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Celestron Ultima 80 - 45°
8.7 out of 10

Celestron Ultima 80 - 45°

Optical Design : Refractor Aperture : 80 mm (3.15 in) Focal Leng Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Celestron Ultima 80 - 45°

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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed

GaryC, B&H Photo
4 June 2015
  • Excerpt: Scope purchased for bird and nature watching. The eye relief is poor, especially at zoom. Instructions say that a DSLR camera can be attached directly to the eyepiece with a t-adapter. I attached my Nikon D3300 and there was major vignetting at low power.
  • Cons: Department Store Quality, Poor eye relief
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Overall 6
6.0

Mediocre Quality

GaryC, B&H Photo
24 May 2015
  • Excerpt: Purchased this scope for nature watching and digiscoping. Can't use it for either. The eye relief is poor, making it difficult to see the full view without pushing your eye against the eyepiece. I attached a Nikon D3300 camera to the T-threds and there is bad vignetting at 20-30 power.
  • Pros: Bright Eyepiece
  • Cons: Cheap Plastic Parts, Chromatic aberration, No Lens Shade, Not Good For Digiscoping, Poor eye relief
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Overall 8
8.0

Good scope but no second eye piece

Dedy, B&H Photo
29 March 2015
  • Excerpt: I use it for tracing sport events.
  • Pros: Bright Eyepiece, Strong Magnification
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Overall 6
6.0

Buy With Caution

Ken, B&H Photo
1 March 2015
  • Excerpt: This scope has pretty good glass. Very sharp at 20x to 30x but decreases significantly above 40x. Still acceptable for shooting out to 200 yards. But be warned and remember the tripod attaching lug on this scope does not rotate and you will have to use a tripod with a 3-way panhead in order to set...
  • Pros: Easy to focus
  • Cons: Heavy, Unsteady
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Overall 6
6.0

Buy With Caution

Ken, B&H Photo
21 February 2015
  • Excerpt: This is a good scope for general spotting use; however, be warned that the mounting lug does not rotate. You will have to use this scope with a 3-way pan tripod if you want different viewing angles (such as when seated at the firing range).
  • Pros: Very Good To 200 Yards
  • Cons: Heavy, Poorly Illuminated
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Overall 10
10

Beginning Digi-scoping User

EMS, B&H Photo
27 January 2015
  • Excerpt: This scope works well with my camera and I am pleased with it's performance.
  • Pros: Bright Eyepiece, Sensitivity Controls, Strong Magnification
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Overall 8
8.0

Not the brightest or sharpest

Kim, B&H Photo
24 January 2015
  • Excerpt: For the price its ok. It'll give you plenty of magnification. Sharp at 20-30x but field of view is lousy. 40-60x is not so sharp but at least wider fov. Not parfocal so have to refocus after zoom. For an 80mm its pretty dim. Probably cheap prism and or coatings.
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Overall 10
10

Wonderful Spotting Scope

dandreassen, B&H Photo
30 December 2014
  • Excerpt: This scope is great for uses such as wildlfie and or landscape views. It is easy to set up and provides a high quality view your scenery. I would reccomend this scope for the first time viewer as you can not go wrong with the quality and service of B&H.
  • Pros: Sensitivity Controls, Strong Magnification
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Overall 10
10

Works perfectly

TeeJay, B&H Photo
25 November 2014
  • Excerpt: This is an update from earlier. I bought this scope to replace a Simmons 20-60x60, and can't believe how much better this one is. I used it extensively in June in Yellowstone National Park for viewing wolves and grizzly bears, some at over 2 miles away.
  • Pros: Bright Eyepiece, Excellent sharpness, Low Light Performance, Strong Magnification
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Overall 10
10

nice scope

john, B&H Photo
2 November 2014
  • Excerpt: pretty good scope for the price, i bought it for target practice, so far it's not bad at 200 yards.
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