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Televid 62 APO

Manufacturer
Leica

Item details

Objective Lens Diameter 62 mm
Weight 35 oz.
Length 11.6 in.
Close Focus 12.8 ft.
Weatherproofing Waterproof/Nitrogen Purged
Eyepieces available: 16x, 26x, 32x, 16-48x zoom

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Recommended
No
Price
0$
Pros
  • Lightweight and optically excellent
Cons
  • Customer Service is terrible. Poor objective coatings
My first one was bought brand new but got stolen in Costa Rica. I bought a second hand one after I returned. Great scope while everything was working ok. In 2015 the objective lens started fogging up so I sent it to Leica in Germany. Their estimate to replace the lens was 511 euros which I paid. Fourteen months late while seawatching in Oz I noticed speckling on the lens. This increased after cleaning and it was obvious the coating was coming off. Returning back to the UK I sent it off to Leica who stated the coating is fine and that the lens was scratched and it would be 280 euros to replace. Bearing in mind this is the same job that they had charged me 511 euros for. I replied that I couldn't afford to run a scope that needed a new objective lens every 18 months. Talking to fellow birders four have had similar experiences. I would never touch a Leica product again the customers service is dire and the price for repairs seems to be a random guess.
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Recommended
Yes
Price
0$
Pros
  • Sharpness and with great lens cuality and light compact body
Cons
  • Snaps off in the center, apparent manufacture defect.
I purchased my Leica Televid 62 following the recommendation of a birding fellow/guide, only 2 months after he bought his. After using it for about 2 1/2 years with extreme care my scope broke in 2 pieces just like my friend's Leica did 5 months before mine broke, pure causality?? It appears to be a manufacture defect, particularly when the body is made of some sort of plastic??!!! Wow, that was cheap of Leica. Still it was a great scope I loved the close focusing distance and the dual focus system.
Recommended
Yes
Price
0$
Pros
  • Lightweight, compact, image quality
Cons
  • Expensive but worth every penny
Excellent all-round scope. I spent several hours comparing different scopes in this category, preferred the warm image compared to the cool (blue) image of the Swarovski 65HD. Also the zoom at 16-48x is better for digiscoping than the Swarovski 20-60x, plus the wider FOV makes it easier to initially lock onto your subject. I think the APO is a must for digiscoping. I also have the 32x eyepiece but have barely used it, the zoom is so good. The resolution of detail never ceases to amaze. Should last me for the rest of my life.

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Category
Compact Spotting Scopes
Added by
Andy Bright
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