Opticron MMS 160 Image Stabilized Travelscope
Manufacturer code: 41148 | Our code: 126663
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Opticron MMS 160 Image Stabilized Travelscope. The MMS 160 image stabilised Travelscope is the latest addition to the Opticron travelscope family and offers users a unique opportunity to enjoy variable magnification close up views of flora, wildlife and other objects at distance using a hand held device.
The image stabilisation system incorporated into the MMS cancels out image-shake or tremor caused by the body when viewing at magnifications of 10x and over. The results are a stable, clear and comfortable hand held viewing experience.
Supplied as body only the MMS is compatible with a wide range of Opticron eyepieces including the SDL v2 7-21x, HDF T 7-21x and HR3 8-24x.
Measuring 120x70x45mm and weighing 280g without eyepiece, the MMS fits neatly into a coat pocket, handbag or backpack.
- 160mm focal length optical system
- Patented image stabilisation technology
- Fully multi-coated optical system
- Fully protected in soft touch textured rubber armour
- IPX5 weatherproof
- 2 year guarantee
Requires: 2x CR2 3V Lithium for up to 30 hours use. MMS Travelscopes are supplied in body only format with integrated objective lens cover and adjustable hand strap.
Available Eyepeices and there magnification.
SDL v2 Eyepiece
5-group, 8-element ‘super’ zoom, the SDLv2 offers superior cross-field definition with exceptional viewing comfort. Waterproof and fitted with a rotating eyecup. Supplied in soft padded case. 10 year guarantee.
High definition eyepieces with long eye relief. Fixed magnification models are wide angle (except 40861). Models marked (*) feature alloy twist type retractable eyecup. 10 year guarantee.
Designed for the value conscious user wanting long eye relief. 41145 HR3 zoom features twist type eyecup. 5 year guarantee.
|Dimensions||H: 4.5cm x W: 7cm x L: 12cm|
|Objective Lens Diameter||26 mm|
|Close Focus||3 m|
Review by D Murphy
I think these may be 3* for many glasses wearers and probably 4* at this price for those who dont.Price and service from Uttings was excellent (about £100 cheaper than similar setup on ebay!The image stabilisation works just fine at lower magnifications (X7 to say x10) as was the brightness in overcast daylight. I was unable to test effectively at higher magnification because I found difficult to use with my glasses. The manufacturers website states something along the lines of suitable for many glasses wearersFor me wearing my glasses it meant my eye was a fair distance from the eyepiece so at higher magnifications the image was a smaller circle in the eyepiece and difficult to keep in the centre. To use the technical terms at high magnification the exit pupil size was small and the eye relief distance from eyepiece is high ( with my glasses.)
Review by Andrew Horner
I like the Opticron brand (great quality) and I must say I’m very impressed. It’s light, simple to use, easy to focus and zoom, and the image is excellent. However I can detect a slight shimmer now and again (the image stabiliser). There’s a cover for the objective lens which is fixed to the main body of the scope but there’s no similar cover for the eyepiece. It needs a soft case to keep it in. There are “Stay On The Scope” waterproof cases and it wouldn’t take too much effort to design one.
Review by John Williams
The MMS 160 is for the price a good piece of kit. The optics are sharp and clear at moderate magnification loosing a little edge definition at higher end magnification and in low light. The image stabilization works very well and is very useful for offhand use.