Reviews and Problems with Celestron Ultima 80 - 45°
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Not the brightest or sharpest
Kim, B&H Photo
5 days ago
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. An 80mm ED telescope that i had for comparison, even though same aperture, gives me sharper and brighter images. Far more expensive obviously but sets the gold standard.
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.
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. The sharpness was fantastic and had very good low light performance. Even at full magnification, the image was more than acceptable.
Excerpt: This spotting scope is extremely bright, clear, the definition is awesome, and it's easy to focus! It out performed other brands of scopes at higher, to much higher price points! I could easily see 22 cal. bullet holes at 200 yards and 30 cal. holes at 300 yards in the black areas of a target, and it was an overcast day! I am confident that I could see 30 cal. holes at 400 yards and more, if I find a rifle range that offers that and longer distances.
Excerpt: I use this for taking pictures of mountaintops from my house, and of the moon at night. A sturdy tripod and cable release are a must, as even the movement of the shutter taking the picture causes some movement.
Excerpt: This is a great scope for the price. Decent eye relief. Had a chance to test it out at 60x magnification looking at the moon. The image was really sharp at 60x magnification. I can only give it 3 stars because of the poor quality control by Celestron. The words "Celestron Ultima 80" was upside down on my scope. I did not bother to return it since it doesn't affect the scope.
Excerpt: I am upgrading from a Simmons 20-60x60mm that I bought from @. Much better scope! I will be using this in Yellowstone for watching wolves and bears at great distances. I've tested it already and it has a great eyepiece, very bright and clear, and easy to focus. It does get some vignetting at 60x but nothing that is a problem. I will update when I get back from my trip in June.