Celestron 52252 100mm Ultima Zoom Spotting Scope Review

Celestron 52252 100mm Ultima Zoom Spotting Scope
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Outstanding

Review Summary:

Celestron 52252 100mm Ultima Zoom Spotting Scope has the attribute of multi-coated optics, sight tube for fast targeting, a zoom eyepiece, carrying a case of soft material and moreover it is waterproof. Its lifetime warranty is limited. It is an impressive spotting instrument. It has a big aperture, optics is multicoated, and it is best selected for terrestrial and nature viewing. The lens has the diameter of 4 inches or 100mm ad collects abundance of light rays. The zoom picks up clear views 500 yards away when the light condition is optimum. Targets at that fairness are clearly seen including birds, which are easily even identified.

Celestron 52252 100mm Ultima Zoom Spotting Scope

Celestron 52252 100mm Ultima Zoom Spotting Scope

If you are an environment lover or a hunter, Celestron 52252 100mm Ultima Zoom Spotting Scope can be your constant companion because of its ability to zoom situations in different settings. Its photographic view potential and efficiency makes it best among its lot. You wish to get a clear view from a distance without disturbing the settings this instrument will do just that. You have enjoyed hours of viewing watching nature at its best. It is the best accomplice when on vacation to hills, near water bodies or in the jungle.

Celestron 52252 100mm Ultima Zoom Spotting Scope is your answer to nature study. It is compatible in all settings. The view does not confuse you as it is crystal clear and you can study nature in its natural habitat. The wide view assists you to keep alert about the nature creature movements and zooming helps to target the specifics. Your photographic abilities are best put to use, and you know where to click, and there is no confusion.  This is a high view performing gadget in nature for birds, targets and study. The abundance of clarity makes you repeatedly view and for long hours. For some, it becomes a hobby.

Product Features

Celestron 52252 100mm Ultima Zoom Spotting Scope has the lens in diameter of 100mm or 3.93 in. Its features are as follows:

Celestron 52252 100mm Ultima Zoom Spotting Scope

Celestron 52252 100mm Ultima Zoom Spotting Scope

1. Safe and Secure

It has no sharp edges and smooth round shape for holding when in use. It is not electric operated and thus, no fear of shock. It grips well in the palm of the hand with fingers encircling it in a firm hold; thus, it is not likely to fall. Its case keeps it safe and prevents scratches on it when not in use.

2. Ease of Use

Suddenly you decide to go out in nature or hunting you need just to pick the gadget and leave. It is not heavy to carry and occupies little space in the luggage. Even if worn around the neck it is comfortable. There is no strain on the nape of the neck. You need only to adjust it near the eyes, and the view magnifies for details. The grip on it is firm and does not slip with perspiration. It is easy to wipe clean with a wet cloth.

3. Complimentary Products

It comes with a case to carry.  Otherwise, it has no carry extra lens. All the fittings are fixed in the instrument. These cannot be removed. The case covers it like a second skin and keeps dust, stains and scratches away. The case is washable and easy to maintain.

4. Quality

The material of the instrument is of top quality. The optical are multicoated; eye relief is 18mm and magnification is 22x-66x. The lens and optical coatings are of good quality and work well through its lifetime. The outer covering of the instrument is top notch well rounded and does not chip out easily. It is stain free and smooth to hold. The lens is embedded and easy to wipe clean. In its case, it does not take scratches and lasts long.

5. Cleanliness and Hygiene Factors

The whole gadget needs a just wipe and clean method. A wet cloth cleaning is what is needed to clean it. The outer covering is so smooth that dust does not settle on it. The lens is embedded and away from hand handling. The peephole is well protected. In short it is easy to keep clean. You need not spend a long time cleaning it. Even if placed on the ground it does not get dirty and soiled.

6. Weight

It weighs 7lb and easy to lift and carry. You don’t need a second person help you carry this instrument. It is easy to hold near the eyes for a long stretch of time. The arms do not get fatigued. It is easy to operate and does not need a demo service to learn operations.

Pros & Cons


  • A complete package: The gadget is complete in itself. The view is clear, well-demarcated, and wide. It does not require accessories like lens change with every setting. The embedded lens is sufficient for all types of landscapes from water bodies, mountains, to forested area.
  • Affordable: For the type of work it executes it is worth its price. Some customers feel it is highly priced but seeing its work in different settings and its features it is worth it. Moreover, the instrument is sturdy and lasts a lifetime. This is why; it is popular among nature lovers and hunters. Generations make use of it.
  • Easy to use: No extra fittings are needed, and you just have to pick it and use. Even a child can use it. Preoccupied adults in the midst of nature automatically pick it up and begin viewing. It requires no extra thought to make it operational. The instrument is easy to use in all settings.


  • Sharpness limitation: Some customers feel that even at maximum amplification it does not give sharp results. The hazy picture spoils the use of this instrument. They feel it is good only for 100 yards viewing. However, the company has specified maximum distance module beyond, which it cannot work.
  • Zoom limitation: The minute the zoom reaches 60x the image gets spoiled, and clarity is lost. The color also deteriorates. This happens in all zoom, so this instrument is not special as it is claimed.


Celestron 52252 100mm Ultima Zoom Spotting Scope is a blend of value as well as performance. It is a valuable instrument for bird lovers and target shooting. It has very good light gathering performance and gives clear long distance image. The construction of the instrument is of high quality and the price economical. The zoom property gives adequate results. One enjoys the viewing in all settings. In short it is worth it’s buying.

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Rodney Heaton

I'm Rodney Heaton and I love hunting in the wild. In the past, I was in the military for over 5 years. After that I became a licensed hunter and a mountain guide.