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Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit

B&H # CEU80 Mfr # 52250
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You Pay: $160.90
Product Highlights
  • Waterproof
  • Angled Viewing
  • 20-60x Wide Angle Zoom Eyepiece
  • 40-60° Apparent Field of View

Celestron manufactures the Ultima line of prismatic spotting scopes in 65mm, 80mm & 100mm varietals to suit your needs.  The larger two can also be had with ED (extra-low dispersion) glass elements, an expensive product which produces a marked improvement in the color fidelity, resolution and edge delineation of the scope's imagery.  All the Ultima line are mated to an eyepiece and render views which are both rightside up and laterally correct to the world, making them good for both terrestrial and celestial observing.  All Ultimas are waterproof, making them more robust than ever before.  Celestron surely is delivering exceptional value.

The Ultimas now offer the choice between 45° angled viewing or straight viewing as you prefer.  Most users will prefer angled scopes because they are both simple to use for birds perched high above the viewer as well as easily simultaneously shared amongst users of differing heights.  But some will prefer the straight viewing models, for these are much easier to use when hunting down the object of interest in the first place.  Straight viewing models are also usually a bit lighter, brighter and less expensive.  The choice is yours.

Certain Celestron products include their wonderful "No Fault" warranty coverage, which assures that your binoculars will be repaired or replaced at Celestron's option for as long as you own them-no questions asked!  The only requirements on the user's end are to ship the binoculars(at the user's cost) to Celestron with a proof of purchase and a check or money order for $25 to cover the costs of inspection, shipping and handling.  This warranty service is valid only for USA and Candadian citizens purchasing from an authorized Celestron dealer.

Built-In T-Mount Threading for SLR Shooting
The Celestron Ultima series feature a T-mount threading upon the eyepiece barrel, allowing your scope to act as an ultratelephoto lens upon your SLR camera (digital OR film) with just the addition of a camera-specific T-mount adapter.
Peepsight for quick initial location of your subject
Rubber armored housing
Smooth focus knob can be turned with a single finger
Magnification 20-60x
Objective Lens Diameter 80mm
Angle of View 20x: 2.0°
60x: 1.0°
Field-of-View (@ 1000 Yds) 20x: 105' (35 m at 1000 m)
60x: 53' (18 m at 1000 m)
Minimum Focus Distance 27.0' (8.2 m) at 20x (unspecified otherwise)
Exit Pupil Diameter 20x: 4.0mm
60x: 1.3mm
Eye Relief 18mm at 20x (unspecified otherwise)
Relative Brightness 20x: 16.0
60x: 1.8
Twilight Factor 20x: 40.0
60x: 69.3
Weatherproofing Waterproof
Dimensions 16.0" (406mm) in Length
Weight 3.31 lb (1500 g)
Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit
  • Objective Lenscap
  • Eyepiece Cap
  • View-Through Case
  • Eyepiece Case
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty
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    CelestronUltima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit
     
    4.4

    (based on 42 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (28)
    • Strong construction (25)
    • Quality lenses (21)
    • Accurate ranging (9)
    • Strong magnification (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird watching (22)
      • Astronomy (15)
      • Bright conditions (5)
      • Hunting (5)
      • Low visibility (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (31), Avid adventurer (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      I would buy this product again

      Watching maritime trafic on the Saint Laurence River. Clear picture from 20x to 40x, ar 60x small dark spot in the center.

