Konus Konuspot 80 - Green w/ Smartphone Adapter Spotting Scope
About this product
NEW 2020 MODEL
This model comes with a quality soft carry case, a 20x to 60x eyepiece, Mini Tripod and a green rubber armoured body.
It has impressive objective lenses of (80mm) and a zoom which takes the magnification from 20x to 60x while providing a bright and clear image.
The metal body with rubber armouring is anti-shock, rainproof and fog proof and the high-quality mechanical construction grants precision and stability.
The eyepiece is built at 45 degrees and has an extendable eyeshade.
Included in the box & Technical Features:
Great service - friendly, knowledgeable (and a good laugh). The Konus scope was a good deal for the price as well (tripod a bit slight as others have mentioned, but the optics seem great). Thanks very much!
This is my second purchase from Jacobs Digital and they have been prompt with their replies to emails. I ordered the Scope on a Monday and it arrived on the Wednesday so 5 stars for service. It was packaged in a fresh layer of cardboard which was sufficient. I like the feeling of unboxing a brand new item and was a bit disappointed to find this one had previously been opened up and taped back down, however everything was there and all looking brand new. I bought this to use for hunting in Canterbury, it’s the second one I’ve owned the other was the Vanguard Vesta 460a 15-50 x 60 (would not recommend). The Konus 80 is a hefty beast weighing around 1.5kg. The solid metal casing is great with some rubber protection around high impact areas. The magnification & focus dials move with ease and it's a straight forward scope to use. The tripod that came with it is sufficient if your'e prepared to scan around from the ground. I used an old video camera stand which was insufficient and couldn’t cope with the weight, this scope needs a heavy duty stand. I tired using the phone adapter on my iPhone XR - this was very fidgety to get the camera lens in place and I wasn’t satisfied with the end result. At 20 x magnification it’s easy to set the focus but once you start increasing the magnification it does become more difficult. At maximum magnification you really do need a steady tripod otherwise the image is bouncing around too much to be able to set the focus. Other reviews mention being unhappy with the bag, I think the bag itself is fine and will provide enough protection, but the single strap they have stitched on to the side of the bag doesn’t make any sense because of it’s position and will probably end up tearing off if you used it to carry the scope over a long distance. I don’t have the best eyesight and usually wear glasses which I removed, I was focusing in on birds along a local river and at 200 metres it was good and easy to increase the magnification. At 600 plus meters it was difficult to dial in the focus for a detailed view high magnification because even the light wind was having an affect on the image jumping around. I don’t know if this will have the ability to produce a clear image at long range even with a good tripod. Compared with my other optics: vortex viper rifle scope & Bushnell engage bino’s, the image quality is not quite as clean and leaves me wondering what the image quality is like in the more expensive brands. I can only compare this to the vesta, and the Konus80 is miles ahead in quality and magnification, although the vesta is a much smaller scope and one third the weight but at this stage I’m satisfied.
Excellent service! Talk me me through the different products, pros and cons Thanks
Well pleased with it, l live up in Coromandel town on the bush line over looking the Harbour in the Distance makes all the difference to my View.