Leica APO-Televid 82 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing, Requires Eyepiece)

BH #LEAPOTV82A • MFR #40121
Leica APO-Televid 82 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing, Requires Eyepiece)
Key Features
  • 45° Angled Viewing
  • Schmidt Prism Design
  • AquaDura Lens Coatings
  • Integrated Sliding Lens Hood
Offering superb optical performance in a lightweight and easy-to-manage package, the APO-Televid 82 Spotting Scope from Leica delivers brilliant insights into nature that are rich in detail and contrast. Its high-performance optics and compact form factor make it a natural choice for digiscoping as well as conventional viewing—there's a special camera adapter that allows the viewer to convert the Televid into a high-powered telephoto lens for long-range photographic applications.
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Leica APO-Televid 82 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Performance
  • 3Construction Details
  • 4Use and Handling

Offering superb optical performance in a lightweight and easy-to-manage package, the APO-Televid 82 Spotting Scope from Leica delivers brilliant insights into nature that are rich in detail and contrast. Its high-performance optics and compact form factor make it a natural choice for digiscoping as well as conventional viewing—there's a special camera adapter that allows the viewer to convert the Televid into a high-powered telephoto lens for long-range photographic applications.

The optical system of the APO-Televid 82 combines apochromatic optics with fluoride glass and a substantial 82 mm objective to bring a significant increase in light throughput to the viewing experience. From dawn till dusk, the APO-Televid reveals astounding intimate high-resolution views of flora, fauna, and vistas.

This APO-Televid 82 features angled viewing that's favored for rapid subject location. The optional 25-50x WW aspherical eyepiece is highly recommended as a matching ocular for this scope, as its wide FOV delivers a wrap-around viewing experience that pairs well with the refined optics of the Televid scope.

Leica's legendary optical performance becomes quite apparent when viewing through the APO-Televid 82. Apochromatic color-accuracy, fluoride lenses for startling high-contrast imaging, full multi-coating throughout the system, and the addition of Leica's proprietary AquaDura protective coatings all combine to produce scenic wonder without compromise.

The die-cast housing is constructed from a lightweight magnesium alloy for its remarkable strength and rigidity. The exterior is covered in a non-reflective matte-black rubber armoring for a bit of shock/impact resiliency and a positive tactile grip in all types of weather. The scope also features a rotating tripod collar that brings a not-so-subtle increase in versatility when positioning the APO-Televid 82 for digiscoping purposes.

Note:
Eyepiece not included.

Optical Performance

  • Optically neutral front lens protects the APO optics
  • Water- and dust-repellent hydrophobic AquaDura lens coatings
  • Apochromatic fully multi-coated color-corrected optical system
  • Fluoride glass lenses for enhanced color fidelity and contrast

Construction Details

  • Robust black rubber armored die-cast magnesium housing
  • Sealed optical system is waterproof to a depth of 17.0'/5.0 m

Use and Handling

  • Objective: 82 mm
  • Rotating tripod collar with detented click stops
  • Dual focus system with microfocusing is precise and intuitive
  • Retractable lens hood with built-in peepsight for rapid subject location

Leica APO-Televid 82 Specs

Design
Viewing AngleAngled
Performance
Objective Lens Diameter82 mm
Minimum Focus Distance12.8' / 3.9 m
Features
Water ResistanceWaterproof
General
Filter Thread82 mm
DimensionsL: 12.3 x H: 4.3 x W: 3.9" / L: 31.3 x H: 10.8 x W: 10.1 cm
Weight2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.215 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.7 x 5.85 x 5.35"

Leica APO-Televid 82 Reviews

There is no Substitute

By Shawn
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-09

I used the 82 mm spotting scope last week on the top of a mountain in the collegiate peaks wilderness. I don’t know how many times I said this scope is amazing. Crystal clear and warm viewing similar to Leica binoculars. Being a glasses wearer, I was worried that the scope would be difficult to use when zooming. I glassed Near and far for deer, elk, and moose all day with my glasses with no trouble. Truly amazing and there is no substitute.

Leica spotting scope

By Mike
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-08-20

This spotting scope is just mind blowing.buy this you will love it

Easily the best scope I've ever used

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-02-15

I bought the Leica Televid after comparing against Zeiss and Swarovski. The image through the Leica was the brightest of all the alpha brands I compared. I use this scope for birding, and I have been impressed with its performance in low-light conditions, and of course bright mid-day use. The image is tack-sharp from edge to edge, with no discernible chromatic aberration. Build is rugged, and although I am still trying to find a Leica Ever Ready case, I do not worry about this scope standing up to normal wear and tear, tossing it in a bag, and everyday field use. An impressive scope!

Outstanding

By Tim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-01-11

The rubber armoring on this spotting scope is seamless, durable, aesthetically pleasing and effective. It appears to be the same as used in the Leica rubber armored binoculars which have been rated the best armoring of all binoculars by some reviewers. The dual focusing wheels work smoothly and are effective. I would have liked the fine focusing wheel to have provided and even finer focus but that is a minor issue. The rotating tripod collar works smoothly and locks securely in position but I think a minor improvement could be made by adding detents at the 90 degree positions which would assist leveling the horizon for those users into digiscoping. The retracting lens shade is effective. However, it can be a little difficult to grasp and extend if the scope is wearing the Leica Ever Ready Case. This can be remedied by adjusting the Ever Ready Case to fit a little loosely around the objective lens of the spotting scope. The objective lens cap is very heavy duty and capable of protecting the objective lens from almost anything but a deliberate attack with a hammer. No cutting corners here. The Leica Televid 25-50x eyepiece combined with the 82mm Leica spotting scope, gives a superb image. Optically superb, in the best Leica tradition. Clarity/resolution is outstanding center to edge through all focal lengths which is truly exceptional! Very good color. Bright image with outstanding contrast. Very wide exit pupil diameter and good eye relief so easy placement of the eye during field use, with or without glasses! An excellent candidate for digiscoping use. Works only moderately well with the Portugese made Leica 1.8 extender, which is the fault of the poor quality extender, not of this excellent eyepiece or the spotting scope.

Great birding scope

By Jennifer
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-02

I bought this scope to replace my much loved Leica Televid 62 because I scratched the eye piece lens in sand and the eye relief piece broke andcould not be replaced. I'm not disappointed. Great color, clarity, focus, light. I'd buy another.

Color

By STEPHEN
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-11-20

Just a note to emphasize that the color rendition of this scope is breathtaking. It is like being there, only much closer than you are. Nothing gets between you and the bird.

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