Meade 20-60x80 Wilderness Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

Meade 20-60x80 Wilderness Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

Meade 20-60x80 Wilderness Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

B&H # ME2060X80WSS MFR # 126001
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Product Highlights

  • Comfortable 45° Angled Viewing
  • 20-60x Zoom Magnification
  • BAK4 Porro Prism Design
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Nitrogen Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • Rubber-Armored Aluminum Housing
  • Integrated and Retractable Lens Shade
  • Aiming Sight Tube
  • Tripod Mounting Shoe
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Meade 126001 overview

  • 1Description

This 45° angled-viewing 20-60x80 Wilderness Spotting Scope from Meade features fully multi-coated optics and a powerful 20-60x zoom magnification eyepiece that provide clear and bright images when viewing at long range in all weather conditions. Its large 80mm objective lens gives the scope low-light performance over smaller objectives to spot and track game and wildlife at dawn and dusk or under a heavy forest canopy. On the right side of the body is a fast-focus knob and on the left is a sight tube that runs parallel to the optical tube to help you find your subjects faster. The aluminum-alloy housing is nitrogen filled and O-ring sealed to be water and fogproof. It also has a rubber-armored exterior that protects it from impacts. A digiscoping camera attachment is included that slides over the eyepiece and accepts most user-supplied camera-specific T-mounts.

Optical Performance
  • 20-60x zoom magnification
  • 80mm-diameter objective lens
  • BAK4 Porro prism optical design
  • Anti-reflection fully multi-coated lenses maximize light transmission for bright and clear images
  • The large objective lens translates to enhanced low-light performance
  • 87-44' field of view at 1000 yards
Use and Handling
  • Angled configuration for more comfortable viewing whether standing, sitting, or lying prone
  • Fold-down eyecups can be used with or without eyewear
  • Integrated and retractable lens shade
  • Sight tube down optical tube makes finding subjects faster
  • Rotating tripod collar and mounting shoe
  • Knurled fast-focus knob
Construction Details
  • Aluminum housing reduces weight without sacrificing strength or durability
  • Nitrogen filled for water and fogproof performance
  • Rubber-armored exterior protects against bumps and impacts
  • Included photo adapter slips over eyepiece and accepts a user-supplied T-Mount for digiscoping
UPC: 709942997026
In the Box
Meade 20-60x80 Wilderness Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)
  • Soft Carrying Case
  • Digiscoping Adapter
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Meade 126001 specs

    Design
    Viewing Angle Angled
    Performance
    Magnification 20 to 60x
    Objective Lens Diameter 80 mm
    Field of View 20x: 87.0' @ 1000 yd / 29.0 m @ 1000 m
    60x: 44.0' @ 1000 yd / 15.0 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance 20x: 26.3' / 8.0 m
    60x: 27.9' / 8.5 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 20x: 4.0 mm
    60x: 1.3 mm
    Eye Relief 21.0 - 18.0 mm
    Features
    Fogproof Yes, Nitrogen Filled
    Water Resistance Waterproof
    General
    Tripod Mounting Thread 1/4"-20
    Dimensions L: 18.3 x H: 6.9 x W: 3.2" / L: 46.5 x H: 17.5 x W: 8.1 cm 
    Weight 3.0 lb / 1.4 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.3 x 8.3 x 7.0"

    Meade 126001 reviews

    20-60x80 Wilderness Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing) is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Scope! Surprisingly good for the price! Every birder who looks through this scope is amazed to learn it's cost - the quality of this scope far surpasses expectations!
    Date published: 2016-08-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good 600yd spotting scope for the dollars Took this to a 600yd F Class shoot.� Looked through some expensive scopes and am happy with my bargain.� I imagine the Celestron 80mm would be about the same but I got a better image (at 40 to 50X) than the more expensive 60mm scopes other were using.� No one could see little holes in the black target paper. I will try splatter targets at 600 and will probably be able to see .223 hits. BH shipped fast and free.� Thanks.
    Date published: 2017-11-30
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty good up to about 40x Beyond 40x magnification the chromatic aberration is really noticeable with this scope which is not unheard of at this price point but still annoying. 60x is pretty useless with purple fringing really apparent once the image comes in to focus. Below 40x, its sharp and bright. It has a built in lens hood which is great to keep sunlight off the objective lens or keep rain off it in bad conditions. The focusing knob is a little stiff which can make focusing a bit hard too, even on a good tripod. All in all, I'm not too displeased with the scope but it's not as amazing as I'd hoped for. I was able to see jupiter and it's moons the other night which was cool but at these magnifications there is no detail, just points of light. Fun anyway. I use this for archery and it serves it's purpose there pretty well. I would have to spend more to get better quality, but that's the thing, is it worth it to spend more? Tough call.
    Date published: 2018-06-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Meade wilderness at the 600yd line Took my scope to a 600 yard F class shot.� While no one could see little holes in the black paper, spotters were sharp.� Usable up to 40 power or so, more with some loss in contrast.� I'm pretty sure .223 holes in a splatter target would be visible at 600.� The 80 compared favorably with the 60mm "Name Brand" scopes.
    Date published: 2017-11-29
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK below 40x Above 40x I have found the scope to have way too much chromatic abberation. It's quite a large scope, with an 80mm objective lens so it lets in a lot of light. No issues there. I suppose I expected slightly better for the price. I paid less for a set of binoculars which blow this out of the water.
    Date published: 2018-06-23
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not happy I when tin to buy a refracting telescope for my son who is interested in space exploration but in my rush I let the sales guy talk me into buying the mead wilderness spotting scope which sucks for celestial viewing...not a happy customer ?
    Date published: 2016-01-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Value Scope Great scope for the money, can see 30 cal holes on splatter target @ 300m +, which is what i wanted it for. Do not get the Meade Digiscoping Eyepiece Smartphone Adapter for it, it won't fit and B&H Photo don't care.
    Date published: 2018-02-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good spotting scope This is a good spotting scope. The optics are good for the money. You can get better for 3 times the price. But, I'm disappointed in the B&H return process, which takes a long time.
    Date published: 2016-07-15
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