The angled viewing Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit from Celestron features a prismatic spotting scope with an 80mm objective.
All models in the Ultima line are mated to an eyepiece and render views
which are both right side up and laterally correct to the world, making
them good for both terrestrial and celestial observing. All Ultimas are
waterproof, making them more robust than ever before. Celestron surely
is delivering exceptional value.
The Ultima line offers the
choice between 45° angled viewing or straight viewing. Most users will
prefer angled scopes because they are both simple to use for birds
perched high above the viewer, as well as easily shared among users of
differing heights. But some will prefer the straight viewing models,
for these are much easier to use when hunting down the object of
interest in the first place. Straight viewing models are also usually a
bit lighter, brighter, and less expensive. The choice is yours.
Celestron products include their "No Fault" warranty coverage, which
assures that your spotting scope will be repaired or replaced at
Celestron's option for as long as you own tit, no questions asked! The
only requirements on the user's end are to ship the spotting scope (at the user's cost)
to Celestron, with proof of purchase and a check or money order for $25
to cover the costs of inspection, shipping and handling. This warranty
service is valid only for USA and Candadian citizens purchasing from an
authorized Celestron dealer.
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Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit (Angled Viewing)
I just purchased a Celestron Ultima 80, 20-60X80 spotting scope. In fact the
scope arrived yesterday so I had to take it to the range to try it out this
morning. I have one word to describe this spotting scope AWESOME!
been shooting for over 40 years and have had a lot of spotting scopes. My
favorite that I used for most of those years was a Kowa TSN2 which is a 25X with
an 80mm objective. Unfortunately that scope was stolen a couple of years ago.
Now that I am semi retired I couldn't afford another Kowa ($800) so I started
Some I bought and returned and some I used at the
riflerange belonging to others. My prime objective was to be able to see .17
caliber holes at 100 yards and 22 holes at 200. I read the review of spotting
scopes in sniper country and bought the Bushnell Spacemaster they recommended,
it could see the 17 holes but it was a little fuzzy and difficult to focus on
them. Unusable were Burris, Simmons, Leupold (several models) and a few others.
The best that I found was a Yukon 6-100X100 so I bought it and used it for a
year or so. Then I started reading on these forums about people using the
Celestron C90s and I tried one at a benchrest match a couple of months ago and
it was very good using the 30X and 45X eyepieces. But the C90 is kind of funny
looking and looks a little fragile. Then I read about the Celestron Ultima 80
and 100 so I decided to buy the 80. Well it arrived at a cost of $229.95
As stated I took it to the range this morning. It is a bright
clear day so don't have an impression of it on an overcast day. Tried it at 50,
100 and 200 yards viewing 17 caliber holes, at all the ranges I could see them
clearly and was able to focus on them very easily even at 60X. Hate to compare
it to a Kowa but it sure seems clearer maybe not if they were side by side
but..... This thing is bright clear, a third of a turn moves from 20-60X, easily
focused, to me unbelievable. It is rather large and heavy but I don't care about
that and the construction and quality is very good to excellent. It is the best
spotting scope that I have ever looked through and I have seen a bunch. The only
negative is that it is not waterproof but it comes with a nice protective vinyl
case. The Celestron Ultima 100 or their ED version must be out of this world!!