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APM Telescopes 85mm APO Spotting Scope

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The APM ED85 Spotting Scope is perfect for the discerning birdwatcher and nature observer

This refined instrument features a triplet apochomatic objective using ED glass. This provides a highly corrected image with excellent optical performance yielding lifelike, true colour images. A fourth lens is used at the rear of the tube for focusing. The prism used is a Porro type, the best for optical performance. All optics are fully broadband multi-coated for maximum light transmission and contrast.

In addition to its excellent optics, the ED85 features a 4:1 ratio dual speed focuser for perfect focusing. The spotting scope body is constructed from lightweight magnesium alloy, is fully waterproof and nitrogen gas filled for clear, fog free viewing. At the front of the tube a sliding dew sheild is provided to prevent glare and enhance contras

Supplied with the ED85 is a 7.63-22.6mm Zoom Eyepiece offering 20-60x Magnification. This is constructed from 8 elements and provides a generous 20-18mm of eye relief depending on zoom position. It is therefore suitable for use with or without spectacles.

The supplied zoom should only be considered a basic 'get you started' eyepiece. To fully realise the excellent performance the ED85 is capable of, it is recommended to substitute the supplied eyepiece for one of higher performance. For those wishing to retain the flexibility of a zoom, we recommend the Baader MkIV Eyepiece in conjunction with the APM 1.25" Spotting Scope Eyepiece Adapter. For those looking for the ultimate in sharpness and contrast, the adapter in combination with any of the APM Binocular eyepieces or the outstanding APM HI-FW Eyepiece.

In addition the the Zoom Eyepiece, the ED85 is also supplied with a 'stay on' case and strap allowing you to transport the ED85 in the field keeping it and the optics free from potential damage.


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