Depends on the intended use and personal preference as stated. I prefer angled when I am shooting prone and using the spotting scope to read the wind. I prefer straight when I am sitting or standing while spotting for someone else (easier on your neck if adjusted properly).
One of them has it. Might be Swaro.The first company to make a spotting scope that has an adjustable eyepiece to work either straight OR angled in one scope is going to make a fortune, lol!
One of them has it. Might be Swaro.
You buy the objective unit than you have a choice of a straight end with eyepiece or an angled end with eyepiece. I think they also just came out with and ocular end that has an angled binocular eyepiece which would be sweet for using in a stationary position but a little bulky for packing or chasing game from ridge to ridge.
You need to have the tripod setup so you're standing/sitting in a natural position while looking straight down range. Think of it as adjusting the scope to line up with your line of sight, rather than adjusting your line of sight to the scope.I thought angled is easier on my neck when I look down.
what's the trick to make it more comfy for the straight ones?
I could see imagine the joint could be made to rotate the issue would be can you have a mirror that works when at the offset position of 45 degrees than doesnt interfere with things when you are in the straight scope mode.Sounds like a start in the right direction but you'd have to buy both ends to have the choice. Being a Swaro, I'm pretty sure that would be a very expensive proposition! I was thinking more along the lines of one scope that you could rotate the ocular to a straight or angled orientation. It'll probably never happen but it sure would satisfy everyone's needs in one unit!