With Swarovski Optik spotting scopes, you'll always have a balcony view. The Swarovski ATS 80 HD spotting scope, for instance, offers such features as outstanding long-distance focusing, high light transmission, and ultra-high magnification power, turning every observation into an adventure. The aluminum ATS 80 boasts a large 80mm objective lens diameter and excellent light-gathering qualities,
letting you observe objects in razor-sharp detail even at high magnifications and in low-light conditions. Every bit as important are the fluoride-containing HD lenses, which minimize color fringing (chromatic aberration) and deliver high-contrast images with precise outlines. The HD lenses are terrific for regular viewing, but they're particularly valuable for digital photographers who want to take pictures through the spotting scope. And because of the scope's angled design, it's eminently suitable for watching birds soar in the air or hang out in trees without twisting your neck.
Unlike many Swarovski scopes, this model comes with a 20-60x eyepiece that's terrific for dynamic birding situations. That's because the eyepiece lets you scan the terrain with a broad field of view (108 to 60 feet at 1,000 yards), or zoom in close to identify a specific bird. In addition, the eyepiece accommodates eyeglasses wearers thanks to its individually adjustable twist-in eyecups, which are removable for cleaning. And, like all Swarovski optics, the eyepiece produces luminous, diamond-bright images with edge-to-edge sharpness across the entire magnification range.
Each spotting scope in the Swarovski Optik collection is well built and protected from scratches or dents. The scopes' enhanced Swarodur or Swarotop coatings guarantee lifelike color reproduction and outstanding image brightness even at dusk. The scopes also feature a nonstick Swaroclean coating on the outer surface of each lens. The coating--which helps extend the lifespan of your lens--is particularly effective when you need to remove dried-on mineral residues (such as water marks from condensation), insect repellents, and tree resin. Finally, each Swarovski scope boasts a rubber armoring that protects against shock and noise. Dustproof, waterproof, and submersible to 13 feet, the ATS 80 HD spotting scope carries a lifetime warranty.
Spotting scope specifications:
- Objective lens: 80mm
- Objective and ocular lens focal length: 460mm
- Shortest focusing distance: 16.4 feet
- Dioptric correction: Greater than 5
- Objective lens filter thread: M82x0.75
- Length: 13.98 inches
- Weight: 45.2 ounces
- Warranty: Limited lifetime
- Magnification: 20-60x
- Angle of view: 2.1 to 1.1 degrees
- Field of view: 108 to 60 feet @ 1,000 yards
- Exit pupil diameter: 3.3 to 1.1mm
- Eye relief: 17mm
- Relative brightness: 10.6 to 1.2mm
- Twilight factor: 36.1 to 62.4mm
- Dimensions: 3.6 x 2.2 inches
- Weight: 9.12 ounces
- Warranty: Limited lifetime