      Watching maritime trafic on the Saint Laurence River. Clear picture from 20x to 40x, ar 60x small dark spot in the center.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      As can be expected

      My celestron ultima 80 is used for high power shooting events, specifically across the course matches with positions as 200,300,and 600yds. The overall build quality of the unit is much better than those...Read complete review

      My celestron ultima 80 is used for high power shooting events, specifically across the course matches with positions as 200,300,and 600yds. The overall build quality of the unit is much better than those costing the same or even more. It's sturdy,well put together and carries a great mfg warranty. The optics are ok. I have used much more expensive optics, and sorry this scope does NOT compare.... Not even close ( sorry to all those that say it does). But, for an entry level price it is VERY acceptable and superior to many even at twice the price. .22 cal holes are visible at 200 yds ( provided you have a stable tripod) and scoring disks are easily seen at 600yds without zoom extensively. Mirage IS seen, but is not as easily read as with bight quality optics.For the price of [$] it is an excellent entry level scope that will serve a shooter well until the decision or the cash is available to upgrade. As a bonus, when upgrading you will get most of your money back out of the scope by selling online auction site

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      3.0

      Great Scope for the price

      By JL

      from Henersonville TN

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bright Eyepiece
      • Sensitivity Controls
      • Strong Magnification

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Control

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Bright Conditions
      • Shooting

      Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit:

      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.

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      5.0

      Excelent product

      By Vlad

      from Paris France

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Magnification

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit:

          I live in Paris. Eiffel tower is about 4 miles away. With this amazing scope and 60X zoom I can see people walking there!

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          5.0

          Excellent Upgrade

          By TeeJay

          from Cinnamnson, NJ

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Bright Eyepiece
          • Strong Magnification

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bright Conditions
            • Low Visibility
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit:

            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.

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            5.0

            Great Scope

            By Marsh68

            from Florida

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Bright Eyepiece
            • Build Construction
            • Sensitivity Controls
            • Strong Magnification
            • Weatherproof

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Bright Conditions
            • Low Visibility
            • Security
            • Shooting

            Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit:

            Great all around scope. I use it for terristrial and wildlife viewing and photography. Very clear. Heavy duty construction. Does get a little soft at max magnification, but well worth the cost. Just get a good tripod.

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            5.0

            Perfect for price

            By Scoobyrqc

            from Québec

            Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit:

            Good price, good quality

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            4.0

            pretty powerful for the price

            By Nick

            from NY, NY

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Strong Magnification

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy
              • Bright Conditions

              Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit:

              For a first time telescope user, this one is easy to figure out how to use and has great magnification for the price. The site piece on the side is a bit tiny and tricky to learn how to use. I am overall pretty satisfied with this instrument. It's pretty cool and a high quality piece.

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              5.0

              Great Value

              By Nick

              from CA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Looks Good
              • Smooth controls
              • Very Sharp Image

              Cons

              • Sensitive To Eye Position

              Best Uses

              • Terestrial Viewing

              Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit:

              This is a great value for the price. Sharp image; excellent construction. The focus and zoom controls are smooth. The ONLY negative I note is the very restrictive eye relief. Any movement side-to-side or up-down, and you lose the picture. But again, for the money, this is a real bargain (especially compared to my Canon camera lenses). I got a really good look at the moon last night!

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              3.0

              Spotting scope on the budget

              By Bert

              from Queens, new york

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bird Watching

                Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit:

                This is mainly for casual bird watching, and find the image bright very detailed and easy to use. For a few dollars more i could have been better off with the model that came with a tripod.

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                5.0

                very good.

                By hermeval

                from Sào Paulo, Brasil

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Muito Bom Equipamento
                • Quality Lenses
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Observacào De Aves

                  Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit:

                  use the telescope to observe the urban architecture, the birds in nature and something I call attention.

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                  5.0

                  Great value for target shooting

                  By Whippoorwill

                  from Massachusetts

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Quality Lenses
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Front Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Target shooting

                  Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit:

                  I bought the Celestron Ultima 80 for shooting out to 200 yards with a .223. I wanted to see the holes easily.

                  I did a lot of research before picking this model. It came down to this or a Kronus of similar specifications. Against white paper background and with Shoot-N-C type targets it's easy to do with the Ultima 80. Against black backgrounds it is a little tougher. .30-cal holes show up much better.

                  Still, for the price this is an exellent spotting scope. I find it to be well made. I would recommend a sturdy tripod though as it is front heavy but it is well made and is pretty much what I need for that application and the picture is very clear.

