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Celestron Ultima 80 Spotting Scope w/ 20-60x Zoom Eyepiece & Tripod
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Most Helpful Positive Review Serviceable Scope - Found Another Use For Tripod
Ignore the tripod the scope alone is worth the price you are paying for the...
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Most Helpful Negative Review Not very good at 200 yards and tripod...well, read on.
This scope works well out to 100 yards, delivering a crisp, bright image th...
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spotting scope with tripod

by deadeye, from United States, AZ Written on March 10, 2015
In wind it was real tough to use. It was bouncing all over the place. The scope is fine and clear enough but the tripod is flimsy. I kept tightening the adjustments trying to remove the tripod shake until the plastic broke out. But with a hose clamp and super glue I it fixed it. Remember buy cheap, get cheap. Trashed the tripod bought a metal one....
Pros:
  • Cheap!
Cons:
  • cheap tripod
Best Used for:
  • Shooting EVERYTHING!
Would recommend: No
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NICE SCOPE!

by ronald, from United States, AZ Written on February 27, 2015
Very nice scope, ty very much, took it out and took a land mark over a 1/4 mile away and was very impressed with the magnification, it was easy to set up, the tripod with the level built in was a nice added touch, i liked the fact the tripod was sectional, and that there is a hook underneath for a plumb bob, ty again, Ronald hafer...
Would recommend: Yes
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great bang for the buck

by dski, from United States, UT Written on February 22, 2015
Nice spotting scope for the money. Great deal with the tripod included. I personally use a heavier tripod with it but nice to have the extra one. Need to get an extra hard case for storage.

Bang for the buck is spot on....
Would recommend: Yes
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Celestron Ultima 80 Spotting Scpoe

by Roy, from United States, ND Written on February 12, 2015
I haven't had a real chance to use my Celestron yet, but for what I have it works very well. I really like the 45 degree till to the eye piece. There is no more kink in my neck. And the adjustment for the power is as stated, very quick and easy. As for clearity goes I think it will be good. I can read license plates at over 350 yards. I can hardly wait to try it on targets at much greater ranges. Its been to cold for any real test but I am sure this Celestron Ultima well very well....
Would recommend: Yes
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Very Good For The Rang

by Unimportant, from United States, MI Written on February 8, 2015
I wanted to use this scope at the range before writing a review. I could easily see my target at 100yds on the lowest power. The tripod is sufficient. The other tripods I have cost $20 or less. Even though this one is much better than the others I have, a more rigid one would be nice someday. My spotting scope has no trouble. It focuses well and the overall feel and quality are more than I expected at this price.

I rated this at 5 because I felt it was better than expected for the price.

I checked the higest power setting at home. I used the scope to see nail heads in houses that I know are over 300 yds away. Having the simple tubular sight to get region of interest within scope's field of view is very useful.

Lastly, the only time I had to return an item to optics planet it was very easy with no hassle. If i didn't like the scope for some reason i was not worried about making a return....
Would recommend: Yes
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GOOD TO A POINT

by PRFJR, from United States, FL Written on December 29, 2014
AT 400 YARDS OUT ITS DIFFICULT TO VIEW AT 60X TARGET PLACEMENT THE FIELD OF VIEW GETS DARK AND SMALL AND IF 200 YARDS IS ALL YOU NEED THEN THIS IS AN IMPRESSIVE PRODUCT WITH ALL IT COMES WITH; CARRYING CASES FOR SCOPE EYE PIECE AND TRI-POD AND ITS EASY TO USE...
Would recommend: Yes
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Spotting scope

by deadeyegv, from United States, CA Written on September 30, 2014
I bought this to use during my high power rifle activities. It is exactly as advertized and a great bargain for the features. I use a different stand for shooting but the included tripod works well for "star gazing"...
Would recommend: Yes
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Third times a charm

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on June 16, 2014
After sending back two scopes this one finally meets the grade for price and optics. Best optics of the chinese scopes I've tried. It's a big sucker, but i won't be lugging it around much. You do have to glue your eye to the eye piece. The Redfield and Simmons were shameful for optic quality. I'm keeping this one.
Pros: Good optics, good construction, holds focus
Cons: Heavy, poor eye relief, a little color fringing ...
Would recommend: Yes
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Not very good at 200 yards and tripod...well, read on.

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on August 12, 2013
This scope works well out to 100 yards, delivering a crisp, bright image that allows easy spotting of small diameter rounds. However, at 200 yards, I needed maximum magnification (60X) and the image was quite gray and it was tough to see small diameter hits on the target. I still gave this a recommend as I believe it will work very well for those who only wish to shoot out to 200 yards, with a tripod modification.
The tripod: This tripod is suitable for cameras. It is not suitable for use at a range. The scope vibrated from muzzle blasts, even when the scope was moved away. I think the scope, even with loss of light gathering, might be acceptable at 200 yards if it is mounted to an actual rigid tripod. Celestron is harming an OK scope by providing s lousy tripod with it.
Pros: excellent up to 100 yards
Cons: marked loss of light gathering at 200 yards, tripod is unacceptable...
Would recommend: Yes
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Works great at the shooting range.

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, AZ Written on August 12, 2013
I research extensively prior to buying the Celestron Ultima. Considering price, features, and functions I feel I made the right choice' plus you can't go wrong purchasing from Optics Planet.
I knew it was the correct choice when I set it up as soon as it arrived and could spot pigeon poop on a neighbors roof at about 250 yards.
Seriously; I will use this 90% of the time for target shooting. Just for grins I printed off some paper targets at home for real test (I normally use Shoot 'N 'Cs). No problem seeing my hits on the home made targets at 200 yds. with a .556 caliber. I will pay for this scope in the target cost savings!
Many reviews knocked the tri-pod but I found it to be user friendly and adequate for my purposes; just don't hang from it!
I know I made the right choice for my purposes by purchasing the Celestron Ultima!
Pros: Easy object acquisition and focusing.
Cons: Slightly large for backpacking....
Would recommend: Yes
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