I've been looking at buying a small, lightweight spotting scopt. The two smallest waterproof scopes I've found are:
Leupold 10-20x40 Gold Ring Compact Spotting Scope
Nikon Fieldscope ED 13-30X50
The Leupold sells for @$350.00 and weighs about 16 oz. The Nikon sells for @ $700.00 and weighs a couple ounces more. The Leupold is rubber armoured. The Nikon is not (it was apparently designed with birders not hunters in mind.)
Anyone have any experience with these scopes? Any opinions as to quality of the optics?