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Opticron Spotting Scopes

The Opticron HR66 Straight ED provides high quality, sharp, crisp images with excellent colour transmission due to the ED optics.

All of the HR66 series are nitrogen filled, rubber covered and rain waterproof, have close focusing to 5m, a 66mm objective lens and a 30 year guarantee.

Opticron HR66 spotting scopes are sold as bodies (without eyepieces), an eyepiece is needed in addition to the scope itself.

Stock Availability: Discontinued, details shown for reference purposes only.

Price shown includes VAT and SHIPPING for this item to: Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Other countries shipping is charged at cost, email for details.

This page updated: 09 October 2018
Opticron HR66 Straight ED
Min Focusing5m
Dimensions: Length290mm
Relevent links for this item (links open in a new window) Accessories for Opticron HR66 Straight ED
Opticron HR66 Eyepiece HR23xW £57.00
Opticron HR66 Eyepiece HR30xW £57.00
Opticron HR66 Eyepiece HR20-60x £149.00
Opticron HR66 Eyepiece HDF20x £139.00
Opticron HR66 Eyepiece HDF88x £99.00
Opticron HR66 Eyepiece HDF18-54x £199.00
Opticron Stay on Case for HR66 Straight £69.00
Pyser Lander £49.00
ROR 2oz Lens Cleaner £9.99
Opticron Microfiber Lens Cloth £3.50
Opticron HR66 Eyepiece SDL18-54x £289.00
This item has discontinued accessories associated with it. We have decided to display these accessories in the table to the right. We regularly get asked for details of discontinued accessories, to be honest, we are not sure why, but hopefully clearly showing the discontinued accessories will be of help Discontinued Accessories for Opticron HR66 Straight ED
Discontinued Accessories 
Opticron HR66 Eyepiece HR20x £57.00
Opticron HR66 Eyepiece HR42x £57.00
Opticron HR66 Eyepiece HDF22x £117.00
Opticron HR66 Eyepiece HDF28x £159.00
Opticron HR66 Eyepiece HDF38x £179.00
Opticron HR66 Eyepiece HDF70x £99.00

04/02/2016 14:24:04
What is this scope like for photography?

eebc - Chris
04/02/2016 15:39:26
We do not and never have sold cameras, so it is difficult for us to answer your question. I suppose that could mean we are also fairly impartial when it comes to commenting on such things.

The main problem with scopes is that not much light comes out of them, if you take the lens off a SLR camera the lens nearest the camera body is a decent size to allow as much light as possible to get to the film/CCD sensor. Scopes and binoculars are designed for humans, not cameras, if you get the best eyepiece, the Opticron SDL zoom, the exit pupil (the size of the hole in the eyepiece the image come out of - to see an exit pupil, hold a pair of binoculars at arms length and look at the eyepieces, you will see in the middle of them the exit pupil) is only 3.7mm in diameter, this is fine for the human eye, but obviously not ideal for photography.

That being said, the Opticron ED scopes are very good at letting as much light as possible get through the scope, the advanced coatings and ED objective element all maximise light transmission.

Most people seem to use telephones or small compact cameras and literally point them down the eyepiece, some have very good results.

The 66mm scope should be "OK" particularly on bright days and if used with the extremely high quality SDL eyepiece. The bigger Opticron HR80 would allow much more light though to the camera, the downside is it is heavier, bigger and more expensive, but it is the option that most people who want to take photos go for.
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