Acuter Spotting Scopes

Acuter DS20-60X80A Spotting Scope

Acuter is actually the terrestrial sports optics brand of Synta Technology Corp who are the owners of Sky-Watcher a world-famous, market leading brand of astronomical telescopes who have been making telescopes since 1980. Their aim is to make the highest quality telescopes and fieldscopes, but at a price that is within reach of most people who are curious enough to look up and wonder.

As well as spotting scopes, you can find Acuter branded binoculars, monoculars, microscopes and other related accessories like eyepieces, tripods and camera adapters for digiscoping.

The Acuter Spotting Scope Range

Acuter currently produce scopes two ranges of "standard" spotting scopes, the Pro-Series (also known as ST fieldscopes) that come in three sizes with 65mm and 80mm and 100mm objective lens diameters in both angled and straight versions. They have now also introduced their new higher spec DS-Pro Series, that once again will include a range of lens diameters in both normal and ED glass (Extra-low Dispersion) versions. All Acuter fieldscopes are fully waterproof.

Acuter also produce two small scopes with many of the features of full-sized scopes. Called the Kolibri scope, it comes in a fixed 7x magnification version and a zoom version with magnifications of 12x-36x. They also produce a digital spotting scope - this fully Multi-Coated 70mm Refractor Spotting Scope comes with a fully integrated 3.1 Megapixel CMOS Digital camera with a 2" LCD color flip screen.

Acuter DS-Pro Spotting ScopeAcuter DS-Pro Spotting Scopes

This is currently Acuter's top of the range series of spotting scopes. At the time of the writing there is only one model available, an angled 80mm version that comes with a 20x-60x zoom eyepiece which I was lucky to get my hands on to review, but there should soon be larger 100mm versions and ones with standard and ED glass in both straight and angled body designs.

Acuter DS20-60X80A Spotting Scope - Read My Full Review

  • This Acuter Fieldscope uses an air-spaced achromatic doublet lens to help reduce chromatic as well as spherical aberrations
  • Lenses have also been also been fully multi-coated.
  • Includes a Zoom Eyepiece with 20x - 60x magnification
  • Eyepiece fits into the body using a standard 1.25" push-fit socket
  • Tough Armored Body that is Fully Waterproof
  • Dual speed focussing mechanism
  • Field of View: 111ft - 157ft at 1000 yds (37 m - 19 m at 1000 m)
  • Close focusing distance: 21.3 ft (6.5m)
  • Eye Relief: 20mm
  • Weight 63.5oz (1800 g)
  • Supplied with Stay-On Case

Acuter DS-Pro fieldscopes are also easily adaptable to photography with either a optional camera adapter tube. The tube fits over the zoom eyepiece and, combined with a T-mount adapter for your specific camera, creates a powerful telephoto lens. Or you can remove the eyecup on the supplied eyepieces to reveal a thread, to which you can attach a T-mount adaptor to connect to your SLR or DSLR Camera.

Price Range & Where to Buy

Acuter Pro-Series Spotting Scopes Acuter Pro-Series Spotting Scopes

The Acuter Pro-Series Waterproof fieldscopes come with a O-ring sealed and nitrogen purged body making them fully waterproof, fogproof, and protection from dust. The scope tubes are covered with a protective rubberized paint finish to help protect from the elements.

There are six models available with a choice of 65mm, 80mm or 100mm objective lens diameters and Straight or 45° angled bodies.

A 8-24mm Zoom eyepiece is included with each model as standard. The standard multi-coated zoom eyepiece and fixed magnification accessory eyepieces all offer generous eye-relief, and fold-back rubber eyecups, making them suitable for spectacle wearers. The objective lenses are also multi-coated for maximum light transmission and image contrast.

All models can be mounted on a standard photographic tripod via an integral tripod bush and all come supplied with a padded carrying case.

Acuter Digiscoping
A T2 camera adaptor (Prod.Code 947) is available for the attachment of either SLR or DSLR cameras, and can now be used in conjunction with the multi-coated zoom eyepiece supplied.

Main Features:

  • A 8-24mm multi-coated Zoom eyepiece is included
  • Fully multi-coated optics for increased light transmission under low light conditions
  • Supplied with Stay-On Case

Acuter ST20-60X80A Spotting Scope - Read My Full Review


  • ST16-48X65A WP
  • ST16-48X65B WP
  • ST20-60X80A WP
  • ST20-60X80B WP
  • ST22-67X100A WP
  • ST22-67X100B WP

Price Range & Where to Buy

Acuter Kolibri Spotting Scopes

Acuter Kolibri FM750 Spotting ScopeThere are currently two models in this series, the Kolibri Zoom and Kolibri FM750.

