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Leica APO-Televid 65 2.6"/65mm Spotting Scope USA

B&H # LEAPOT65S Mfr # 40131
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Waterproof & Fogproof
  • Straight Viewing
  • Fluoride Glass
  • 25-50x Wide Angle Zoom Eyepiece
  • Made in Germany

Leica's APO-Televid 65 is a supreme tool for observing nature, made for those who demand no optical compromises in an instrument that's as small and light as is possible.  It features true apochromatic color correction from fluoride glass elements, for the very best contrast, resolution, and especially subject/background delineation.

With the APO-Televid 65 series, Leica started with what was loved from the older Televid scopes and further improved upon them with all the best of what's come along since.  Continuous improvement is a subtle affair; the APO-Televid has unflinchingly good optics and a new bayonet system, but perhaps the best reason of all to choose a Leica APO-Televid is their 25-50x WW ASPH. eyepiece (now supplied standard).  This is the first zooming eyepiece for a spotting scope which maintains a wide viewing angle throughout its zoom range, even at the lower magnifications.  If you prefer the simplicity and eye relief of a non-zooming unit there is the optional #41016 32x WW eyepiece, with an outrageously wide 73° apparent viewing angle.  But with the 25-50x WW eyepiece, you enjoy a ~59-80° apparent field of view!  This alone is a reason to upgrade-you'll be swimming in the experience, your vision completely surrounded with the viewing field.  It makes for a more emotionally engaging observing session, and for most will heartily trump carrying a pair of eyepieces or just accepting the more narrow apparent fields at lower magnifications that historically came with zooming eyepieces.

Another modern benefit enjoyed by the APO-Televid 65 is Leica's latest hydrophobic (water-repelling) lens coating for every external objective and eyepiece lens element.  This coating allows water droplets to pearl off and slide away, significantly increasing the usability of the unit when observing in damp or wet conditions.

This is the straight version of the 65mm APO-Televid, which delivers the view at a 180° angle relative to where the scope is pointed.  This is the easiest to use for beginners, because finding your subject is so simple, but some experienced users will also prefer it because it is just a hair brighter than the 45° angled version of the APO-Televid.  It is also 23mm (~1") shorter than the angled version, and though specified by Leica as having an identical weight to the angled version it is more likely that it is actually a bit lighter (this will be updated when units arrive in stock).

Brilliant #41019 25-50x WW ASPH. zoom eyepiece maintains wide viewing angle throughout zoom range
4-Element, apochromatic color-corrected optical system with multicoatings upon both sides of each component
FL (fluoride glass) lens element yields ultimate performance
Hydrophobic AquaDura lens coating (upon Televid's objectives and eyepieces) repels moisture and debris, to reduce misting and keep lenses clean in tough, windy conditions
Dual-geared rapid and fine focusing mechanism acquires focus quickly and makes easy high magnification adjustments
Exceptional close focusing capacity of just ~10' (3m)
Updated lens bayonet with optional fixed 32x wide angle eyepiece (scope supplied with 25-50x WW eyepiece)
Rotating tripod collar with detented click stops
Retractable lenshood with built-in peepsight to help quickly locate subjects
Accepts 67mm filters upon objective lens
Optional #42306 SLR camera adapter or #42304 Digital Adapter 3 digiscoping adapter
Magnification 25-50x
Objective Lens Diameter 2.6" (65mm)
Angle of View 25x:  2.3°
50x:  1.6°
Field-of-View (@ 1000 Yds) 25x:  123' (41 m @ 1000 m)
50x:  84' (28 m @ 1000 m)
Minimum Focus Distance 9.8' (3.0 m)
Exit Pupil Diameter 25x:  2.6mm
50x:  1.3mm
Eye Relief 19mm
Relative Brightness 25x:  6.8
50x:  1.7
Twilight Factor 25x:  40.3
50x:  57.0
Weatherproofing Waterproof & fogproof
Dimensions 10.9 x 4.3 x 3.3" (277 x 108 x 83mm) WxHxD [excluding eyepiece]
Weight 3.28 lbs (1490g)
Leica APO-Televid 65 2.6"/65mm Spotting Scope
  • 25-50x WW Aspherical Eyepiece
  • Push-On Top Eyepiece Cap
  • Bayonetting Bottom Eyepiece Cap
  • Push-On Objective Cap
  • Eyepiece Connection Cap
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • 3-Year Leica "Passport" Warranty
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