The Swarovski STS-80 HD 80mm Spotting Scope Non-SLR Digiscoping Kit #5 (Straight Viewing) is the larger model in the distinguished line-up of high-quality spotting scopes made by Swarovski. The "HD" versions of Swarovski's scopes feature elements with extra-low dispersion glass. This provides an even more remarkable image, with better edge resolution. In particular, color fringing is nearly eliminated. Subjects with intricate patterns will have crisper delineation, something enthusiastic birders will greatly appreciate.
This straight version offers the benefit of being able to locate your subject faster, as well as being a bit lighter, smaller and less expensive, as opposed to the angled version. The 80mm size lets in large quantities of light, allowing for use of higher magnifications in poorer light than with the 65mm version. However, understandably, it is larger, heavier and more expensive.
The Swarovski 20-60x XS Wide Angle Zoom Eyepiece is a rugged, lightweight and brilliant performer meant for a lifetime of faithful service. Its helicoid-type eyecup design accommodates those with or without eyeglasses alike.