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Introducing Nikon Spotter XL II
-- a compact, lightweight spotting scope for bird watching

August 22, 2003

Nikon Vision Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Nikon Corporation, is proud to announce the compact, lightweight Nikon Spotting Scope Spotter XL II, a highly portable scope that makes it easier than ever to enjoy bird watching.

Development background

Nikon Fieldscopes boast a long and solid reputation as the premier instruments for observing birds over great distances, such as lakes, tidal flats and plains.
Our new Spotter XL II is a general-use model in the Nikon Fieldscope line. A 16-48x magnification zoom eyepiece has enabled us to make this spotting scope particularly compact and lightweight. To increase light penetration and ensure a brighter, clearer view, all lenses and the prism have been multilayer coated, and the prism also offers phase-correction-coating. Rugged waterproofing and a shock-resistant, rubber-armoured body make it a remarkably durable scope under even the most challenging conditions.
This is an entry-level Nikon Fieldscope model, designed to enhance the nature watching experience, including birdwatching.

Spotting Scope XL II Features

  • Waterproof (up to 2m/6.6 ft. for 5 minutes) and fog-free with nitrogen gas
  • Phase-correction-coated roof prism for superior resolution
  • All lenses and prisms are multilayer coated for brighter images
  • Long eye relief (19mm)
  • Built-in type slide hood
  • Peep sight on the hood
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Rubber armouring


Magnification 16-48x
Objective diameter 60mm
Angular field of view (Real) 2.3 ° (at 16x)
Angular field of view (Apparent) 36.8 ° (at 16x)
Field of view at 1,000m (approx.) 40m (at 16x)
Exit pupil 3.8mm (at 16x)
Relative brightness 14.4 (at 16x)
Eye relief 19.0mm (at 16x)
Close focusing distance 10.0m
Weight 885g
Length 313mm
Width 74mm

  • The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.