This is an excellent spotting scope for the money. I am using it mostly for birding. The photo above was just taken with my cell phone held up to the eyepiece. I recommend using this scope with a sturdy tripod. My tripod is a SLIK 330DX-B that came with an SH-705E head. When viewing at home I use a gallon jug of water below the tripod for additional stability although this tripod performs well enough without it using this weight of scope.
I like the feel of the Celestron Ultima 80. The focusing is easy and very smooth. They are easy to reach in a natural feel. I bought the straight scope because most of what I look at is on the level or nearly so. Most of the birds I am seeing are rather close to the house, within 25 yards. I see much more detail and light gathering than I did with me binoculars.
The accessories included with the scope could be better quality. The soft case that came with mine is very light weight plastic so I am not expecting that to hold up on hiking trips. It is handy that it opens at both ends to use in a snow storm I guess since the scope itself is waterproof anyway.
I took about 2 weeks to thoroughly research scopes before deciding on this one. I have used a few other scopes borrowed from friends and this one certainly tops anything I have used before. At $185 +- it is a good value. I'm just getting into birding and I can view anywhere on my back two acres to be very efficient for that. You do get what you pay for but unless you have some specific need for very high optics, save your money and buy this one.
|商品尺寸||48.26 x 20.32 x 17.78 cm; 2.27 公斤|
|包装清单||Soft Carrying Case, 20-60x zoom Eyepiece,|