Swarovski Optik produces some of the world's finest optical designs and products. Their brilliant, innovative optical products & designs exemplify their commitment to uncompromising quality.
Swarovski's flagship-model spotting scope, the ATM-80 HD, delivers the same legendary high-performance viewing capabilities of its immediate predecessor, with a poignant twist - its housing is constructed from a lightweight yet extremely durable magnesium alloy.
Swarovski's HD optics nearly eliminates optical distractions such as color fringing and a lack of color-rendition. In fact - the optical refinements of the ATM-80 HD result in what one might call an outdoor viewing-nirvana. Scoping with the ATM-80 HD reveals a field of view with intricately-patterned subjects with crisp delineation - something enthusiastic birders will greatly appreciate.
An important consideration for hikers and digiscopers is the fact that despite this spotting scopes impressive profile and viewing capabilities, its weight remains just under 3 lb/1.4 kg - a not-so-simple feat of manufacturing that is due in part to this fine optic's rugged yet lightweight magnesium housing.
- Optical Performance
- 80 mm objective
- BAK4 prism optimizes light transmission
- HD optics: multicoated fluoride glass elements for superior edge-sharpness, digiscoping imagery, twilight performance
- Fully multicoated on all air-to-glass surfaces
- SWAROCLEAN coating: The non-stick proprietary external coating makes cleaning/removing dried-on mineral residue, insect repellent, and tree resin easier. Over time the lens' surface will require less intensive cleaning which significantly increases the longevity of the optic.
- Use and Handling
- Angled viewing
- Helical focusing is fast and accurate
- Tripod mounting: 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16
- Side-mounted peepsight to aid initial locating
- Rotating tripod collar with detented click stops
- Integral retractable lens hood shades and protects objective
- Construction Details
- Lightweight magnesium housing is water and fogproof
- Nitrogen purged and sealed for water and fogproof performance
- Porro prism design offers maximum image quality, enhanced durability, traditional styling