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Celestron Ultima 65 Water Proof Spotting Scope with Angled 18-55x Zoom Eyepiece - Angle image
 
(based on 2 ratings)
Brand: Celestron
Located in: Binoculars & Telescopes
Celestron Ultima 65 Water Proof Spotting Scope with Angled 18-55x Zoom Eyepiece - Angle
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
5 stars
(based on 2 reviews)
 
Great value, would purchase the 100 next
By M&M Wolf Watcher from Twin Cities on 8/17/2010
Pros:
Compact, Strong Construction
Cons:
Beginners need practice, Poor dust cap
Best Uses:
Bird Watching, Hiking/Backpacking, Hunting, Spotting Game, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual/ Recreational
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Celestron Celestron Ultima 65 Water Proof Spotting Scope with Angled 18-55x Zoom Eyepiece - Angle:

Made many friends at Yellowstone National Park sharing the view with this scope. Binoculars can't compare if you want to see the wolves, bears, elk, etc. You do not need an expensive scope.
The dust cap was worthless and broke immediately(are you listening Celestron?). However, a Penn tennis ball can cover with a Sima brand cap keeper works just fine. I plan to purchase the 80 or 100 for next Yellowstone trip.

 
Very good scope for the money.
By CharlesVerified Purchaser from San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles on 6/5/2010
Pros:
Accurate, Compact, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Bird Watching, Bright Conditions
Describe Yourself:
Casual/ Recreational
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Celestron Celestron Ultima 65 Water Proof Spotting Scope with Angled 18-55x Zoom Eyepiece - Angle:

1. Chromatic aberations are not noticeable most of the time, even at higher magnifications.
2. 40x to 55x magnificaton is useful, with only a small amount of image softening.
3. Dimming at both higher magnification and low light is just a consequence of physics, not the scope, so no added comment here.
4. No eyepiece lens cap. I substituted the eyepiece insertion hole cover for the cap, but it fits loosely and falls off easily.
5. Focus and magnification adjustments are smooth and easy.
6. Eye relief is good without glasses. Havn't tried it with glasses I always take them off.
7. I tried a few hand held 'digiscoping' shots with my Canon A720 camera and got useful images with the camera at about 4X with noticeable chromatic edges, but I need a fixed camera mount and much more time to experiment.
8. The scope does not have the top end technology of the best scopes, but it would cost a lot more money to get a small increase in viewing quality, and I am the type of person who would worry too much about an expensive scope when I'm using it instead of having fun.

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