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Celestron 52304 Regal M2 65ED Spotting Scope
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- ED Objective Lens: Minimizes chromatic aberration, accurate color reproduction, increased resolution and contrast.
- XLT Coatings (Fully Multi-Coated Optics)
- 16-48x Zoom Eyepiece and Standard 1.25" Eyepiece, Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) : 131-68 ft / 43-23 m, Close Focus - 16.4 ft / 5 m
- Magnesium Alloy Body: This material is strong and durable, but lighter weight than traditional aluminum alloy housings.
- Rotating tripod mount with detents: Place the orientation of the eyepiece in the best viewing position for application.
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|Item Dimensions||3.75 x 4.6 x 13.1 inches|
|Item Display Weight||1,327 grams|
|Item Weight||4.5 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||5.3 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
The eyepiece is a 16x to 48x magnification. I set the eyecup up since I do not wear glasses. Felt very comfortable. I started at 16x on objects and found it easy to zoom in and out by rotating the eyepiece. As mentioned adjusting the focus was easy to do with my hand while looking through the eye piece.
The tripod mount allows rotation of the scope. Real easy to do, slight turn of the knob and the tripod ring rotates. As the ring rotates it clicks into different positions. I rotated it a full 360 degrees as the manual states. At the same time I adjusted the eye piece fairly easy by loosening the lock ring on the eye piece. Nice to be able to do this. I like to go to the gun range and shoot prone. I can see how the versatile positioning will work with the proper mount.
The tripod mount is great because it has 4 holes to mount with. This allows to mount the scope balance.Read more ›
Glad I did. It's a grey, cloudy, PA day right now, mid-afternoon, and I've got the Regal LER model to read bottle labels off a spray bottle at the Progressive Auto Repair joint apx. 250-275 yards away. The rubber eyecap on the eyepiece needs a little shortening but the eye relief is MASSIVE once that's done. Additionally, the image is clear, clear, clear right up to the edges. I think this is perfect for shooting in which you have spotter on the target from scorers in the pits. The zoom eyepiece has it's limitations, but I've gotten close to 50x with very little degradation of image. 38-45x seems to be the sweet spot though. I've heard one of the drawbacks was weight, but the M2 has been redesigned as well. It's no where near as big or heavy as I expected. Certainly smaller than the Bushnell Legend as that thing seems more designed to fight bears than as a fine-tuned optics instrument.Read more ›
Design: I'll state the obvious first since you can see most of this from photos of the two spotting scopes. Both scopes have a kind of rubber like exterior with the Vortex being a little "tacky" feeling and the Celestron being a little smooth. Both have rotating rings and a foot for attachment to a tripod. The Celestron fit my tripod adapter, the Vortex did not. Different sizes so beware. Objective cover for the Vortex is soft rubber push on, the Celestron has a solid plastic two clip cover like on most SLR lenses. The eyepiece cover for the Vortex covers the eye cup and the Celestron covers the entire eyepiece down to the scope body and is made of metal and is screwed on to the scope body. Both have sliding sun shades. Biggest difference externally is the picatinny rail on the Vortex. Celestron does not have one. The rail is for mounting a very small "scope" for finding object quickly. Really nice idea. The "slow" and "fast" focusing is on the top right on the Celestron and directly on top on the Vortex. I liked the Vortex on top, my son liked the Celestron focus. So, each to his own. Both have rotating eye cups.
Optics: Well, they were virtually tied in quality of optics as far as I can tell. Note that the Vortex costs about 150 more than the Celestron. One difference in operation of the scope was the eyecup and eye relief. When you put your eye up to the Vortex and touch the eyecup edge with your nose for example you see a darkening around the edge of the image. If you pull your eye away from the eyecup it will fill and be ok. The Celestron view is perfect the minute you put your eye to the eyepiece.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After researching spotting scopes for months, I chose the Celestron Regal M2 80ED. I wanted a spotting scope to use for birding, observing wildlife, and star gazing (casual... Read morePublished 5 days ago by DLH
I researched and compared many spotting scopes before deciding on this one. I am very pleased with my purchase. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
You can't beat it for the money! Very clear optics and a solid piece of work. There are people saying "buy a better scope" and yes, if you have $1500 or more you can buy a... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Art R.
One reviewer wrote: "Whenever I found a target and tried to steady the scope, the scope invariably drooped and wouldn't stay put. Read morePublished 2 months ago by steve
This scope does not produce a razor sharp image and seemed to have trouble completely focusing and would not fine tune. Read morePublished 2 months ago by M-10
First off, the optics are great. I took the attached pictures (base, 20x, and 60x magnifiation) around 6pm, so the light wasn't great by any means, but even at 60x magnification,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. Champ
Been itching to write a review of the Celestron Regal M2 100ED spotter. It's by far an excellent value in long distance, nigh clarity spotting scopes for range work and for spot... Read morePublished 3 months ago by SidecarFlip
Once you get the hang of using this, it's GREAT!!! It is actually so powerful that you have to be really far away from the subject. Could not ask for a better scope!!Published 4 months ago by Melinda from MS