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Nikon Fieldscope 25-75x82 ED Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

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Nikon Fieldscope 25-75x82 ED Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

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Product Highlights

  • 25-75x Zoom Eyepiece
  • 82mm Objective - 86mm Filter Thread
  • Rotating Tripod Collar
  • Waterproof
  • Fogproof
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The Fieldscope 82mm ED is Nikon's flagship model for serious birders. This high-quality scope is very easy to handle and is fully water and fogproof. Extra-low dispersion glass gives nearly perfect color focus upon a single plane, and with contrasty, intricate or glare-filled situations you can genuinely observe the difference.


Its angled viewing design is commonly considered to be easier to use amongst those of varied height, as well as easier for a single observer glassing for extended periods. In addition, the Nikon 82 ED Fieldscope arrives to you with the Vue-Thru case. This valuable accessory is quite nearly a necessity.

The included Nikon MC Series Zoom Eyepiece offers a long zoom range of 25-75x, which is the longest in the Nikon range of eyepieces.

Note: Covered by Nikon's 25-year no-fault repair/replacement policy

Crisp fully multicoated optics with anomalous low-dispersion elements
Retractable hood with sight-line
Expansive eyepiece line to suit every need
Broad, ribbed focusing dial wraps around the entire scope
Rotating tripod collar has detented click stops every 90°
Large 82 mm objective for enhanced light throughput - accepts 86 mm filters
Magnification 25-75x
Objective Lens Diameter 82 mm
Angle of View 1.6° @ 25x
Field-of-View (@ 1000 Yds) 84' (28 m at 1000 m) @ 25x
Minimum Focus Distance 20' (6 m)
Exit Pupil Diameter 25x: 3.3mm
75x: 1.1mm
Eye Relief 14mm
Relative Brightness 25x: 10.8
75x: 1.2
Twilight Factor 25x: 45
75x: 78
Weatherproofing Waterproof and fog-free with O-ring seals and nitrogen gas
Filter Thread 86 mm
Dimensions 15.4 x 4.5" (391 x 114mm) WxH [w/o eyepiece]
Weight 64.2 oz / 1.8 kg
Nikon Fieldscope 25-75x82 ED Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)
  • 25-75x Eyepiece
  • Push-On Objective Cap
  • Push-On Rear Scope Cap
  • Set of Push-On Eyepiece Caps
  • Vue-Thru Padded Case
  • 25-Year Limited Warranty
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    NikonFieldscope 25-75x82 ED Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)
     
    4.8

    (based on 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Bright eyepiece (19)
    • Strong magnification (18)
    • Sensitivity controls (8)

    Cons

    • Heavy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Shooting (9)
    • Astronomy (4)
    • Bright conditions (4)
    • Low visibility (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (11), Avid adventurer (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Only wind limitation

    By James

    from Orlando, Florida

    About Me Avid Adventurer

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    Pros

    • Bright Eyepiece
    • Sensitivity Controls
    • Strong Magnification

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 25-75x82 ED Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing):

      Great fieldscope is my first time and I get this , because I can't afford 1200mm lens,I use with my Nikon 7000 .
      It is no easy to get the objective , but with more experience I hope.

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      5.0

      Great scope

      By israel birder

      from Israel

      About Me Professional Guide

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 25-75x82 ED Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing):

            Low weight, execellent optic for its value. Very good for my needs and for bird watching.

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            5.0

            Sharp, Bright Images

            By Captain Yossarian

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Bright Eyepiece
            • Sharp edge-to-edge image
            • Strong Magnification

            Cons

            • Lacks fine focus ring

            Best Uses

            • Shooting

            Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 25-75x82 ED Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing):

            I've wanted to purchase this item for several months. When the B&H price dropped from $ to $ (as of June 2012) I picked one up immediately.This scope does not disappoint. I use it for target shooting. The target at 300 yards, viewed at 60X, is astonishingly sharp and bright. I can easily see the 1/4" holes. At 75X there is a slight reduction in brightness, and image is not as sharp, but still is acceptable.I've owned the scope for about one month now and have not had the chance to evaluate its ruggedness or ability to perform in adverse atmospheric conditions (morning dew, hot weather, etc.)My only gripe is minor: the scope could use a fine-focus ring for viewing at high magnifications. Be sure to get a nice and stable tripod and head for this scope, or you will not be able to appreciate all it has to offer.