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                  5.0

                  very nice

                  By sm

                  from MA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit:

                  Very clear and attaches to the tripod with ease.

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                  5.0

                  1st scope, very pleased

                  By Kevin

                  from Kansas City MO

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Quality Lenses
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Lens Caps Fall Off

                  Best Uses

                  • Astronomy
                  • Bird Watching

                  Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit:

                  Purchased the scope for my wife to use while bird watching. Been out with it once so far, and after a short learning curve, it was very good for the purpose. Also tried out the built-in T mount, got some great photos that would have been impossible with any of my other lenses. It's not a $1,000 Swarovski, and anyone that compares the two is just ignorant. For the price, the quality of the unit, and the quality of the images, are quite good. My only real problem with the whole thing is that neither the front or rear lens caps will stay on the unit. Both fall off if you touch the unit, leave it alone, or turn your back. I think both will be getting Cap Keepers pretty soon.

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                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  Fantastic Service

                  By Old 55

                  from Alberton, Vic, Australia

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Ranging
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bird Watching

                    Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit:

                    Used to watch birdlife on our dam from our balcony. Works very well. Special thanks for the speedy delivery to Australia.
                    Scope is very easy to use, the images are clear and sharp, especially in bright sunshine.
                    Excellent value for the money spent.

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                    5.0

                    NICE SCOPE

                    By Tom

                    from Denver, CO

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Quality Lenses
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Astronomy
                      • Bird Watching

                      Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit:

                      I am glad I purchased this scope - it appears to be well made and has been great for backyard viewing. based on what I have seen, it should serve well as a field scope.

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                      4.0

                      i would buy this spoter again.

                      By zevik

                      from rehovot Israel 19 dubnov str

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Ranging
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Bird Watching

                        Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit:

                        It does the job well

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Good bang for the Buck

                        By Llamaman

                        from plainwell, mi

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Quality Lenses
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Not a great cover

                        Best Uses

                        • Bird Watching
                        • Hunting

                        Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit:

                        This scope replaces a cheap Bushnell scope so not a fair comparison. I use this for wildlife and bird watching. Clear optics and smooth focus. I'm really happy with the 80mm lenses as it helps when the light is marginal. Even at dusk and using the maximum magnification the detail is adequate to easily count points on a buck 800 yards away. I could watch a bluebird at 100 yards pick bugs off the branch it was sitting on. This one's a keeper.

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                        4.0

                        Spotting scope

                        By Razz

                        from Valley City Ohio

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Quality Lenses
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Hunting
                          • Spotting Targets

                          Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit:

                          Good product for the price. Clear at 100, 200, 300 and 400 yards starts to get a little fuzzy at 450 yards. But did not cost a whole bunch of money

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                          5.0

                          Excellent scope for the money

                          By Backyard Astronomer

                          from Illinois

                          About Me Avid Adventurer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Quality Lenses
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Astronomy
                            • Bird Watching

                            Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit:

                            Very clear up to about 40x. Well made and solid construction. Will use from many applications include astronomy, bird watching, and target shooting.

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                            5.0

                            great performance and great value

                            By David

                            from Grassmere Victoria Australia

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Quality Lenses
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Astronomy
                              • Bird Watching

                              Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit:

                              Bought for bird & nature viewing, performs very well according to available light. Zoom and focus are smooth, low light pick up is great, can differentiate cockatoo species in same flock at 800 yards + close up focus and resolution is very good for finches down to about 7 yards.tripod is ok & better than the expensive one I don't own! Great value even to ship to Australia, well done bh photo, great service.

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                              4.0

                              I would buy this product again

                              By Marc

                              from Levis, Quebec, Canada

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate Ranging
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Quality Lenses
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Bird Watching

                                Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit:

                                Watching maritime trafic on the Saint Laurence River. Clear picture from 20x to 40x, ar 60x small dark spot in the center.

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