Opticron ES 80 GA SD/45 Reviews
Product Type: Opticron telescopes
Description:Brand: Opticron / Type: Refracting telescope
Newest Review: ... At just shy of £400 there's no denying the ES is a substantial outlay, but, with Opticrons triple lens design and their ... more
Customer Opticron ES 80 GA SD/45 Reviews (2)
by - written on 17/03/12, updated on 17/03/12 (Very useful, 123 readings)
A device that's used in observation must score highly in at least three key areas to be considered truly useful. A portable, durable and optically clear fieldscope will soon become an indispensable tool for the twitcher, astronomer and nosey neighbour alike! I myself fall into the former two categories (but that's only because of the subpoena, prohibiting me from the third). No, Not really of course, but whatever your monoculous needs, the ES by Opticron is a great place to start. Setting itself apart from the competition, the ES manages to unite the big three together under a price tag that, whilst cannot be considered cheap, is certainly commensurate to it's ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/03/09 (Very useful, 1291 readings)
I'm a keen birdwatcher and am lucky enough to live near the Wirral coast with its lovely beaches, fantastic wildlife, and Cheshire's own island, Hilbre. The main optical item birdwatchers use is, of course, a pair of binoculars. For sea watchers, hoping to see skuas, terns, seals, and (occasionally!) cetaceans, a telescope is a must, however. Animals observed during sea watching can be up to a mile away. To have any chance of identifying what's in the view, and to get as good a look as possible, a large telescope is recommended. In other words, for observing from the shore, aperture is king! A scope with an objective lens of at least 80mm will give ... Read the complete review
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