Leica APO-Televid 65 25-50x65mm Spotting Scope Travel Kit (Angled Viewing)

Leica APO-Televid 65 25-50x65mm Spotting Scope Travel Kit (Angled Viewing)

Leica APO-Televid 65 25-50x65mm Spotting Scope Travel Kit (Angled Viewing)

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Product Highlights

  • Wide-Angle 25-50x Zoom Eyepiece
  • 65mm Angled-Viewing Spotting Scope Body
  • Fully Multi-Coated Apochromatic Lenses
  • Internal Dual-Focusing Mechanism
  • Nitrogen Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • Gitzo GH1720QR Bird-Watching Fluid Head
  • 360° Pan & ±110° Tilt
  • Sturdy Magnesium Construction
  • Gitzo Traveler Series 1 CF Tripod
  • Carbon Fiber eXact Tubing
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Aperture: 65mm

65mm 82mm

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Viewing Angle: Angled Viewing

Angled Viewing Straight Viewing

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Options: Travel Accessory Kit

Body Only - Eyepiece Required Travel Accessory Kit "Closure to Nature" Accessory Kit

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Leica APO Televid 65 overview

  • 1Description

Leica assembled the APO-Televid 65 25-50x65mm Spotting Scope Travel Kit to give you everything you need to have a complete observation rig that is easy to carry wherever you go. It is comprised of the 65mm angled-viewing spotting scope body with a wide-angle 25-50x eyepiece and, to support the optics, Leica includes a Gitzo magnesium fluid head with a quick-release system and a highly portable and lightweight Gitzo Traveler Series 1 carbon fiber tripod.

  • APO-Televid 65mm Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing, Requires Eyepiece)

    The angled-viewing configuration APO-Televid 65mm Spotting Scope from Leica combines premium optical elements with a weather-sealed housing and a proprietary micro-focusing system. Four fully multi-coated apochromatic lens elements and a Schmidt prism system form the core of this optical instrument. Leica's fluoride apochromatic glass is engineered to transmit luminous images that are geometrically flat from center to edge and color-faithful across the entire visible spectrum. When paired with Leica's 25-50x wide-angle aspherical zoom eyepiece (separate purchase required), the APO-Televid renders high-contrast images that are rich with detail.

    A magnesium-alloy chassis makes the structure of the APO-Televid as rigid and durable as aluminum-chassis designs in the same class but significantly less heavy than those models. To deliver weatherproof performance, the optical channel is nitrogen filled and O-ring sealed, maintaining its watertight seal to a depth of 5 meters. The AquaDura-coated hydrophobic objective lens surface resists moisture accumulation by causing rain and condensation to bead up and roll off the lens surface. The rubber-armored body is shock absorbent and slip resistant, providing an additional layer of protection against the unexpected. Leica's proprietary internal dual-focusing system enables you to control the focus of your scope with coarse or fine movements, ideal for digiscoping and nature observation. The integrated rotating tripod collar, quick-change bayonet eyepiece mount, and sliding lens hood make the APO-Televid a full-featured spotting scope for a wide range of recreational and professional glassing applications.

    Optical Performance
    • 65mm objective lens diameter
    • Apochromatic fluoride glass elements
    • 9.5-foot minimum focus
    • 440mm focal length optics
    • Fully multi-coated lenses
    • Schmidt prism design
    Use and Handling
    • Bayonet eyepiece mount
    • Angled-viewing configuration
    • Internal dual-focusing mechanism
    • Sliding lens hood with sighting aid 
    • Rotating and locking tripod collar
    • Eyepiece is not included, but required to use the spotting scope
    Construction Details
    • Die-cast magnesium-alloy chassis
    • AquaDura protective lens coating
    • Nitrogen-purged housing
    • Rubber-armored exterior
    • Watertight to 17 feet
    • Weighs 38.8 oz
  • 25-50x WW Aspheric Eyepiece for Televid

    Your Leica APO-Televid spotting scope is an exquisite optical instrument, and the 25-50x WW Aspheric Eyepiece for Televid meets the same standard to provide a top-notch viewing experience. You'll enjoy the big picture at lower magnification and examine distant details when zoomed in. The eyepiece features aspherical optics for edge-to-edge image sharpness and a waterproof, rubber-armored housing that stands up to the elements. It offers a generous 57° to 74° apparent angle of view and is equipped with a twist-up eyecup for comfortable use by eyeglasses or sunglasses users. Its bayonet mount snaps easily and securely into place on your scope.

    Optical Performance
    • 25-50x magnification
    • Field of view at 1000 yards: 135-92'
    • Aspherical optics for edge-to-edge sharpness
    • Exit pupil: 2.6-1.3mm with 65mm scope; 3.3-1.6mm with 82mm scope
    Use and Handling
    • Bayonet mount
    • Twist-up eyecup accommodates eyewear
    • Close focus: 11.5' with 65mm scope; 13.9' with 82mm scope
    Construction Details
    • Rubber-armored housing
    • Waterproof/submersible to 16.5'
    • Nitrogen-purged for fog-free performance
    • Measures 4.1" long and weighs 12.3 oz
    UPC: 799429410216
  • GH1720QR Two-Way Fluid Tripod Head

    The Gitzo Two-Way Fluid Tripod Head features completely redesigned pan and tilt fluid cartridges - Bird Watching Fluid Cartridges. These cartridges allow for smooth and controlled movements at low speeds and almost frictionless movements at high speeds, making quick repositioning of the camera a breeze.