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            5.0

            Fabulous Fiedscope

            By auey

            from Bridgewater, NJ

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Bright Eyepiece
            • Sensitivity Controls
            • Strong Magnification

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 25-75x82 ED Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing):

                Been waiting to purchase a scope and found the best prices at B & H. The scope was worth the wait. There is no downside to it. Can't wait to put it to more use once the weather gets warmer.

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                5.0

                Probably the best shooting spotter ever

                By Protocol

                from Austin, TX

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Bright Eyepiece
                • Clarity
                • Strong Magnification
                • Well built quality

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                • Bird Watching
                • Digiscoping
                • Low Visibility
                • Security
                • Shooting

                Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 25-75x82 ED Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing):

                I use this scope for shooting 1000 yards plus, and it doesn't disappoint. I clearly see .30 inch impact holes in white paper at 1000 yards with this scope. I am yet to see how much further I could recognize holes past 1000 yards, but it would be quite a bit. Compared to to other scopes with industry standard glass, the Nikon ED glass is a night and day difference. If you thought regular glass was clear, you would do a double-take after looking through the ED glass. Color reproduction, clarity and focus are all perfect. This thing is built like a tank too.

                I will be honest and say that for an 82mm scope, the weight isn't too terrible. My buddy at the range has a 60mm model and is equally as great as the 82mm. If you want the brightest image though, the 82mm will collect a good bit more light, especially in low-ambient light conditions (or if digiscoping).

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                5.0

                Excellent Quality

                By Bob

                from Princeton NJ

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Bright Eyepiece
                • Sensitivity Controls
                • Strong Magnification

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 25-75x82 ED Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing):

                    I am very satisfied with my ed 82 mm scope. It is allowing me to take Birding to the next level. Nikon glass is the best.. Focus is easy and quick. B and H service is the best.

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                    5.0

                    16x/24x/30x Wide DS Digiscoping eyepiece

                    By Pete Birder

                    from New Jersey

                    About Me Avid Adventurer

                    Pros

                    • Edge-to-edge sharpness
                    • Great color
                    • Sharp details

                    Cons

                    • Zoom has short eye relief

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 25-75x82 ED Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing):

                      I've used the 30X DS eyepiece (Nikon 6954) on the ED82 scope almost exclusively for six years (I own the 50X DS but rarely use it). The view through the 30X is "as good as it gets". The 30X DS eyepiece has adequate eye relief for eyeglasses, superb color rendition and edge-to-edge sharpness.

                      Zoom eyepieces are popular with birders but I think the ED82/30X combination is an unbeatable compromise. It delivers a wide field of view, great eye relief, superb color, deadly sharp details and a very high "WOW" factor.

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                      4.0

                      Excellent optics

                      By PF Willetts

                      from Westerly, RI

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Bright Eyepiece
                      • Strong Magnification

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 25-75x82 ED Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing):

                          I just finished watching the last space shuttle launch with this, from ten miles away. Excellent optics!

                          At the 25 power eyepiece setting this gave a very clear, non-distorted image. The scope easily moved on its tripod, to allow me to keep the shuttle in the viewing field throughout. I was very pleased with this scope.

                          Earlier, I had compared this with the lighter, Nikon "low end" 65 mm model. Both models produced clear images-- the 82 mm at 25 power and the other at 16 power. This 82 mm model produced a brighter image than did the 65 mm model.

                          Adjusting the 82 mm's eyepiece produced 75 power, but at slightly less clarity. So the 25 power setting was my preferred use of this scope.

                          The only two downsides were: 1. This 82 mm scope had less effective alignment sights than did the 65 mm model. But I had no trouble finding the target.
                          2. Both the 82 mm and the 65 mm models' lens caps were slightly loose, at both ends and tended to fall off occasionally.

