Celestron 52306 Regal M2 100ED Spotting Scope

Celestron 52306 Regal M2 100ED Spotting Scope

  • ED Objective Lens: Minimizes chromatic aberration, &#1072&#1089&#1089&#965r&#1072t&#1077 color reproduction, increased resolution &#1072n&#1281 contrast
  • XLT Coatings (Fully Multi-Coated Optics)
  • 22-67x Zoom Eyepiece
  • Magnesium Alloy Body: Th&#1110&#1109 material &#1110&#1109 strong &#1072n&#1281 durable, b&#965t lighter weight th&#1072n traditional aluminum alloy housings.
  • Rotating tripod mount w&#1110th detents: P&#406&#1072&#1089&#1077 th&#1077 orientation &#959f th&#1077 eyepiece &#1110n th&#1077 best viewing position f&#959r application.

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List Price: $ 849.95

Price: $ 849.95

3 thoughts on “Celestron 52306 Regal M2 100ED Spotting Scope

  1. 9 of 9 people establish the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Crisp and Clean optics! AWESOME, August 6, 2013
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    I received the scope today and immediately set it up. I liked that the eyepiece had a really nice eyepiece cover made out of a solid metal. Probably brass or something. I then place on a tripod and started focusing on stuff in the space. I used the sighting line on the lens shade to help site in. I establish this simpler than other spotting scopes I have used. Others have a tiny sighting scope that just seems to make the scope bulkier. I have a Nikon spotting scope and the spotter is plastic. Once I felt I was lined up I was able to use the course focus adjustment to focus on the stuff. Once this was set the fine adjustment really brought in the oppose crisp and clear. The focus adjustments were simple to use, smooth and quick to set. I used various stuff at variable distances. Very smooth to adjust the focus and establish it was simple to set by feel of my hand.

    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 stuff and establish it simple to zoom in and out by rotating the eyepiece. As mentioned adjusting the focus was simple to do with my hand while looking through the eye piece.

    The tripod mount allows rotation of the scope. Real simple 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 honestly simple 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 level. I can see how the versatile positioning will work with the proper mount.

    The tripod mount is splendid because it has 4 holes to mount with. This allows to mount the scope balance. My Nikon has one hole so but the scope mounts is how it mounts. The Celestron mount is much better.

    After I setup the scope and practiced I disassembled and place in the involve bag that it came with. I drove out to the rifle range. I place some lead down range about 200 yards and was able to see my target crystal clear. I used 3 different rifles. .308 easily seen and clear, .223 clear and crisp, and .17 HMR no issues seeing how I did. I used standard profile targets, non color change.

    Highly recommended.

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  2. 6 of 6 people establish the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    -Celestron Regal M2 65ED vs Eddy Viper HD 65, March 4, 2014
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    I had both of these spotting scopes side by side for comparison. My results are as follows.

    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 peripheral with the Eddy being a small “tacky” feeling and the Celestron being a small smooth. Both have rotating rings and a foot for attachment to a tripod. The Celestron fit my tripod adapter, the Eddy did not. Different sizes so beware. Objective cover for the Eddy is soft rubber push on, the Celestron has a solid plastic two clip cover like on most SLR lenses. The eyepiece cover for the Eddy covers the eye cup and the Celestron covers the full eyepiece down to the scope body and is made of metal and is screwed on to the scope body. Both have sliding sun shades. Largest variation externally is the picatinny rail on the Eddy. Celestron does not have one. The rail is for mounting a very small “scope” for finding oppose promptly. Really nice thought. The “slow” and “quick” focusing is on the top right on the Celestron and directly on top on the Eddy. I liked the Eddy 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 Eddy costs about 150 more than the Celestron. One variation in operation of the scope was the eyecup and eye relief. When you place your eye up to the Eddy 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 place your eye to the eyepiece. I noticed I had to search around a small to find the best view with the Eddy, but the Celestron was much more forgiving of having my eye out of direct line or at the right space. Image acquisition was much quicker with the Celestron. Eye glass wearers would not have an come forth with either of them. Incidentally the Celestron advertises the use of a groove in the sun shade to help find an oppose quicker. It is really useless in the 65 mm scope. You can’t find any place to look down the groove, the body of the scope is in the way. Maybe you can in their larger objective lens scopes. Also, the Eddy zoom is 15-45 and the Celestron is 16-48. No real world practical variation.

    Conclusion: I finished up keeping the Celstron 65. Here were things I liked about them both but what did it for me was the image acquisition speed in the Celestron and absolution of eye placement. Eye piece cover was also nicer, more secure on the Celestron. As I mentioned, they were sweet much identical as far as image quality. The focus and zoom operation seemed to be just a bit nicer quality on the Celestron also. I liked the picatinny rail on the Eddy. A nice design. I may try to place one on the Celestron.

    By the way, it would be nice if the mounting ring shoe was reversed on the Celeston scope since most of the scope weight is in the rear the mount. My guess is that the 80 and 100 mm scopes balance sweet well with the shoe mounted this way, but the 65 is shorter and lighter on the front end making it balance differently. It is back end heavy. I contacted Celestron a few days ago about reversing the ring and they said it was not possible.

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  3. 6 of 6 people establish the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Splendid scope at a fantastic price, August 17, 2013
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    gj (Philadelphia, pa USA) –

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    This review is from: Celestron 52306 Regal M2 100ED Spotting Scope (Electronics)
    Splendid scope for the price. I have tested several scopes before and this one fits the bill. This works just as well and with all the features of much privileged end scopes. For eg, the dual focusing works splendid and just as well as one of the >$2000 scopes. Night time use is splendid and it is bright enough. I like that it is angled and not honest. It would depend if you need the scope to be down low or not. I reckon Celestron has the best optics for it’s price. Having DSLR adapters are splendid but I hope here would be an iphone adapter soon.
    The scope also looks very durable with solid materials unlike some of the other scopes. Simple to use. It is certainly worth the price and save you money on the quality of the scope.

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