Today’s review is dedicated to a powerful optical device, almost a telescope from SVBONY. Model SV411 20–60X80 with dual focusing system (20–60x magnification, 80mm lens diameter) can be used for bird watching, for long-range shooting, so as not to run to the target, you can also study the lunar terrain.
- Packaging and equipment
- In work
- Model: SV411 20–60X80 (F9369B)
- Magnification: 20x-60x
- Lens Diameter: 80mm
- Eyepiece diameter: 21mm
- Prism type: Porro BK7, 7 lenses in four groups
- Prism Coating: MC
- Nitrogen filling: yes
- Focus system: double
- Eye relief: 17–13.5mm
- Exit pupil diameter: 4.2–1.35mm
- Minimum focusing distance: 7m
- Angular field of view: 2.85–1.45⁰
- Field of view at 1000m: 50–25.3m
- Water protection: IPX4
- Hood: yes
- Tripod: yes, 1/4″ thread
- Dimensions: 430x155x100 mm
- Weight: 1.1 kg.
Packaging and equipment
Courier delivery from a warehouse in the Russian Federation. Transport cardboard packaging with a print of the product, and inside a bag with a zipper.
The complete bag is made of dense nylon fabric, with soft walls and an insert-partition to protect the contents. In it, the telescope is convenient to carry to the place of observation, there is an adjustable shoulder strap.
The package contains:
- Spotting scope SV411 20–60X80
- Folding tripod
- User manual (without Russian language)
- cloth napkin
- Lens protection
- Eyepiece protection
It is a pity that there is no holder for a smartphone on the eyepiece. Without it, taking pictures through the eyepiece is torment.
The 24 cm high tripod is made of 1 mm pressed steel sheet. It is stable, the weight of the pipe can withstand. The legs form an equilateral triangle on the table with a side of 30 cm.
Appearance and design features
This model is the oldest in this line, there is also SV411 20–60×70.
As can be seen from the design, the eyepiece axis is at an angle of 45 degrees to the optical axis of the lens, which gives more convenience when viewing at any angle.
The body of the pipe is made of soft-touch plastic, IPX4 protection against water splashes is declared — you can observe in the rain.
Weight only SV411 1107, tripod 245 g.
Let’s start reviewing the details with the most interesting — with the focusing system. It is double, focus adjustment with two handles. Rough and accurate, like setting voltage parameters on regulated power supplies. This turned out to be quite convenient and allows you to achieve good sharpness of image details.
Fastening of the body of the telescope to the tripod is organized through a powerful metal ring with angle fixation:
Let’s move on to the lens. Multi-coated glass lens with a greenish tint, visible diameter 80 mm.
It features a 4cm retractable sun hood (97mm outer diameter). Lens guards made of plastic, spring-loaded, such are used to protect lenses in SLR cameras.
Eyepiece (diameter 45 mm) with smooth adjustment of magnification (x20-60) and soft rubber eyecup. It is convenient that the dimensions of the device do not change when adjusting the magnification. A rubber cap is used to protect the eyepiece.
The magnification approximately corresponds to the declared one: the diameter of the objective lens is 80 mm, and the diameter of the exit pupil varies from 1.3 to 4.2 mm.
The magnification of this optical device is from 20x, which means that you cannot work with it by hand, the picture runs away — only a tripod!
A tripod is good for viewing from a table or other plane, it allows you to smoothly aim the monocular at the point of observation.
But it is very difficult to take pictures with a smartphone through the lens of the pipe, the optical axes are instantly shifted. The picture is visible to the eye much better. My smartphone mount failed to align the camera and eyepiece axes. Yes, and the use of BK7, makes itself felt.
Better photos came out with SV47 10x42 binoculars…
Let’s see what happened. To the object of observation 350 m (upper left corner, the roof of the building). Overcast and at night, at minimum and maximum magnification.
Let’s complicate the task. The object of observation is now ~4 km. Sunny at night, at different magnifications.
This optical device is positioned, among other things, for observing wildlife and birds. Let’s look at the rest of the birds.
Moon 20x on a SLR with manual focus:
Svbony SV411 20–60X80 is a powerful optical device with decent magnification. It is not interesting to look into it from the window, you can see the magnets on the refrigerator in the kitchen in the next house. There is really a pipe for long-range observations for several kilometers. If you want to get high-quality pictures on your smartphone, you also need to purchase a suitable holder for your smartphone.
Have a coupon U7M7WT8NTN3S for a $10 discount. For model 20–60X70, fast courier delivery from a warehouse in the Russian Federation is available.
Thank you for your attention. Enjoy the shopping!