                          Regardless, this is an excellent spotting scope, and I highly recommend it.

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                          5.0

                          Excellent Spotting Scope

                          By TXBodean

                          from North Texas

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Bright Eyepiece
                          • Strong Magnification
                          • Well built

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Shooting

                            Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 25-75x82 ED Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing):

                            I purchased this scope for long range shooting. I had attended a long range precision rifle class earlier in the year and discovered the hard way that the spotting scope can make or break the team at 1000 yds. I spent several months reading reviews and weighing the pro's and con's of each scope against the price you'd have to pay for anywhere near a premium scope for that kind of range.

                            With B&H's excellent reputation and price for the Nikon, along with several glowing reviews I opted for the 82mm ED angled version. All I can say is that I am very pleased. The optics are clear and gather an amazing amount of light. This scope really shines at 30X, and that's where I do most of my spotting. I may just opt for a single power quality eyepiece sometime in the near future.

                            One word of advice, to get the most from this scope you'll need to invest in a quality tripod. And trust me, that's a lot harder to pick out from online reviews.

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                            4.0

                            Excellent clarity and excellent value

                            By Serg

                            from Australia

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Bright Eyepiece
                            • Buid-in hood
                            • Strong Magnification

                            Cons

                            • Focus changes with mag
                            • No fine focus

                            Best Uses

                            • Birding
                            • Low Visibility
                            • Shooting

                            Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 25-75x82 ED Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing):

                            I have got this scope for long range shooting and it is perfectly suited for what I am doing. Astonishing clarity - I can easy see holes in my targets from 500m! I like overall solid construction, build-in hood and protective case. Biggest things that I dislike is necessity to readjust focus when changing magnification and especially no fine focus control. I rated it 4 stars because rating system does not allow me to put 4.5 - real rating that I have in my mind; it is not 5 only because no fine focus control. But for what I am using it for it is excellent and I would recommend it to anyone without any hesitation.

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                            5.0

                            The Usual Excellent Nikon Quality Optics

                            By JT in TX

                            from Laredo, TX & beyond

                            About Me Avid Adventurer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Bright Eyepiece

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 25-75x82 ED Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing):

                                High quality optics. Sharp viewing images.

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                                5.0

                                Great Scope!

                                By PondGuy

                                from Texas

                                About Me Avid Adventurer

                                Pros

                                • Bright Eyepiece
                                • Strong Magnification

                                Cons

                                • Heavy

                                Best Uses

                                • Astronomy
                                • Birdwatching
                                • Digiscoping
                                • Nature Viewing
                                • Shooting

                                Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 25-75x82 ED Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing):

                                Primary use is for digiscoping. Have both the 25x and 75x fixed digiscoping eyepiece. Will also purchase the zoom eyepiece with bino style eyerelief. Very versatile, great image, fast focus. Very pleased with the performance. Have used the 75x eyepiece at night and can see 4 moons of Jupiter!

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                                5.0

                                Excellent quality and price.

                                By Jeff

                                from Sandringham, Australia

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Price
                                • QUALITY

                                Cons

                                • none

                                Best Uses

                                • Bright Conditions
                                • Low Visibility
                                • Shooting

                                Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 25-75x82 ED Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing):

                                The moment I opened the box I was struck by the obvious quality of this scope. The glass is top notch and contrary to other reports the padded cover works well.

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                                5.0

                                brilliant scope!

                                By Cattle man

                                from Australia

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Bright Eyepiece
                                • Sensitivity Controls
                                • Strong Magnification
                                • Well priced

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 25-75x82 ED Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing):

                                    * I researched spotting scopes extensively, and the 82mm field scope from Nikon was best suited to my needs and price range. I use it on our cattle stud to check up on cattle over 1km away in amazing detail! * As I am from Australia, it worked out being a heck of a lot cheaper, and the $100 gift voucher was an added bonus.*[...] I didn't find the cover of any value, just seems to get in the way.

