Explore Scientific 8x50 Erect Image Illuminated Finder Scope (Straight Viewing)

Explore Scientific 8x50 Erect Image Illuminated Finder Scope (Straight Viewing)

Explore Scientific 8x50 Erect Image Illuminated Finder Scope (Straight Viewing)

B&H # EXVFEI085001 MFR # VFEI0850-01
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Product Highlights

  • Corrected View
  • Variable Deep Red Illumination
  • Field of View: 6°
  • Standard Crosshair Reticle
  • Multi-Coated Optics
  • Eyepiece and Objective Focusing
  • Quick Release Bracket
  • Batteries Included
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The silver Explore Scientific 8x50 Erect Image Illuminated Finder Scope (Straight Viewing) is an illuminated finder scope that offer right-side-up and left-to-right corrected views for ease of use when attached to a telescope. This model features an illuminated eyepiece that lines up straight with the telescope along with a standard crosshair reticle. Also, the deep red illumination is variable and can be turned off via a knob.

The finder scope has scale markings and an open center to allow for precise targeting of objects as well as provide a reference for field of view. Both the eyepiece and main objective can be focused for comfort to your eyes as well. Additionally, it produces a 6° field of view and has multi-coated optics for maintaining contrast. The scope includes a quick release bracket with dual rings and a dovetail foot for taking it off or putting on a telescope as well as batteries for powering the illumination.

UPC: 812257011971
In the Box
Explore Scientific 8x50 Erect Image Illuminated Finder Scope (Straight Viewing)
  • Dual-Ring Quick Release Bracket
  • Batteries
  • Limited 1-Year USA Warranty, Extendable to Transferrable Lifetime Warranty with Registration
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Magnification 8x
    Objective Lens Diameter 50 mm
    Field of View
    Reticle Standard crosshair
    Illumination Yes, deep red, variable
    Mount Quick release bracket with dual rings and dovetail foot
    Dimensions 8.5 x 2.2 x 2.4" (21.6 x 5.7 x 6.2 cm)
    Weight 15.9 oz (451 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.6 x 8.1 x 4.1"
    8x50 Erect Image Illuminated Finder Scope (Straight Viewing) is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A fine Finder Scope I am very impressed with the construction and operation of this instrument. I did have one issue with the illuminator - It seemed to use up the battery power rather quickly, so I purchased new batteries. When I went to replace the batteries I found that a wire connecting the circuit board to the battery contact was broken. This was the reason that the illuminator was not working. I had to replace the illuminator. Other than this issue the Finder Scope has worked perfectly.
    Date published: 2017-05-03
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not live up to the Explore Scientific quality Purchased this finder scope to go with my Explore Scientific ED127CF scope. Overall I was disappointed with this finder scope. Both finder scopes (original one and replacement one) had dust in the eyepiece which seemed to materialize as I focused the reticle for first time use. It was almost as if something was shaving off into the eyepiece. B&H was fantastic about taking back both finder scopes - a very easy return process. Explore Scientific was fantastic as well when I notified them of the problem after the replacement scope had the same issue. They implemented a QC program of their inhouse stock - which I thought was awesome. They also offered to take the scope and fix it at no charge; however, I declined as I had lost confidence in the finder scope. I don't think my bad experience with the Explore Scientific finder scope is indicative of their overall quality. I have the Explore Scientific ED127CF scope and the 82deg eyepieces - both of which have very clean and fantastic optics.
    Date published: 2017-04-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely buy this product again! Explore Scientific has really made a great finder scope here and it is a nice match for my ES AR152mm scope. Very solid and a sleek look. Very nice magnification and illumination.
    Date published: 2017-02-06
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