Athlon Ares 15-45x60mm ED Spotting Scope Review - Exceptional Performance at an even better price! We're all searching for the perfect glass combination, especially in spotting scopes that are lightweight, gather light, and deliver a crisp and bright image, and are affordable. The old adage goes "You get what you pay for!" While that rings particularly true with optics, I've been particularly impressed with the Athlon Ares ED spotting scopes. The Ares line sweeps in to provide incredible value at a price point that is affordable, without compromising on quality. This article will primarily look at the Athlon Ares ED 15-45 x 65mm spotting scope because it fits the bill as a packable and lightweight option for hunters, even if you need to carry it far into the backcountry. The Ares 65mm spotter comes in a lightweight/packable package at 43 ounces and a mere 9.5 inches long. It is only available with an angled eyepiece, with on body focus, a large twist up eyepiece and a short sunshade. It's aluminum chassis is armor coated for a durable exterior that has a great feel. The Ares ED line features BaK4 prisms with Athlon's proprietary ESP Dielectric Coating and AFMC (Advanced Fully Multi-Coatings) that deliver good contrast, brightness, and color quality. It is very impressive considering its $599 retail purchase price. Features:
- Objective Lens Diameter: 65mm
- Magnification Range: 15x-45x
- Weight: 43 oz (on our scale)
- Length: 9.5 inches
- FOV @ 1000 yards: 171 - 81 ft.
- Prism Glass: Bak4
- Eye Relief: 0.75-0.63"