Spotting Scope Avalible from 8th Feb at Aldi £26 + 3 Year Warranty - HotUKDeals
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Spotting Scope £26. 00 each

Get a closer look at the wild birds from a comfortable distance.

* 20-60 magnification
* Lens diameter: 60mm
* Lens cap
* Tripod
* Carrying case
* Cleaning cloths
* Rubber coated ideal for outdoor use
* Includes mini tripod and carrying case
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Get a closer look at birds from a comfortable distance. :whistling:
Heat added for another good birdie deal. ;-)
Heat added for another good birdie deal. ;-)

Ideal for tit watching:oops:
Looks good
shame we dont have an aldi close to us........would love one of these. Good price and a 3yr warrenty well worth it.
a tad of bird watching never did anyone any harm
This seems to be the same scope that made a hit with Hotdeals quite some time ago. 20 - 60 times magnification complete with bag, mini tripod etc.
I actually bought one last time this came up and whilst no expert I can confirm it is very powerful and excellent for land use and superb for 'looking at the moon' !
Good heavy quality build. Stays in the car and is often in use although I use a quality camera tripod for mounting. 40-45 is the best magnification range as it looses light and clarity above this.
Have to say this is really good value and would recomend to all.
I'm pretty sure it is the same one. Aldi tends to rotate its special offers, these come in stock once or twice every year and after taht can only be had on e-bay for twice the price (similar to the £10 10x50 binoculars that get everyone rushing to Lidl).
Bought one today, here are my impressions:
Nicely built, the main body is solid although the focus wheel is a little wobbly and the front lens cap which hinges away rather than coming off feels a little fragile.
Tripod is a nice bonus and does the job although possibly spreads out a little too much to comfortably sit in a bird hide (or window sill if you're that way inclined).
The bag holds it all in a nice small package (not too heavy 1-2kg in total) but isn't going to protect it from any knocks.
Performance wise it's great for the money, nice and clear image at close to medium distance. Its not really up to using the maximum zoom at long distances but you need to pay significatly more for that kind of performance. The focus is a little over sensitive which combined with a fairly narrow depth of field again makes tough to get a sharp image at long distances. While I haven't tried it yet I suspect the issues with long distances and control of the focus will mean it's not going to be too good for stargazing on the side (I suspect it isn't great in low light conditions either).
My only major disappointment is with the eyepiece which is not at all glasses friendly, you need your eye right up against it to get a decent view. It looks like the rubber rim of the eyepiece should fold back as is common on binoculars but it doesn't stay in place and doesn't make that much difference anyway.
All in all despite its limitations (which to be fair you'd have to pay a couple of hundred pounds to improve on) this is a great deal, even if you're the kind of hardcore birdwatcher who has something more expensive this would make a great spare or something for the kids to cut their teeth with.
I'm actually considering going back to buy a second one.
Get a closer look at birds from a comfortable distance. :whistling:
yes, spotting a pair of tits nestling from a far distance really brings you closer to bird life :)
Ideal for tit watching:oops:

im sure its perfectly reasonable if you see a bush or two while watching also :thinking:
this was a sunday special on the 8th of feb! is it still available?
may have been hot when out but appears expired at most stores in yorkshire, if you know of any available may be it would help to post the stores, ..... every possibility you might have to wait another year to get these again..
bought one earlier in the week and plenty available in Risca, Newport S Wales. Looks pretty good value and well worth putting in your ruck sack when your out and about
I bought one of these a few days ago. The same model has been on sale a couple of times before, and the consensus on bird watching and archery forums has been that they are pretty good overall, particularly for the price.

The mini tripod is OK, and would be fine on the roof of a car. I might well get one of these £10 tripods from Asda to go with it.
Lidil ( Newtown, Wales) had a similar one for about £90.00, this week, so I think it's a hot deal.
I'll swing by my nearest Aldi and have a look next week :thumbsup:
For the price these are excellent value. I bought one a year or two ago and found it better to use than binoculars (provded you have somewhere to perch it properly). But I've taken it out birdwatching and on walks and I've been really pleased with it. It's also good for a spot of astronomy - I was able to make out the rings around Saturn using it.
does anyone know if its possible to attatch it to an SLR so you can take pictures with it as well?
does anyone know if its possible to attatch it to an SLR so you can take pictures with it as well?

I saw a quote from someone on a forum, saying that they had done this. However, they had used an adaptor that cost more than this spotting scope - perhaps something like this

I have just unscrewed the eye piece on the scope and it does come out. It has quite a fine plastic thread, so you wouldn't want to do it over and over again or it would be easy to strip the thread.
loads of these in Mold, Noth Wales store a few days ago
Fetched one of these today from Cradley/Netherton store (loads in stock)... the people saying this works ok, even just up to the mid range, have obviously never looked through decent optics before, I know you can't expect much for the money, and I haven't voted either way, but this piece of **** is nothing more than a toy for the kids (IMHO).
vale of clwyd
loads of these in Mold, Noth Wales store a few days ago

A damp cloth and a little bleach will sort that out though.
It must be great being able to tell people that you live in Mold :lol:
... but this piece of **** is nothing more than a toy for the kids (IMHO).

EDIT - Ah! Forget it - Life's too short!
Just bought one and it's not that great.
At 20x zoom it's acceptable, but you have to be very close to the eyepiece, and have your eyes dead-centre.
As soon as you go over approx 25x zoom, the image gets more difficult to focus, and by 60x it's almost impossible to focus correctly.
Above 25x there's also a lot of Chromatic aberration and the edge of the image are distorted quite bad.

It's OK, nothing more.
Just buying it to watch the wild life darling, yer right ......
It must be great being able to tell people that you live in Mold :lol:

Think I saw some dictionaries there - just in case you need one :)
Loads left today in Berwick Upon Tweed
I bought one today and returned for my money back.Very disappointed.The image was cloudy and scope had oily finger prints on the outside.Poor quality even at this price. :(
I like to watch

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