergonomic, Lightweight Porro Prism Design
  • Internal Surface Texturing: Minimizes reflective light loss inside scope.
  • Digiscope-Ready design: so users can capture amazing high-magnification images by using an optional accessory digital camera bracket.
  • Built-in Sliding Sunshade: Eliminates glare in bright conditions, keeps dust and rain off objective lens inrainy or dusty conditions.
  • Waterproof/Fogproof: Nitrogen-purged and O-ring sealed.

Nikon 20-60x82 Spotting Scope Specifications

Type of Prism
Porro Prism
Multi-Coated Lens
Field of View at 1000 Yards
Exit Pupil
Eye Relief
Waterproof / Fogproof
Camera Tripod Adaptable
41.55 oz / 1179G
Mfr #

Nikon 20-60x82 Spotting Scope Reviews

Reviewed by 3 customers

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Nikon 20-60x82 mm prostaff 5


from Redondo Beach  -  Avid Adventurer

grate product


Nice scope


from New York  -  Casual/ Recreational

Good scope. We use it for birding and it is great for scanning shorebird flocks on the flats!


Nikon Prostaff 5 Outfit


from Vermont  -  Avid Adventurer

I'd rate this scope as a somewhat disappointing average. I bought it primarily for birding, though I also use it for some astronomy. The clarity is decent at the minimum magnification. It suffers as you zoom to the highest magnification, which is typical for this price range of scope, but I guess I was hoping for better performance. The zoom function is right next to the eyepiece and it's easy to disturb the eye relief setting when using the zoom. I also found that the zoom has a relatively short travel from low to high level. I'd prefer a little more travel. The opposite can be said of the focus knob, which requires quite a bit of travel as you change viewing distances. Since there's only one focus knob, it can be a lot of work to stay on a moving target, sometimes repositioning your fingers, since the knob is pretty small. You can roll the knob, using your finger as a bow, but with gloves on in winter that can be difficult to do fine focus work. The neoprene protective sleeve that came with the outfit does fit nicely on the scope, and it does offer some protection without interfering with the use of the scope. I wish the lens covers for the scope were a better design, the objective lens cover has two release points that have to be squeezed together, and once released you have to put the cover in your pocket. I'd rather see a simpler flap type cover that would stay attached or tethered to the sleeve. The eyepiece cover is a rubber cap style that also has to go in your pocket, so now you've got two covers to keep track of. The tripod that comes in this outfit is a joke at best. It's nowhere near solid or heavy enough to be taken seriously as an outdoor scope mount. Even indoors I suspect it wouldn't be steady enough for satisfactory use. It has a fairly low hight with just the legs extended, so people over about 5 feet tall will have to extend the center mount, which just introduces more instability. Maybe it would hold a point and shoot camera, but that's about it. The Scope is light, and that may be a good thing for carrying, but it is susceptible to vibrations from wind, not to mention the typical motions of use. I bought this outfit after some fairly thorough research online. I don't have an optics store that carries more than one or two brands of scopes that I'd be able to try out. I suspect if I could have compared a few different scopes with this model I might have been willing to spend a little more to get better optic quality and features. The Nikon warranty is excellent, and I think the build quality of the scope is also excellent, which is one of the reasons I like Nikon products. I just think I might have been better off spending a little more to get one of their higher end scopes. Adorama Camera did provide good service as far as that went, meaning they shipped it quickly.


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Dan T  Nikon 20-60x82mm Prostaff 5 Fieldscope - In your overview of this product you state it is Fully MultiCoated (FMC) All lens surfaces have multiple coatings, but when I go to Nikon's website it's stated as multicoated (MC) One or more of the lens surfaces have multiple coatings. also on the spec tab (your's) it's stated as multicoated. Maybe it's a goof or are you misleading us to believe it's FMC? & 599.95 is pretty high, I found it for 449.00 elsewhere
JAMES S  You will find considerable variation in prices. My experience is that Adorama always has a fair price (usually the best price) on equipment. Beware of a price that is much lower than the average price other dealers are selling an item for. Some of them are very unethical and you may never get what you ordered.
Mike L  what kind of tripod would you recommend for this scope?
STANLEY G  Hi, I mostly use a Manfrotto 484RC2 ball head on a Manfrotto 482 table top tripod and love the setup for my application: on a steady table looking at fixed objects and I focus and then barely touch the scope. If I were looking at something that I needed to track I would use a larger tripod.
Favor C  Does this "Angled" Prostaff Fieldscope allow rotation of the scope body so that one can look into the angled eyepiece from a latteral position, i.g., shooting prone or side view from a bench position?
Andrew R  Are you asking if the eyepiece rotates independent of the objective? Unfortunately no, the angled eyepiece is fixed in position.
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