We make the world's best viewing binoculars, telescopes, and tower viewers
At Hi-Spy Viewing Machines we make the finest and most attractive coin and non-coin viewfinders (both binocular and telescope) in the world. We receive numerous compliments from around the globe regarding our Scandinavian designs; the eye-catching appearance of our product is a major appeal for users. Our robust, heavy-duty products are built to sustain intense usage, extreme weather and to a great extent, vandalism and other forms of abuse.
Hi-Spy Viewing Machines
Tried and True Design
We built our first viewfinder in 1991. For the first ten years we only built viewfinders for our own use. Since then we have installed thousands of binoculars, telescopes and tower viewers all over the globe. We have continued to operate our own machines and our many years of testing has taught us valuable lessons about our viewers.
Flexible Viewing Options
We now make standard model coin and non-coin telescopes and binoculars in different magnifications, as well as wheelchair (ADA) models, and the popular Dual models with two heads on one post. And in 2015 we are introducing a brand new model, the beautiful VistaViewer, a lighter viewfinder designed for the private residence or recreation property.
You will find the Hi-Spy Viewing Machines in outdoor or indoor locations, in public places or private homes.
Hi-Spy Viewing Machines makes the best viewer, and our binoculars and telescopes attract the most customers.
Credit-Card Reader Viewer
Just available. Our new 20XCCR model credit card reader viewer-plug-in version.
All the same great Hi-Spy features but now operating on a high-end brand credit card reader. No more coins to deal with. No coins to steal. Monies go into your account directly. This is a plug-in-the-wall version only. We are working on a battery-powered model with the expectation to release it in late 2022. For pricing email
US Based Sourcing
Do you require a U.S. - based sourcing or a U.S. - based supply of our viewers?
We can provide sales to you from our U.S. source.
Contact Rod @ 289-252-2019 or
Colorblind Corrective Lenses
Colorblind Corrective Lenses by Enchroma
Now available as options on all our models See Options page EnChroma Color Blind Lens Technology enables those with red-green color blindness to experience a broader spectrum of clear, vibrant color.
EnChroma and Pinnacle Scopes Offer Scenic Viewers Specially Modified for People with Color Blindness
– EnChroma Lenses Enable Access to Colorful Views for Those with Color Blindness –
Berkeley, CA & Cobourg ON, CN – December 9, 2021 – EnChroma – creators of glasses for color blindness – and Pinnacle Scopes, makers of Hi-Spy Viewing Machines – today announced a partnership that enables people with red-green color blindness to more fully experience the beauty of colors at national parks, scenic overlooks, nature preserves, viewing towers, zoos, boardwalks and other colorful settings.
“…the Scope is beautiful, it is really a work of art.” – Eli, Maine
“Thank you for providing me with such a fine quality machine at such an affordable price. Just goes to show you, when it comes to Quality Manufacturing you can still can’t beat North America!” – Steve, California
"Our Maritime Heritage Society purchased the Hi-Spy viewer a year ago and during that time we have had a most positive experience. Doing business with Hi-Spy was swift and easy; shipping the unit across the country was a breeze; the viewer looks great and has been maintenance-free and what's more - it's a real revenue generator!" – “Thanks Hi-Spy!"
"Received scope on Tuesday. It is wonderful. Thank you again for all your help, it is great quality and a beautiful piece". – Purchaser in Missouri
"Our viewer is excellent. As opposed to being a donation to the community's waterfront, it's turning out to be a nice little revenue generator." – British Columbia, Canada
"The optics are excellent. The viewer is a real work of craftsmanship … very impressive to finally see one for the first time." – Claude
"After servicing, our viewer works as it did 13 years ago! What a testament to the quality of this viewer.Your customer service and communication have been outstanding!" - Rosie, California
"Thank you for a wonderful Viewer! It works perfectly and the construction and materials are superb! A very pleasurable order and delivery process." - Scott, WI