A revolutionary spottingscope created to optimise the balance between optical
performance and size, the MM2 Mighty Midget is an ideal choice for the space and
weight conscious user looking for high quality and value or an existing Opticron 'scope
user looking for a complimentary smaller 'travelscope'.
Available in standard glass or high performance ED glass formats, the precision optical
design utilises an extendable objective lens system that allows the unit to be retracted
to under 18cm for optimum portability. Full extended the body measures just under
22cm excluding eyepiece.
Available in straight-through and
45° bodies, features include:
• 52mm objective & fully multi-
coated optical system
• Full internal focusing and close
focus to under 4m.
• MM2 25x and 15-40x
• Eyepiece cavity store for MM2
eyepieces [rear] not illustrated
• Full compatibility with Opticron
HR, HDF and SDL eyepieces
• Telephotoadapter option
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Sherlock Active Member
Registered: December 2007 Location: In a fishermans cottage on the North Devon coast Posts: 84
Review Date: Thu 18, November, 2010
Would you recommend it? Yes |
Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 8
Lightweight , Good optics, Value for money
Drawtube operation, Not waterproof, Flimsy HDF zoom screw
We have had our MM2 ED with HDF 12 x 36 zoom since late 2007.
Although we recently aquired a Nikon ed82 the MM2 is still used frequently including on a monopod while walking to and from prime bird watching areas and it serves us jolly well. The view through the ED glass is very good and having a steadyish monopod means higher magnifications can be used.
Problems with the MM2 to date -
When the lens cap is removed the rubber eyepad thingy keeps moving and it has to be pushed back each time
The adjustable eye relief securing screw worked loose once. Opticron sent another screw which I fitted but now it has worked loose again and I fear the thread has now worn because of the loosening screws. The thread on the screw is very small and not very long and the metal the screw goes into is not very thick. A weak point on the HDF zooms surely?
I made a modification as I disliked the drawtube operation. A sleeve of plastic was sliced to fit into the extending section. It is secured by very small nyloc cable ties. This negates the need for the scope to be opened in damp conditions and reduces the possibilty of allowing moist air into the internals everytime the scope is extended.
A good purchase although as I have the Nikon I now wish I had bought the Nikon ED50 so I could swap lens now and then.