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Celestron-ultima-100-45.22526524
9.0 out of 10

Celestron Ultima 100- 45

Optical Design : Refractor Aperture : 100 mm (3.94 in) Focal Len Read more

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Overall 2
2.0

Extremely disappointed image quality!

VitaminX, B&H Photo
21 November 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent product/purchase/price

Shermn8r, B&H Photo
9 May 2014
  • 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
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

great digiscope

leisuresuit birder, B&H Photo
19 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this product to go birding and take digiscoping photos with my micro 4/3. It works quite well. Of course there are much more expensive models but this gets the job done.
  • Pros: Adequate Power, Can Be Used To View Night, Clear , Easy To Adjust, Easy To Install, Rugged, Solid, Waterproof
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 6
6.0

Adequate - Made In China

Crossfire, B&H Photo
2 December 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sharp images

Carmel, B&H Photo
22 May 2013
  • Excerpt: I use this scope primarily for whale watch along the shore line. Even at 67x, the images are sharp and bright. For the price, I highly recommend.
  • Pros: Clear
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Overall 10
10

Great value for money

Bryllers, B&H Photo
21 March 2013
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

Excellent for the money

Ñeca, B&H Photo
18 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Very bright and solid made
  • Pros: Accurate, Clear , Easy To Adjust
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Overall 8
8.0

Good scope for the money

Bill McGrath, B&H Photo
7 February 2013
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Good to have for my Cannon SLR

eagle eye, B&H Photo
18 July 2012
  • 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.
  • Pros: Bright Eyepiece, Nice optics, Strong Magnification
  • Cons: No cons
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice starter scope

JBoyd, B&H Photo
15 July 2012
  • Excerpt: This is my first spotting scope. It has really great clarity till you get out to its max zoom, then its a littly fuzzy, but all in all it's a really nice scope for the price.
  • Pros: Accurate, Adequate Power, Clear , Easy To Adjust, Easy To Install, Rugged
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