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Bushnell Elite 20-60x80 ED Glass 45 Deg. Angled Spotting Scope 788045 is currently on sale with fast shipping. Plus your total satisfaction is guaranteed when you purchase Bushnell Elite 20-60x80 ED Glass 45 Deg. Angled Spotting Scope 788045 and other Spotting Scopes by Bushnell.

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Average Ratings
Overall rating
4.7 / 5
Easy To Set Up 4.9 / 5
Usability 5.0 / 5
Features 4.8 / 5
Value for your money 4.8 / 5
Meets expectations 4.5 / 5

Great Value for Money

Product Ratings
Overall rating
5 / 5
Easy To Set Up 5 / 5
Features 5 / 5
Meets expectations 4 / 5
Usability 5 / 5
Value for your money 5 / 5

Author: Geert van de Wiel {!} , I am a biologist and safari guide, currently residing in the Netherlands, but generally take my clients to South Africa for wildlife viewing, from Wageningen, The Netherlands on Oct 4, 2009
Pros:  Superb optics in the 20 - 40x range
Cons:  optical quality drops after 40x range
Would recommend:  yes

Geert van de Wiel wrote:

This is a great scope, and competitively priced. Optical quality is outstanding, especially given the not too expensive price. Optical quality seems to drop considerably when you magnify to 60 times, but is still very acceptable. Lets put it this way: If you look at a cheetah with 20 times magnification, you'll be amazed by the clarity of the image, if you magnify to 60 times, this clarity is reduced, but it still gives you a very good view of the animal. For a scope in this price range you cannot expect to have excellent clarity throughout the magnification range as you would for example have with a Swarovski. I am very satisfied with the scope and think it is excellent value for money. It has an optional eyepiece so one can mound it to a (digital) SLR camera. This works very well with my Nikon D80, and turns the scope in a 1000(!) mm lens with a maximum aperture of F11. This means that it is only of much use in bright light conditions and mounted on a tripod. Low light conditions require a slower shutter speed, to the point that you cannot possibly produce a nice sharp photo. In bright light conditions it work okay though, especially to take close up shots of items less than 10 m. away from you. Please bear in mind that the scope will have to be manually focussed, and you will have to set the shutter speed of the camera yourself. In other words, you cannot use it on a camera set on 'automatic'. But which self-respecting photographer does not shoot in 'manual'?

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