Very Good Condition as shown. This spotting scope does have several small cosmetic scratches and only the B in LL Bean remains. See photos for all specifics.Functionally it is in perfect working condition and has only been used a few times. For the past 10+ years has been locked away in a temperature and humidity controlled gun safe. Also comes with dark green Leica carrying case which has last name "Burnham" written on it in marker (see photos) and is great for taking it in the field. Includes APO-Televid, zoom eye-piece, front scope cap, and protective carrying case.
Serial # for APO-Televid 77 #2013150. Serial # for eyepiece is #2045176. The "Ferrari" of spotting scopes, evolving to meet a goal of offering a bright, virtually aberration free view, shock proof (to 100 g's), corrosion and water resistant telescope. The Leica APO-TELEVID spotting telescopes offer the top optical and mechanical quality.
These are superbly well suited to hiking in any environment, for visual and photographic uses in ornithology, for observing nature, long distance inspection and surveillance, and for some applications in astronomy. The Apo TELEVID 77 telescopes employs fluorocrown optical glass in an air spaced three element (triplet) apochromatic configuration designed to provide precise optical color correction.
Colors of the spectrum have differing wavelengths; in a normal optical glass prism the red and blue rays are bent at slightly different angles as they pass through. This dispersion results in color fringing and less sharpness.In normal to wide-angle lenses this is imperceptible or is corrected with other techniques, but telescopic lenses magnify the variation in focus between red and blue light rays; this glass technology had to evolve to solve this problem. The Apo Televid employ the multi-layer coating process to prevent light reflection off the surface of, or between the lenses; this process and internal baffling virtually eliminates ghost images and flare, and it improves color rendition. All of this achieves a dramatic increase in image contrast and actual light throughput, with a corresponding reduction in flare that could otherwise be caused by internal reflections. All TELEVID models feature a unique dual transmission focuser; this allows a coarse rapid, and a fine focus control. A 3/8" and 1/4" threaded base accepts a variety of tripods.
The zoom eyepiece B20-60x is adapted to the Televid bayonet mount in the same quick and precise way as the other eyepieces: a 30 degree turn locks the eyepiece in position or removes it for using a different eyepiece or the photo adapter for photographing and documenting the observed object. The item "LL Bean Leica APO-TELEVID 77 with B 20x-60x Eyepiece" is in sale since Wednesday, September 07, 2016. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Scopes, Optics & Lasers\Spotting Scopes". The seller is "suezekoz" and is located in Orion, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.