These spotting scopes offer many of the features of a full-sized scope, but come in a very small lightweight body with a 60mm objective lens and with either a fixed 7x magnification or a zoom version with magnifications of 12x-36x.

Both models feature excellent eye relief – and that's great news for astigmatic eyeglass wearers who benefit from wearing their glasses while viewing! So if you've been looking for a lightweight, compact and well-priced spotting scope with exceptional portability, then congratulations – you just found it. Contact your nearest Acuter dealer and get one today. You'll be chirping about it for years to come.

Acuter Kolibri FM750 Spotting ScopeModels:

  • The Kolibri Zoom - has an impressive magnification range of 12-36x.
  • The Kolibri FM750 has the same excellent optics and build quality as the Kolibri Zoom but with a fixed 7x magnification, highly suitable in particular for birding and wide field astronomy.

Main Features:

  • Waterproof and nitrogen filled to prevent fogging of internal lenses in sudden temperature changes
  • High Quality Fully Multi-Coated Optics for bright, crisp views
  • Durable rubberized aluminum casing
  • 60mm objective lens produces bright images even on overcast days or during dawn and dusk.
  • Generous Eye-Relief makes viewing a pleasure for eyeglass wearers

Price Range & Where to Buy

Acuter Digital Spotting Scope

Acuter Digital Spotting ScopeThe Acuter Digital Camera Spotting Scope is a fully Multi-Coated 70mm Refractor Spotting Scope that comes with a fully integrated 3.1 Megapixel CMOS Digital camera with a 2" LCD color flip screen.

In standard optical mode the scope operates at 14x magnification. The camera however can operate at 7x or 14x, or more if you use the 4x digital zoom feature. This allows you to get up close and personal with your favorite subject matter and capture the moment instantly, in either Still Photo or Continuous video format.

This Acuter digital spotting scope has its own 32mb internal memory and in addition has an SD Card slot. In addition there is a TV Out connection for viewing images directly on your TV and a USB port to connect to your PC.

It comes supplied with soft, protective carrying case and fit a standard photo tripod with it's 1/4-20 Tripod Bush. Or you can attach it to the Merlin Mulit-Function Mount and tripod - a fully-automated, Servo-Motor powered mounting that has a quick 3-step setup for celestial object tracking, with no polar alignment required for solar tracking and comes with a hand control to command the motor.

Main Features

  • 70mm refractor spotting scope with 14X power
  • Solar filter included
  • Built-in 3 MP digital camera
  • 2" LCD color flip screen
  • Self-timer for automatic snapshot at a preset interval.
  • 32MB on-board memory with SD card slot available for added memory
  • USB mass storage device
  • Video capability
  • Digital focus meter ensures sharp and clear images
  • Digital zoom-4X
  • Camera power adjustable at 6X to 22X
  • Photo/Video tripod adapter
  • Operates on 2-AA batteries (user supplied)

Price Range & Where to Buy

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Featured Acuter Scopes

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Acuter DS20-60X80A Spotting Scope

With a tough waterproof exterior, a Dual-Speed Focusing wheel, fully multi-coated optics and quality BaK-4 Prisms. This great value for money angled spotting scope also comes supplied with a 20x-60x (8-24mm) Zoom Eyepiece making it suitable for a wide variety of uses including birdwatching, General Nature Observations, Target Shooting and even Astronomy

Acuter ST20-60X80A Spotting Scope

With a tough waterproof body, large 80mm objective lens, a versatile 20x-60x (8-24mm) Zoom Eyepiece, this Acuter spotting scope easily outperforms it's price tag and makes an excellent choice for anyone looking for a good all round entry-mid level scope ideal for birding, general wildlife observation, target shooting and even casual astronomy.

View >> All Acuter Fieldscopes reviewed on The Best Spotting Scope Reviews website.


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Acuter Binoculars

Acuter also produce a small range of roof prism binoculars:

  • Acuter Supra 842 Binoculars (8x42)
  • Acuter Supra 1042 Binoculars (10x42)
  • Acuter Innova 8x42 Binoculars
  • Acuter Innova 10x42 Binoculars

Acuter Contact Details

Acuter Optics
Phone: 604-241-7027
Fax: 604-241-7029
E-mail: support [at]