Are prism scopes worth it?--Calypso 1x30 & 3x32 Prism Scope Test Review
Prism scopes have become more frequently used in recent years in many close range rapid shooting situations. To an extent, prism scope is the combination of Red dot sight and traditional optical scope. It’s ultra-compact size with some magnification contributes to its popularity. And you can get on your target very fast with it which is particularly evident in scenarios such as CQB.
Some people will question the usefulness of prismatic sights, are prism scopes really worth it? This time let's check the performance of prism scope to see whether it is worth or not!
The product under review is Vector Optics calypso 1x30 & 3x32 prism scope.
(Click to get more information: https://vector2007.com/search?type=product&q=calypso* )
What is a prism scope?
The following picture shows the internal structure of a prism scope, which, as the name implies, transmits images through prisms.
How do prism optics work?
The light enters through the objective lens, refracts by the prism, and then passes through the ocular lens to be received by our eyes.Prism optics system allows the more compact size, so prism scope is often lighter and smaller than traditional optical scopes.
What is a 1x prism scope?
Almost all prism scopes are fixed magnification, the magnification is generally lower, like 1X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 7X, depending on the choice of magnification, can be applied to different range. A 1x prism scope means the magnification is 1x.
Why we need a 1x prism scope?
The biggest advantage of 1x prism scope is quick search and quick aim. We can keep both eyes open while using a 1x prism scope. By the way, the image we see through a 1x prism scope is much clearer than we see through our naked eyes.
How to zero a prism scope?
Zero a prism scope is same as zero an optical scope.
Take calypso as an example, take off the turret cap,
use the plastic wrench can easily adjust the elevation and windage.
After having a basic understanding of prism scope let's check the basic parameters of Vector Optics calypso prism scope!
The image quality of the Calypso prism scope is no less than that of a conventional optical scope. Distortion free,edge-to-edge, no heavy dark ring.
As usual, we tested the Calypso for three features: anti-fog, shockproof, and parallax.
Let’s go on to check!
How to know Calypso’ fog proof and N₂filled ?
How to know Calypso’ parallax performance?
How to know whether it will survive after rigorous use?
Device：Impact Shock Test Device
Put it back on the collimator, Calypso is still working and the reticle center still coincide with the center of the collimator.
All the above are the review of Calypso prism scope. Regardless of the fixed magnification and limited eye relief, prism scope can be seen as an ideal option for carbines because of the compact size, precise reticle, and two-eye-open features.
Currently Calypso 1x30 and 3x32 are available on Vector Optics official online store, click the link to place the order→ https://vector2007.com/search?type=product&q=Calypos*
Also, Vector Optics is about to launch the new prism scope, shorter length and more compact size, please stay tuned if interested!
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