Scopes’n’Skies is a family-run company specializing in hobby and sports optics — including binoculars, spotting scopes and astronomy telescopes, as well as a wide range of accessories. Keen bird-watchers and astronomers ourselves, we’ve learnt the hard way how vital good equipment and accessories are in the enjoyment of these activities. In astronomy we found early on that great views are more commonly dependent on the quality of the eyepieces and other optical accessories, than on the optics of the main instrument. However, all too often we have found ourselves disappointed by the way essential accessories are marketed in the UK — most retailers seem to be more interested in overwhelming you with an oversized product range, rather than offering you products to maximise the value and enjoyment of your particular scope. If you’re a seasoned expert you may be able to cope with this and make informed choices, but to the novice it can be quite intimidating. We know — we were there once! In bird-watching we noted the often excessive prices that some companies have levied on a poorly informed public, who have been forced to buy over-marketed brand names rather than the proper articles of technical performance at more realistic prices.
Not surprisingly, we stock many of the products that we have found useful ourselves at one time or another. We have a growing range of branded and own-brand products that have been carefully selected from UK and overseas manufacturers to give maximum performance at an affordable price. Unlike other companies that try to sell every birding and astronomy product under the sun, by specialising in good quality products at realistic, modern prices we maximise our investment potential and are able to offer wildlife and astronomy lovers great value across a narrower, but carefully selected, range of vital products.
It’s a popular notion for companies large and small these days to declare their ‘mission statement’. We think ours is quite simple: we try to provide the best-performing optics and accessories at the best value in the UK market.
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Your Scopes’n’Skies team