Excerpt: The one star rating is not given to B&H. The service of B&H is second to none. Looking for a spotting scope for a while. After reading some reviews, I purchased the Ultima-100. Thanks to the great service of B&H, package arrived in 3 days. To my surprise, the image of the scope is far from acceptable. The sharpest image at the lowest magnification I could get is still blurred, even at the center of the viewing field. The image is even worse when zoomed in.
Excerpt: Happy with this purchase; I primarily use it for birding and astrology viewing. I have attached a Canon 70D and have gotten some great shots of the moon and Jupiter. I like the clarity of the lens...it does fuzz out at max zoom but rarely need to max it. It focuses very quickly but does require a sturdy tripod...no cheap wannabe for this baby. I can read the expiration tag on a vehicle license plate at 400+ yards.
Pros: Accurate, Adequate Power, Clear , Easy To Adjust, Easy To Install, Rugged
Excerpt: Chose this Canadian scope over an Italian Brand. I read a lot of reviews. It was to replace a cheap chinese scope (Saxon) that I was using. The scope arrived - works well but was not as good as I had expected after the reviews I had read. An it is still MADE IN CHINA. I would like to physically compare scopes - because this is not an objective review. I am a photographer - used to looking through ED Glass - so it is a toy compared to those optics and priced accordingly.
Excerpt: This scope was purchased to watch whales, shipping etc. from our living room.Our home is near Byron Bay, N S W Australia, and is set back from the coastline about a mile on a hill and therefore we need a reasonably powerful scope to see things effectively. We are very happy with its performance (which we need at full zoom), especially with the 100mm lens.With this type of use it is absolutely necessary to have it mounted on a good tripod, which we have.Altogether, great...
Pros: Accurate, Adequate Power, Clear , Easy To Adjust, Easy To Install
Excerpt: I use this as a terrestrial telescope with some casual astronomical observing thrown in. I've owned some large, expensive telescopes, so I was curious how a sub-$ scope would do. The answer is: more than adequately. Yeah, the image starts to get a little fuzzy at the highest magnification, but it's still pretty good. Atmospheric shimmer is a bigger problem.
Pros: Adequate Power, Clear , Easy To Adjust, Easy To Install
Excerpt: I'm using it for a month now. I'm enjoying nature watch and digi scoping with it. Before I buy this one, I had Regal 100. I expected Regal 100 is much better than Ultima 100 but I couldn't find any big differences with my eye and Cannon 50D. Picture was great with max zoon than I expected. I'm planning to buy 105mm circular polarized filter for better picture images in daytime.