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5 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

$959.99

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AthlonAresED20-60×85 Spotting scope angle view
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Description

The Ares family of spotting scopes were designed with advanced optical quality and ease of use on top of mind, so when you are trying to collect that trophy of a lifetime, your spotting scope is one thing you don’t have to worry about. We made that task as easy as optically possible with bright, razor-sharp imagery and a rugged, weatherproof design that’s ready for any condition. They have ED glass lenses for color resolution and contrast. They also have our AFMC (Advance Fully Multi-Coatings) and feature BaK4 prisms with the new ESP Dielectric Coating. They bring super-premium clarity and brightness within the reach of most avid enthusiasts. The tough chassis is fog proof and waterproof and filled with Argon gas to prevent internal fogging and for better thermal stability. The lens are then treated externally with our XPL coating to withstand dirt, oil and grime of constant use as well as standing up to harshest weather conditions. Choose from three different models – each distinctly different in size so you have a scope tailor-made for your specific activity

SKU#:312001

Features

Aprochromatic Lens System Apochromatic lense system gives you the result of images which have greater contrast, sharpness and color definition
ED Glass ED glass gives you an image with little or no chromatic fringe so the final result brings a clearer and sharper image to your eyes
ESP Dielectric Coating ESP Dielectric Coating is a multi layer prism coating that reflects over 99% of the light to your eyes bringing you a clear, bright image that displays accurate color reproduction.
Magnesium Chassis Magnesium chassis give you the strength of a metal chassis while reducing the weight as much as 30%
XPL Coating XPL Coating gives you an extra protection on the exterior lenses from dirt, oil and scratches
Bak4 Prism Bak-4 glass prisms reflect more light to your eyes which will give you brighter and sharper image.
Advanced Fully Multi-Coated Advanced Fully Multi-Coated lenses gives you better light transmission to bring optimum brightness and true color across the entire light spectrum.
Argon Purged Argon Purging uses the inertia gas with bigger size molecules to purge any moisture out of  the tube giving you better waterproofing and thermal stability .
Waterproof Waterproof to protects the binocular in the harshest weather conditions or if accidently submerged underwater
Rotating Ring Rotating Ring allows you to rotate the scope around tripod supporting ring into the most comfortable and convenient angle for observation

Specification

Magnification 20-60
Objective Lens Diameter 85 mm
Prism Glass Bak 4
Apochromatic Lens System Yes
ESP Dielectric Coating Yes
XPL Coating Yes
ED Glass Yes
Lense Coating Advanced Fully Multi-Coated
Field of View 102-51 ft
Exit Pupil  4.2-1.4 mm
Eye Relief 0.78-0.7"
Close Focus 29.5′
Dimension (LxW) 15.7"X3.9"
Weight 66.5 oz

3 reviews for Ares 20-60×85 ED

  1. spinn71982@live.com
    5 out of 5

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    First off thank you Athlon for working with AYOU Inc. to provide a scope for our students to use during a tour of Yellowstone. At first glance I was skeptical of a new optics company, but I laid that aside after calling to speak with the staff.

    To compare this scope with notable competition I tested sided by side with a Vortex Viper 20×60-80 (NIB). Through varying light conditions up to and including complete darkness both scopes had their advantages. However, when the final minutes, and I mean minutes, of light began to fade the Athlon won out.

    From a optical standpoint the ARES 20×60-85 showed exceptional sharpness throughout the focal range, and above 45x began to shine. At this point the Viper couldn’t keep up, especially as the light changed. My subject was a white metal sided barn ranged at 1049 yards. I chose white to help differentiate color representation with warm and cool tinting. The Athlon showed better color production and presents warm hues against the white back drop, opposed to the very cool blues on the Viper. I also had the chance during this testing to offset the sun angle to check glare control. With the sunshade extended the Ares preformed excellent with no flaring present. Focus is smooth and easy to use. Power adjustments on the eye-piece were smooth with an excellent FOV. Clarity, depth, sharpness, and brightness all get high marks.

    Features and build quality are well above what one should expect and perhaps more. The overall construction of the Ares felt good in hand, easy to focus, and rigidly built to withstand rugged use. Eye relief between 20-45x is excellent, but appears to tighten to what I would rate “very good” above 45x. The eyepiece offers excellent build with smooth adjustment for eyeglass wearers. The spotter is, at a glance, very resembling of the high end euro build. (Good marketing choice)

    Between the two the Athlon gets my complete nod for overall build quality, easy of use, and optical standout. Price positioned just below the Viper and I must admit it is well worth it. I recently spent countless hours observing wolves, bears, and some monster bulls in YNP. Ranges, at time between 2-4 miles, set this scope in a very comfortable zone for me. To preform in tough atmospheric conditions (summer heatwaves) and hold it own against all the euro glass makes the spotter an excellent choice. Sure its not $2k, but with that kind of performance vs. savings one can afford more outdoor time where we all long to be anyways.

  2. silas.hernandez99@yahoo.com
    5 out of 5

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    Love this scope! I was going to get the Vortex Razor HD for birding but I decided to take a chance and go with the cheaper of the two. And it paid off! This is my first scope and it blows me away with how crystal clear it is! The focus ring is nice and easy to use and the twist up eye cup is comfortable. And the lens covers are nice and snug and stay on great. I tested it out on a cloudy dark morning one day and it performed wonderfully! I got great views of my local birds including a beautiful Yellow-bellied sapsucker. Even at high powers the scope continues to give razor sharp images. The soft protective coat for the scope that comes in the box is a little bit too small in my opinion. Other than being a little bit large this scope is every thing I hoped it would be and more. And best of all I didn’t have to break the bank. Thank you Athlon!

  3. jameslay@yahoo.com
    5 out of 5

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    More than worth the money. I work in Yellowstone National Park and I have had the opportunity to look through pretty much every kind of scope there is. I own 4 different scopes and way more binoculars than one human should ever have. This scope is an absolutely incredible value.

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