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                                    5.0

                                    A great fieldscope

                                    By Robin

                                    from Pekin, IL

                                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Bright Eyepiece
                                    • Sensitivity Controls
                                    • Strong Magnification

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Shooting

                                      Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 25-75x82 ED Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing):

                                      Will be using this for target shooting. This fieldscope has the best clarity that i have seen.

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                                      5.0

                                      Incredible quality for the value

                                      By Redman

                                      from Polaris, MT

                                      About Me Avid Adventurer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Bright Eyepiece
                                      • Great clarity
                                      • Sensitivity Controls
                                      • Strong Magnification

                                      Cons

                                      • Heavy

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Shooting

                                      Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 25-75x82 ED Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing):

                                      The 82mm ED fieldscope is amazing. I used it side by side with my father-in-laws Swarovski 60mm spotting scope and noticed no difference with the exception of the Nikon's larger opening. When comparing recent pricing the Nikon is tough to beat. It is an impressive scope for the price. It is a little on the heavy side for this size of scope, definitely not something I would want to tote around in the mountains. However, Nikon does sell the 60 mm version if you need something lighter weight. The only drawback that other competitors have an upper hand on is the padded case. Of course, the cases other suppliers offer will cost you several hundred dollars, whereas Nikon supplies a case with the scope. The case is not very functional but does the job. Overall, I would definitely purchase this scope again.

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                                      5.0

                                      Just what I was looking for

                                      By Sparky

                                      from Arizona

                                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Bright Eyepiece
                                      • Strong Magnification

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Bright Conditions

                                        Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 25-75x82 ED Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing):

                                        This scope works well at the 75X zoom, giving that little extra punch I wanted. I watch nature from my backyard and can see bees in detail on flowers from 100 feet. Atmospheric conditions are a bit of a problem for long distances, but that is not the scopes fault. Friends are impressed with it, and I'm very ahppy with this purchase. The No Fault, 25 year warranty is also a nice feature, and B&H threw in a $100 gitf card.

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                                        4.0

                                        eldscope 82mm ED 3.2

                                        By Eyecare

                                        from Hawaii

                                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                        Verified Reviewer

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                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 25-75x82 ED Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing):

                                              Decent scope for the price. Looked for a spotting scope primarily for viewing sailboats in the bay from my deck that my image stabilized binoculars didn't have the magnification to see details of. I also want (eventually) to take pictures through it with my Nikon DSLR but the FSA-L1 Fieldscope Digiscoping SLR Camera Adapter wasn't in stock when I ordered this. Having the ability to take good photos through this was my biggest reason for stepping up from lower priced spotting scope alternatives. You'll need to use this with a decent tripod, not because it's heavy but because of shaking at higher magnifications. The built-in sightline is useful for getting in the general area although on mine I typically need to move it up a bit to get right on target. Image is crisp when focused but there is no fine focus control so you may need to do a bit of back and forth focusing to find the best focus point. At high (75x) mag the image is noticeably dimmer but I still can appreciate details. The "lifetime" (25-year) warranty is a nice plus.

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                                              5.0

                                              High-Performance for your dollar .....

                                              By nvblue

                                              from Elko, NV

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                                              Pros

                                              • Bright Eyepiece
                                              • Strong Magnification

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Low Visibility
                                                • Shooting

                                                Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 25-75x82 ED Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing):

                                                Optically I was quite pleased with the 82mm Fieldscope overall. The view was bright and crisp and sharp right to the very edge of the field view. The eye relief is on the short side but acceptable. this is a very good high-performance scope, and in terms of the value, it's a truly excellent one.

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                                                5.0

                                                Love it.. Graet scope!!

                                                By gary

                                                from Woodstown, NJ

                                                About Me Avid Adventurer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Bright Eyepiece
                                                • Sensitivity Controls
                                                • Strong Magnification

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Astronomy
                                                  • Bright Conditions

                                                  Comments about Nikon Fieldscope 25-75x82 ED Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing):

                                                  Use the scope for site seeing, bird watching and photography.

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