Reviewed by Tony Pizzata
Swarovski has recently introduced a new spotting scope to their range of optics. Referred to as the STR 80 with reticle, it offers an illuminated reticle featuring a ranging reticle like a riflescope. While the illuminated reticle features adjustable brightness settings, this 80mm spotting scope can be used for estimating the range to a target using MIL-based or MOA-based lines on the cross hairs.
Swarovski Optik are the first manufacturer to successfully project a reticle directly in a spotting scope which also enables the reticle to be activated or deactivated as required. Ideal for long-range hunters and shooters, the new STR 80 also allows the use of the TLS-APO Digiscoping Adaptor, so accessories like a camera can be fitted or the PA-i5 for iPhone 5 and 5S for taking photos and film. Thanks to its powerful, crystal-clear HD optics with Fluoride-containing lenses and 80mm objective diameter, this spotting scope guarantees optimum display quality and very impressive detail even over long distances. To find out more ask at your local Swarovski authorised dealer or visit www.swarovskioptik.com