Attach your spotting scope to a sturdy tripod to achieve clear, sharp images. The scope has a rotating tripod mounting collar. Loosen the tripod collar and twist the scope to the desired position, then tighten clockwise to secure the scope in place.
Eye Cup Adjustment
Use without eyeglasses: turn the eyecup anticlockwise until it stops.
Use with eyeglasses: turn the eyecup clockwise
until it stops.
If you experience glare or lens flare due to the angle and direction of the sun extend the sunshade. A sighting guide is moulded into the lens shade rubber to aid in locating your subject and bringing it into the field of view. The location of the sighting guide can be changed by simply rotating the lens shade.
Changing the Magnification
Increase magnification by turning the adjustment ring to the right (clockwise).
Decrease magnification by turning the adjustment ring to the left (anticlockwise).
To focus the spotting scope, slowly rotate the focus wheel until the image in the eyepiece is clear and sharp.
Maintenance & Care
Remove any dust on the lenses with a soft lens brush. To remove any dirt or finger prints, clean with the supplied micro-fibre cloth rubbing in a circular motion. Use of a coarse cloth or unnecessary rubbing may scratch the lens surface and will eventually cause permanent damage. The included washable microfiber cleaning cloth is ideal for routine cleaning. Simply breathe lightly on the lens to provide a slight amount of moisture, then gently rub the lens with the microfiber cloth. For a more thorough cleaning we recommend the use of a lens/optics cleaning kit available at most photo or optical shops. Additionally photographic lens cleaning fluid or isopropyl alcohol may be used. Always apply the fluid to the cleaning cloth – never directly on the lens. The housing is best cleansed with a soft, moist cloth (don’t use the lens-cleaning cloth).
Please protect your spotting scope from jolts and jars and do not force any of the moving parts beyond their limits. Protect the optics of your spotting scope by applying all lens caps when not in use. You should also store your spotting scope in a well-ventilated and dark place. A wet spotting scope should be dried
When storing for an extended period of time, place the spotting scope in a plastic bag or airtight container with a desiccant.
PRAKTICA grant a worldwide warranty of 25 years from the date of purchase in accordance with the following conditions:
If defects in material and/or workmanship appear, we will take over material costs for the entire warranty period. We reserve the right in such instances to repair or replace the instrument or the defective part at our discretion. During the first five years we will take over the costs for materials and work. This guarantee in no way limits the statutory warranty obligations. In the event that products are updated, we reserve the right to repair defective instruments or to replace them with those of equal value.
We undertake no liability for repairs carried out by a repair shop which has not been authorized by us, nor for damages caused by improper use, nor for direct or indirect damages brought about by defects on the instrument. In addition, all parts are excluded from the warranty which are subject to natural wear, such as eye cups, carry straps, cases, armouring, etc.