ES v3 Fieldscopes
ES 80 GA SD/45, ES 80 GA ED/45, ES 100 GA ED/45
Featuring an upgraded optical system for improved colour contrast and apparent resolution, ES v3 fieldscopes are designed and manufactured to deliver ‘best in class’ optical performance combined with rugged dependability and real user comfort.
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.
Main features include a tri-element high definition objective lens (SD or ED) with Opticron F-type multi-coating that visibly increases both colour contrast and clarity over standard multi-coatings, magnesium, aluminium and polycarbonate body protected in textured rubber armour plus nitrogen waterproofing to eliminate condensation.
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 the models offer an exciting array of viewing options of 20x to 100x (80mm) and 30x to 134x (100). For even greater magnification a 2.5x Tele-adapter is available for SDL, HDF and HR eyepieces.
ES models can be converted for use with SLR cameras for telephotography and are supplied complete with a 30 year guarantee.
ES 80 GA SD/45
The suffix SD for standard belies the quality of this tri-element F500 viewing platform. Utilising Opticron F-type high refractive index multi-coating complete with BK 7 prisms the ES 80 GA SD/45 demands serious consideration for anybody interested in an 80mm fieldscope. Image texture is slightly softer than sister ED model but the instrument deals competently with a range of interspersed colours in varying light conditions up to 60x magnification, combined with accurate focusing and a welcome lack of colour distortion.
ES 80 GA ED/45
The latest optical upgrades, superior RI F-type multi-coating system and ED objective lens that virtually eliminates the distorting effects of chromatic aberration over 35x magnification all combine to further enhance the performance of this our most popular 80mm model. Images are vibrant and ‘true to life’ and what’s more - reproduced consistently across the magnification range.
ES 100 GA ED/45
The advantages of a 100mm diameter objective lens become clear when viewing at magnifications over 50x. With a surface area 1.5x that of an 80mm OG fieldscope, the ES 100 is easily able to out perform similarly specified 80mm (ED and Fluorite models) delivering brighter images with a higher resolving power. For terrestrial use, better definition and higher colour contrast mean more accurate and more enjoyable long range viewing. Preferred eyepieces include the HDF 42xWW, 27-80x and SDL 27-80x. For Astronomy the ES 100's versatility as a compact F650mm 4" refractor with erected image viewing should also be considered. Magnification options for this application include HDF 6mm and 5mm long eyerelief eyepieces delivering 107x and 134x respectively.
|Specifications||80 SD/45||80 ED/45||100 ED/45|
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Price £ inc. VAT
A wide range of eyepieces are available for use with ES fieldscopes and choosing the best eyepiece will depend on price and application. The eyepiece is an integral component in the system and a higher quality eyepiece will deliver a superior viewing experience.
SDL v2 Eyepiece CLICK FOR IMAGE
5-group 8-element ‘super’ zoom, the SDLv2 eyepiece maximises the performance gains inherent in Opticron ED objective lens fieldscopes at higher powers while maintaining superior cross-field definition coupled with exceptional viewing comfort. Model features twist-type retractable eyecup. Supplied in soft case. 10 year guarantee.
Price £ inc. VAT
HDF Eyepieces CLICK FOR IMAGES
The preferred choice for image quality, HDF eyepieces are long eyerelief giving full field of view with or without glasses and have large diameter eye lenses for viewing comfort. Fixed magnification eyepieces are wide-angle and offer a unique visual experience for the discerning user looking for maximum clarity and field of view. Models marked (*) feature alloy twist type retractable eyecup to enable individual eye to eyepiece distance adjustment. 10 year guarantee.
Price £ inc. VAT
HR Eyepieces CLICK FOR IMAGES
Good choice as either supplementary eyepiece in combination with HDF or single eyepiece for the more value conscious requiring long eyerelief as all eyepieces offer full field of view with spectacles. Models marked (*) feature a twist-type retractable eyecup. 5 year guarantee.
Price £ inc. VAT
Stay-on-the-Scope Waterproof in Black
Water resistant multi-layer padded cases individually designed to fit each model. Protects instrument while fitted to a tripod and in use. Includes removable end caps and adjustable carry strap.
Stay-on-the-Scope Waterproof in Green
As Black models but supplied with a fully adjustable neoprene carry strap for extra comfort.
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|ES 80 GA (51) Black
ES 80 GA (51G) Green
ES 100 GA (73G) Green
Telephotography, (taking high magnification photographs) is now easier then ever to enjoy using Opticron telescopes in conjunction with either D-SLR / SLR cameras, digital compact cameras or camcorders. CLICK HERE for more information on telephotography with ES scopes.
CLICK HERE for information on Storage cases and Eyepiece cases
CLICK HERE for information on Tripods and Mounts
CLICK HERE for information on the 2.5x Universal Tele-adapter for SDL, HDF and HR eyepieces