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Barr and Stroud Sahara 20-60x80 Spotting Scope

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Price: £112.50 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • 24Hr Courier Delivery Direct from Barr & Stroud Distributors Weekdays only
  • Nitrogen Purged, Waterproof, Anti Fogging,
  • BAK-4 Prisms
  • Multicoated Optics
  • 20-60 Zoom

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Barr and Stroud Sahara 20-60x80 Spotting Scope + Hama Star 62 Tripod with Carry Case
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  • Boxed-product Weight: 2 Kg
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  • Item model number: 'Sahara' 20-60x80
  • ASIN: B002BTJPHC
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jun 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,274 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Cheerful Fellow on 26 July 2012
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I have not long taken up bird watching and purchased this scope to obtain better views of coastal birds than was possible with binoculars. I was not sure how much weight I would be happy carrying around nature reserves and it is one of the lightest with an 80mm objective lens. I have now used this scope four times on coastal marshes and think that the performance represents excellent value for money. There are inevitable compromises or limitations at this budget price point but the strengths are real strengths. In a nutshell, at the lower magnifications approximately between 20 to 30, image sharpness and brightness are excellent; amazing for the money. Sharpness starts to fall off very approximately beyond 30 plus magnification but in my view, still remains good or respectable in the 30 to 40 range. As best as can be judged, very approximately between the magnifications of 40 to 50 you pay the price of compromise for a relatively low priced product, and sharpness notably falls off becoming fair. Image sharpness is not good in the 50 to 60 magnification range but is certainly worth having and I have enjoyed using it. Another real strength is that the image remains surprisingly bright at sun set when the light has seriously faded. As the magnification increases into the higher ranges image brightness does decline but not dramatically and in an acceptable way. The scope also has an excellent and well made protective stay-on-case that doesn't have to be removed to use the scope, giving it further protection. It fits like a glove, is a pleasure to use and can be easily removed or put back on. The scope is also waterproof so you can have peace of mind in wet weather and I had no problem fitting it to a standard tripod mount.Read more ›
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By D. Lawrence on 18 Aug 2012
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I ordered this scope with, I will admit, some trepidation. When it arrived this was quickly dispelled! I couldn't afford hundreds of pounds for one of the more famous makes but I wanted an 80mm objective for the extra light gathering power. This instrument certainly fits the bill despite the modest price. I certainly can't see any spherical or chromatic aberration. The scope is lightweight and comes with an excellent stay-on case. The 20x - 60x eyepiece isn't removable but I don't see this as a problem for this price. An excellent birding scope for those on a budget!
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By KGB007 on 21 Aug 2010
I bought a Barr & Stroud 20-60x80 spotting scope as I had seen a colegues and was very impressed. I ordered it one day and it was delivered the next, now thats service. My sport is archery and I need to destinguish the "nock" (back end) of my arrows that are in a target at 100 yards. The target would also have many other competitors arrows in it so I must be able to identify my own and the size is approximately 6mm diameter. This I can do very easily with the spotting scope I have just bought. I would recomend "if you need a spotting scope check this one out".
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By mr david howat on 18 May 2013
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nice scope with decent optics ,light enough to carry for a few hours with ease . views are pretty good for a sub £100 scope [60x's is pushing the optics but still useable , the 20x and 40x zoom are great for bird spotting
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By johan on 10 July 2012
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This is very good value for your money. I'm not saying it is perfect but given the price I am very pleased with it. It only lacks a bit of sharpness in the full-zoom range (going over say x45-x50 will give you an easily visible drop in sharpness) but the image is nice and sharp in the lower zoom range. Standard tripod mount on my scope.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Veronica on 12 Jun 2013
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It has done as on the tin. I research scopes in this price range as I did not want to pay a lot of money. I Have used it for "birding" and the range is very good and clear.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Yan on 26 Jan 2013
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Being a keen bird watcher for many decades now I thought it was about time I bought my first scope. Furthermore my local reserve is an open wetland where when the birds are a long way off I simply cannot tell what they are.
Having looked through many bird watchers telescopes (always asked and no one ever said no)I came to what might seem an obvious conclusion= that a Swan remains a Swan no matter how expensive or cheap the scope that you look through.

I ordered this scope as I have heard/read many good reviews and have looked through a couple on nature reserves. It really is an excellent piece of kit. It is cheap, light weight, has a lovely bright image and has transformed my bird watching; birds that were distant, dark specks are now easily identified. I rest it on the window ledge of the hide so need for a tripod yet. It comes with a very good protective case and was delivered the day after I ordered it!

Bird watching has always been an inexpensive hobby that any of us, no matter where we live, can enjoy. This scope at £95 is a bargain and is comparable with scopes many times it's price. There really is no need to spend £500, £1000, etc on a scope.
Happy birding.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By PaulC on 8 Sep 2011
Very happy with this scope. I use it for watching the shipping traffic around the harbour close to my home, and it is excellent for closing up on names, equipment etc. The single problem is of course not with the scope itself, but with the support for it, which should be rock-steady. The tripod which I bought to support it (the Hama offered as a companion purchase) would be good for a small camera, but the weight of the scope is such that it wobbles continuously, which makes clear viewing at high magnification very difficult - not impossible, though; just takes practice. Recommended.Barr and Stroud Sahara 20-60x80 Spotting Scope
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