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  • 18-36x magnification Porro prism spotting scope
  • Designed to exacting standards and constructed with high quality materials
  • Multi coated optics for clear, sharp views
  • Carrying case
  • Cleaning cloth

Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 612 g
  • Item model number: VIV-TV-1836
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 12 Dec 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 163,005 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jamie G on 2 May 2013
I've used Vivitar stuff before and had no problems.....

I wanted a cheap and cheerful spotting scope to use when I was out and about, something to throw in my bag and not worry if it got dirty or a bit bashed. I still expected it to work though. It fell apart as soon as I took it out of the box, it wouldn't focus properly and when you could get it to focus you couldn't see much through it anyway. I was going to give to my friends son as a toy to mess about with but I wasn't going to insult the lad by giving it to him. It went back in the box and sent back to the supplier for a refund. I expect much much better from Vivitar. Absolute rubbish. Do not buy it. Did I already say that? It only gets one star because I can't give it none. Once again, DO NOT BUY THIS SCOPE!
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Amazon.com: 4 reviews
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
This is the definition of "you get what you way for." 28 Jun 2010
By EMW - Published on Amazon.com
I had no idea that a spotting scope could be so bad. Believe me I have had some cheap binocs in my day and looked through some inexpensive spotters at gun shows etc. All of which looked pretty good. But this, this is a whole new level of awful optics. It never focuses and and has a milky haze. Also the edges of whatever you are looking at have a rainbow like edge to them kind of like looking at a 3D movie without the special glasses. Oh maybe that is what I am missing for these to work! In short you are better off with the 1987 plastic G.I.JOE spotter.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
What happened to Vivitar? 11 Mar 2011
By Tigerpaw - Published on Amazon.com
I purchased this scope because I wanted something inexpensive and functional. The name Vivitar sold it for me because I own several of their camera lenses that have lasted 20+ years. This scope is nothing but junk. I paid for cheap and got cheap. The view at 50 yards reminded me of a kaleidoscope with lots of colors and distortion. At 100 yards, forget it. Fortunately for me, the focus mechanism arrived broken (I was able to focus by pulling on the lens piece) so I was able to return it. I no longer trust the name Vivitar and I am shopping for something of better quality.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Piece of Junk 8 Jun 2012
By John Fetz - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the worst Piece of Junk the Relief is trash and blurry at all distances. I did not expect much but this scope is less than expected,,
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Cheap price for a reason 15 May 2014
By 06torridredgoatfl - Published on Amazon.com
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Scope is very hard to focus and locate target. Acquisition takes far to long and the tri pad is junk. In fact the whole purchase was just that
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