    The single-lock mechanism quickly fixes the 360° pan and ± 110° tilt movements using a single knob, making adjustments easier and more effective. Ergonomically suitable for both right/left-handed use, the tripod head offers maximum stability to avoid even the smallest play, and a high-precision mechanism ensures accuracy. A quick-release plate makes for fast removal as well as facilitating the mounting of scopes, cameras and other such equipment.

    Made of magnesium, the lightweight tripod head has high structural rigidity, and can support a load up to 8.82 lbs (4 kg). When used with Gitzo carbon fiber tripods (the Leveling series), the tripod head yields additional speed and versatility while shooting. The removable and reversible pan bar proves useful while using long photographic lenses. A compact design makes the tripod head easily portable and ideal for travel.

    The Two-Way Fluid Tripod Head's light weight along with its innovative Bird Watching Fluid Cartridges, add up to the ideal tripod head for bird watching and wildlife photography/videography.

    Designed for bird watching and wildlife photography / videography
    Pan and tilt fluid cartridges (360° pan and ± 110° tilt)
    Smooth and controlled low-speed movements
    Ideal for distance spotting and tracking
    Almost frictionless fast movements and quick repositioning
    Single-lock mechanism quickly fixes the pan and tilt movements
    Suitable for both right-and left-handed use
    Maximum stability, zero play
    High-precision mechanism ensures accuracy
    Made of magnesium and supports loads up to 8.82 lbs (4 kg)
    Compatible with Gitzo carbon fiber tripods
    Quick-release plate and 1/4" screw
    Removable / reversible pan bar
    Compact and lightweight
    UPC: 719821313496
  • GIGT1545T Traveler Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod

    The Gitzo GIGT1545T Traveler Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod is a compact support system with legs that fold around the center column and optional head. These reverse-folding legs contribute to the tripod's folded length of just 16.7". It extends to 60.2" high and can hold up to 22 lb worth of gear. With the included short center column installed, the tripod can get down to 8.6" for macro or low-angle shooting.

    The tripod employs Carbon eXact tubing for added strength and stiffness compared to the Carbon 6X tubes. Traveler G-lock is a pared-down version of Gitzo's G-lock, specifically designed for the Traveler tripods to reduce overall size. These legs feature space-saving feet that fit the Traveler series' compact design. A shoulder strap is included for easy carrying.

    UPC: 719821384113
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Protective Caps
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Eyepiece Case
  • Bayonet Cap
  • Eyepiece Cap
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • G1173-14B Quick Release Plate for G1172/1276
  • Anti-Dust Bag
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 10 Years with Online Product Registration
  • Short Column
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 10 Years with Online Product Registration
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • APO-Televid 65mm Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing, Requires Eyepiece)
    Viewing Angle Angled
    Objective Lens Diameter 65 mm
    Minimum Focus Distance 9.8' / 3.0 m
    Water Resistance Waterproof
    Filter Thread 67 mm
    Tripod Mounting Thread 1/4"-20
    Dimensions L: 12.0 x H: 4.2 x W: 3.2" / L: 30.0 x H: 11.0 x W: 8.0 cm 
    Weight 38.8 oz / 1.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.5 x 5.8 x 5.2"
  • 25-50x WW Aspheric Eyepiece for Televid
    Angle of View 57 to 74° (Apparent)
    Field of View 92 to 135' @ 1000 yd / 28 to 41 m @ 1000 m
    Dimensions : 2.3 x L: 4.1" / : 6 x L: 10.5 cm (with Mount)
    : 2.3 x L: 3.4" / : 6 x L: 8.7 cm (without Mount)
    Weight 12.3 oz / 435 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.15 x 4.3 x 3.5"
  • GH1720QR Two-Way Fluid Tripod Head
    Construction Magnesium
    Plate Quick release, 1/4" screw
    Pan 360°
    Tilt 110°
    Load Capacity 8.8 lbs (4 kg)
    Height 3.6" (92mm)
    Weight 1 lb (0.5 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.0 x 5.0 x 3.5"
  • GIGT1545T Traveler Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod
    Load Capacity 22.05 lb / 10 kg
    Maximum Working Height 60.2" / 153 cm
    Max Height without Center Column 51.18" / 130 cm
    Minimum Working Height 8.7" / 22 cm
    Folded Length 16.73" / 42.5 cm
    Head Mount Type 1/4"-20 Screw, 3/8"-16 Screw
    Weight 2.34 lb / 1.06 kg
    Materials Carbon Fiber
    Leg Lock Type Twist Lock
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Leg Sections 4
    Leg Diameter 1.00" / 25.3 mm
    Feet Features Rubber
    Center Column
    Center Column Features Removable
    Center Column Shape Round
    Center Column Sections 1
    Center Column Extension Type Rapid
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column No
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.9 x 5.0 x 4.5"

Leica APO Televid 65 reviews

APO-Televid 65 25-50x65mm Spotting Scope Travel Kit (Angled Viewing) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Field Birder A very nice scope and tripod for field birders, light weight and very easy to set up quickly. High quality glass is always appreciated when looking at subtle details. The 65mm is a perfect size for carrying on trails and the 25x-50x wide angle zoom has the magnification needed for quick clear identification. Larger outer objectives lenses (80+mm) are great for extra light gathering but if the weight and size deters you from carrying them into the field you will miss out on many great sightings. Leica offers top quality optics and Gitzo tripods are a work of art and function. Thanks B&H for your professional service and for getting the scope shipped when I needed it.
Date published: 2017-11-06
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