For birdwatchers and professional wildlife enthusiasts, giving 20-60X variable spotting scopes as gifts is a fine gesture.
Objective lens is also important when choosing spotting scopes. Bigger lenses let in more light and also provide a greater viewing area. Look for a lens with ED (extra-low dispersion) glasses which gather more light and rectify chromatic aberration.
First thing to look for is the ocular or the eye piece. There are two variations in this- ST (straight through) sited or AN Also, check the support of the scope you are buying. When giving spotting scopes as gifts, the last thing you want is to create a health hazard for the recipients. Sturdy, moderately lightweight and easily adjustable tripods are the best. Tripods having flip locks for quick and secure adjustments are also favored.
Preferred by hunters and birdwatchers worldwide, Barska spotting scopes are regarded as benchmarks for precision, design & dynamics. Barska spotting scopes as gifts are perfect presents for everyone as these are water-resistant, fog proof, a multi-coated optic and a large objective lens. Some models even have a rubber armor that makes them shock resistant. Extendable sunshades allow one to minimize the glare in sunlight and overall ergonomic build enhances portability & handling.