Phone Skope Goes to Alaska

By Luke Moffat, Rokslide Staff

If you have ever tried lining up your camera through a spotting scope by hand, you know how hard it is to get a good picture. Trying to compose a photo that has the subject lined up through the spotter, that's in focus, and has minimal vignetting can be a tremendous challenge.


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 The Promaster XC525c vs the Slik 624

Backcoukntry Tripods: Slik 624 vs Promaster XC525C

By Brock Akers, Rokslide Moderator

These are two very popular tripods on the market today. Both carbon fiber and both priced relatively close. I decided to put them head to head to see to what they were all about and if there was definite better choice between the two. Here's my list of specifics that I wanted to compare:


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Phone Skope Review

by Jared Bloomgren, Rokslide Prostaff

Phone Skope is nothing new in the industry and has become the leader in marrying up your smart phone/tablet to your spotter. I had the chance to test one for the first time this last fall. I was excited to see if the product lived up to all the hype.

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Swarovski X5 3.5-18x50 Scope Review

Ryan Avery, Rokslide Co-Owner

If you talk with long range hunters very much, you will inevitably end up debating which scope is the best. While everyone will have an opinion, one thing we all will agree on is that if your scope does not dial correctly, then nothing else really matters.

When I found out Swarovski Optik was releasing a long range scope, I called and talked to my go-to Swarovski man, Rob Lancelloti, Public Relations Associate. I asked him A LOT of questions. He told me what he could, and promised me that I would have one in my hands for my upcoming fall hunts. In the meantime, he sent me some additional information on it, which I was all to happy to read.


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