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High Resolution ED Fieldscopes
HR 66 GA ED, HR 80 GA ED

Discontinued April 2008.
Listings for eyepieces and accessories are updated to reflect current models.

Sunset pic

Designed and manufactured to deliver unbeatable optical performance and reliability, the High Resolution ED series represents the definitive choice for anyone serious about fieldscopes. Built to withstand extremes in temperature, to operate unaffected by rain or humidity the models can be used almost anywhere from the Sahara to Antarctica.

The selection of body types, eyepieces and accessories are the result of understanding the needs of the professional, and as such are unparalleled in providing exactly what you want when you need it.

The advantages of ED
By using an ED or 'extra low dispersion' glass element in the primary objective system, these fieldscopes provide a higher degree of colour correction when compared to conventional glass objectives. More apparent at higher magnifications and under certain light conditions (e.g. when looking over water on a bright warm day) the image appears sharper and colours remain truer to life across the magnification range.
The ability to bring into clear and sharp focus indistinct objects such as coloured identification rings or shades of plumage in poor light over long distances are the hallmarks of an HR ED fieldscope. This extra optical clarity combined with all the features and exceptional build quality make them the definitive choice for the professional ornithologist.

HR 80 / 45 pic

Model illustrated: HR 80 GA ED / 45

HR 80 GA ED
With outstanding low light performance, the HR 80 GA ED comfortably maintains superb colour contrast even in the poorest field conditions.

The long focal objective lens provides the unique opportunity of using long the eyerelief, high power, wide angle HDF T 27xWW & 38xWW eyepieces for superb long range viewing.

There are also three zoom eyepiece options in the HR2 27-80x, HDF T 24-72x and SDL 24-72x.

HR 66 pic

Model illustrated: HR 66 GA ED

HR 66 GA ED
Receiving the highest praise from independent surveys and industry alike, the HR 66 GA ED is firmly established as the preferred choice among fieldscope users everywhere.

When used with the HDF T 20xWW & 28xWW 'flat field' eyepieces, plus SDL 18-54x image quality is both outstanding and very comfortable - essential when viewing for long periods.

All models feature a high definition 5 element ED objective lens system, BK 7 prisms and unique Opticron N-type multi-coating. This combination maximises colour contrast, clarity and definition especially at higher magnifications under a range of different light conditions.

The fieldscopes are fully nitrogen gas filled waterproof and are also protected with a durable natural rubber armour.

Other features include: retractable rubber covered lens hood, rotating tripod sleeve on all 45° angled models, easy-to-use rubber covered focusing wheel, sighting bar and the assurance of a comprehensive 30 year guarantee.


Specifications

Specifications 66 ED 66 ED/45 80 ED 80 ED/45
Product Code
OG dia (mm)
Min Focus (m)
Length (mm)
Weight (g)
Price £ inc. VAT
40869
66
4.5
280
1200
549.00*
40870
66
4.5
295
1290
599.00*
40867
80
7.5
360
1800
749.00*
40868
80
7.5
395
1900
799.00*

 

 

 

 

 

*SRP £ Apr 2008

Eyepieces
A wide range of eyepieces are available for Opticron fieldscopes. Choosing the best one is often confusing but making the right choice will depend on price and application. It is important you remember the eyepiece is an integral part of the system and choosing a lower quality lens will affect overall image quality.

SDL v2 Eyepiece CLICK FOR IMAGE
5-group, 8-element ‘super’ zoom, the SDLv2 offers superior cross-field definition with exceptional viewing comfort. Waterproof and fitted with a rotating eyecup. Supplied in soft padded case. 10 year guarantee.

Eyepiece Code 40936
Magnification (66)
Magnification (80)
Price £ inc. VAT
18-54x
24-72x
299.00

 




 

 

HDF Eyepieces CLICK FOR IMAGES
High definition eyepieces with long eye relief. Models are wide angle (except 40861). Models marked (*) feature alloy twist type retractable eyecup. 10 year guarantee.

Eyepiece Code 40810* 40831* 40861
Magnification (66)
Magnification (80)
Price £ inc. VAT
20xWW
27xWW
139.00
28xWW
38xWW
129.00
88x
120x
99.00

 

 

 

 

HR Eyepieces CLICK FOR IMAGES
Designed for the value conscious user wanting long eye relief. 41145 HR3 zoom features twist type eyecup. 5 year guarantee.

Eyepiece Code 40930 40931 41145
Magnification (66)
Magnification (80)
Price £ inc. VAT
23xWA
31xWA
57.00
30xWA
41xWA
57.00
20-60x
27-80x
129.00

 

 

 



Telephotography

Wildlife montage

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 HR scopes.

Accessories
CLICK HERE for information on Waterproof cases
CLICK HERE for information on Storage cases and Eyepiece cases
CLICK HERE for information on Tripods and Mounts
CLICK HERE for information on the 2x Universal Tele-adapter for SDL, HDF and HR eyepieces