ES 80 GA SD/45 · ES 80 GA ED/45 · ES 100 GA ED/45 [2006 models]
2006 series ES fieldscopes build on the success of previous models, delivering best in class optical performance wrapped up in a brand new body.
· a 100% new body
produced in magnesium,
polycarbonate protected in
textured natural rubber
· application of Opticron F-
type multi-coating to
enhance colour contrast and apparent definition
· nitrogen waterproofing to
eliminate potential problems of condensation
Available in three variants; 80mm SD, 80mm ED and 100mm ED the instruments excel
in the most important area for the majority of users: image quality. The reduction of
almost all visible chromatic aberration at 60x magnification with the 80 SD sets the standard for both definition and tonal quality further improved upon with the 80 ED and 100 ED.
Weight is kept to a minimum and the 'scopes are well balanced for effective use on a
tripod. Other features include a retractable lens hood, integrated rubber objective lens
cover, conveniently positioned wide band focusing wheel and rotating tripod sleeve to
enable maximum versatility in hides or viewing from a sitting or prone position.
Fully compatible with SDL, HDF and HR eyepieces to offer an exciting array of viewing
options of 20x to 100x (80mm) and 30x to 134x (100), the 2.5x UTA is available for
even greater magnification.
Each model can also be converted for use with SLR cameras for telephotography and are supplied complete with a comprehensive 30 year guarantee.
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Bushcraft Officer of the Wild Empire
Registered: May 2006 Posts: 585
Review Date: Sun 7, January, 2007
Would you recommend it? Yes |
Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 8
Price and optical perfomance
Less good in overcast conditions, but this is only minor if you are really picky! The front cap hangs on from a rubber tag, somthing I think make break in time, but again this is a minor thing.
The ES 80 GA ED is a great scope that rivals those from Swarovski and Leica, but with a much lower price tag. The ES 80 is probably the most sought after scope from the makers Opticron.