Athlon Optics Ares 20-60x85 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

Athlon Optics Ares 20-60x85 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

Athlon Optics Ares 20-60x85 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

B&H # AT2060X85A MFR # 312001
Athlon Optics Ares 20-60x85 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

Athlon Optics Ares 20-60x85 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

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Product Highlights

  • Extremely Compact and Lightweight
  • 45° Angled Viewing
  • 20-60x Zoom Eyepiece
  • 85mm Objective Lens
  • Dielectric Coated BAK4 Prism System
  • Apochromatic Extra-Low Dispersion Lens
  • Protective XPL Exterior Lens Coatings
  • Argon-Filled, Waterproof and Fogproof
  • Durable and Lightweight Magnesium Body
  • 1/4"-20 Mount, Rotating Tripod Collar
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Optimized for long-range use in challenging light and environmental conditions, the angled-viewing Athlon Optics Ares 20-60x85 Spotting Scope will be your constant companion at the range, up a stand, in a blind, or anywhere else you glass.

This scope employs fully multi-coated, extra-low dispersion glass lens elements set in an apochromatic configuration that eliminates spherical and chromatic aberrations. When combined with its dielectric-coated BAK4 prism system, the results are bright and clear tack-sharp, high-contrast images with accurate color fidelity without distortion across the entire field of view. Ideal for long-range use, the broad zoom range allows you to take in a wide field of view for general viewing purposes, with the ability to draw distant subjects in close for more detailed observations. This version of the Ares is configured with the eyepiece set at a 45° angle relative to the optical tube to place your head in a comfortable viewing position whether you're standing, sitting, or lying prone.

To withstand the rigors of the trail, range, or blind, Athlon built the chassis out of a lightweight and durable magnesium alloy and wrapped it in a protective rubber armor. The large focusing collar is slip resistant, making it easy to achieve a sharp focus in cold and wet weather or while wearing gloves. Its optical tube is argon-filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and resistant to internal fogging if it should accidentally get dropped in a puddle or stream. A retractable sunshade prevents lens flares that can spook game and keeps rain and snow off the objective to ensure clear views in less than ideal weather. Athlon includes a custom stay-on/view-through nylon case that makes setup and breakdown on a tripod or other support system fast and easy while adding another layer of protection and providing the ability to react fast when opportunities present themselves.

Built for performance with construction details and accessories to make it comfortable and easy to use, the Ares 20-60x85 will become an integral addition to your hunting, birding, or shooting kit.

Optical Performance
  • Powerful 20-60x zoom range is ideal for long-range use
  • Oversized 85mm objective lens is optimized for use in challenging light conditions such as at dawn and dusk and ensures images remain bright and clear when viewing distant subjects at high power
  • BAK4 prism glass delivers a round exit pupil and a crisp and clear image with limited edge distortion
  • Dielectric prism coatings boost surface reflectivity to greater than 99% for maximum light transmission through the prism, with minimal loss and diffraction
  • Extra-low dispersion (ED) lens glass corrects chromatic aberrations to transmit accurate colors without fringing or halos
  • Apochromatic lens configuration eliminates spherical aberrations that cause distortion at the edges of the field of view, as well as further correcting chromatic aberration
  • Broadband anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics maximize light transmission and improve contrast and color fidelity across the entire visible spectrum
  • Proprietary XPL exterior lens coatings resist scratches and abrasions while allowing oil, dirt, and sap to be cleaned off without leaving smudges or residue
  • 102-foot field of view at 1000 yards on 20x; 51 feet on 60x
Use and Handling
  • Eyepiece set at 45° to optical tube for easier and more comfortable viewing when sitting, standing, or lying prone and allows a lower tripod height for improved stability
  • Large slip-resistant focusing collar is easy to manipulate in cold and wet weather, or while wearing gloves
  • Twist-up rubber eyecup for comfortable use with or without eyewear
  • Standard 1/4"-20 mount is compatible with a wide variety of quick-release plates, heads, and photo/video/field tripods
  • Rotating tripod collar allows user to precisely adjust the eyepiece position relative to tripod head
  • Long eye relief at all magnifications allows for more comfortable viewing with reduced eye strain, especially during long-duration glassing sessions
  • Generous 4.25mm exit pupil at 15x will cover most pupils as they open and dilate in low light to keep the whole scene in view without vignetting
Construction Details
  • Durable magnesium alloy chassis helps to reduce weight without sacrificing strength and stability
  • Protective rubber armoring protects against impacts and bumps
  • Argon-filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and resistant to internal fogging when moving through extreme changes in temperature and environmental conditions
  • Retractable sun shade prevents lens flares that can spook game, reduces glare to maintain contrast and clarity in the view, and keeps rain or snow off lens for clearer views in inclement weather
  • Stay-on/view-through nylon case that makes setup and breakdown on a tripod fast and easy
UPC: 813869020481
In the Box
Athlon Optics Ares 20-60x85 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)
  • Lens Cloth
  • Eyepiece Cap
  • Objective Lens Cap
  • Soft Carrying Case
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Athlon Optics Ares specs

    Magnification 20 - 60x
    Objective Lens Diameter 85mm
    Field of View 102 - 51' @ 1000 yd / 34 - 17 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance 29.5' / 9.0 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 4.25 - 1.4 mm
    Eye Relief 19.8 - 17.8 mm
    Filter Thread None
    Mounting Thread 1/4"-20
    Weatherproofing Argon-filled, waterproof and fogproof
    Dimensions 15.7 x 3.9" / 39.9 x 9.9 cm
    Weight 4.2 lb / 1.9 kg

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