|With Swarovski Optik spotting scopes, you'll always have a balcony view. The Swarovski ATM 80 HD spotting scope, for instance, offers such features as outstanding long-distance focusing, high light transmission, and high magnification power, turning every observation into an adventure. The ATM 80--which is made using state-of-the-art magnesium technology--features an 80mm objective lens diameter and excellent light-gathering qualities, letting you observe objects in razor-sharp detail even at high magnifications and in low-light conditions. The scope also offers an angled chassis, which lets you comfortably watch birds soaring in the air or hanging out in trees without twisting your neck. Best of all for viewers on the move, the scope's magnesium housing is unusually lightweight and extremely rugged, making it a great choice for birdwatchers or travelers who frequently change locations. |
The ATM 80 is outfitted with fluoride-containing HD lenses, which minimize color fringing (chromatic aberration) and deliver high-contrast images with precise outlines. The HD lenses are terrific for regular viewing, but they're particularly valuable for digital photographers who want to take pictures through the spotting scope (a process known as digiscoping).
Every spotting scope in the Swarovski Optik collection is well built and protected from scratches or dents. Swarovski scopes' enhanced Swarodur or Swarotop coatings guarantee lifelike color reproduction and outstanding image brightness even at dusk. The scopes also feature a nonstick Swaroclean coating on the outer surface of each lens. The coating--which helps extend the lifespan of your lens--is particularly effective when you need to remove dried-on mineral residues (such as water marks from condensation), insect repellents, and tree resin. Finally, each Swarovski scope boasts a rubber armoring that protects against shock and noise. Dustproof, waterproof, and submersible to 13 feet, the ATM 80 HD spotting scope carries a lifetime warranty.
Swarovski eyepieces are sold separately.
Swarovski's ATM 80 HD spotting scope features HD lenses with optimized coatings for maximum color fidelity.
- Objective lens: 80mm
- Objective and ocular lens focal length: 460mm
- Shortest focusing distance: 16.4 feet
- Dioptric correction: Greater than 5
- Objective lens filter thread: M82x0.75
- Length: 13.98 inches
- Weight: 45.2 ounces
- Warranty: Limited lifetime
About Swarovski Optik
Although founded in 1949, Swarovski Optik's roots actually trace all the way back to 1895, when Austrian Daniel Swarovski--who invented the world's first electric grinding machine for jewelry stones--established the family-owned Swarovski Crystal in the province of Tyrol. Since then, the name Swarovski has become synonymous worldwide with the clearest crystal, precision grinding, and a brilliant spirit of innovation, as the original enterprise continued branching out into additional lines of business.
Swarovski Optik owes its rise to Wilhelm Swarovski, son of the original founder and an avid hobby astronomer, who decided to build his own improved binocular in 1935 at a mere 17 years of age. With access to the specialized glass production and finishing technologies already used to manufacture jewelry stones in his father's factory, Wilhelm managed to develop a novel prism fabrication and grinding process that he applied in constructing his first 6x30 binocular. Wilhelm went on to found Swarovski Optik KG in Absam, Tyrol, in 1949, thus laying the foundation for a sports optics company with a global reputation. His company's first serial product, the Habicht 7x42, is still an industry standard in the field of hunting optics and continues to be produced in the best tradition of its founder.