New Maven Optics S1.2 25-50×80 Spotting Scope

There’s never a dull moment in the optics world with new long distance shooting gear being announced almost every week. This week is no exception with the announcement of the reticle included Maven Optics S1.2 25-50x80mm spotting scope. Regular readers will know I am a fan of their optics, running several on my hunting rifles, as their direct to consumer model and high quality make them extremely good value. The new long distance shooting focused optic from Maven is a nice surprise to see them create more target shooting focused optics.

Maven Optics S1.2 25-50x80

The new Maven Optics S1.2 25-50×80 spotting scope features the standard magnification eye piece as well as an interchangeable eye piece with a reticle. This is a pretty neat feature as it allows you to get the most out of your spotting scope. For example you could keep the regular eye piece in for hunting and swap it out to the reticle eye piece for long distance shooting, eliminating the need for two different spotters. The reticle is available in MOA or MIL variants as shown below.

Maven Optics S1.2 25-50x80
Maven Optics S1.2 25-50x80

The spotter is available in both angled and straight variants for individual preferences. There is also an included lens shade that extends out from the front objective lens. This is particularity important in Australia where we have harsh high contrast lighting. For mounting on a tripod the spotter comes with an Arca-Swiss base.

Maven Optics S1.2 25-50x80

Overall its great to see more high quality reticle based spotting scopes available to long distance shooters. Its also exciting to see Maven starting to release more target shooting focused optics, as their strength for along time has been their hunting range. I will be keeping an eye out for what else Maven has in store for us.

Maven Optics S1.2 25-50×80

Maven Optics S1.2 25-50×80 SpecificationStandard Eyepiece Reticle
Magnification Range25x-50x30x
Objective Lens Diameter80mm
Exit Pupil3.2mm / 1.6mm2.65mm
Field of View (FOV)2.2° / 1.6°2.2° (115ft)
Apparent FOV (FOV x Power)55° / 80°66°
Field of View (ft/1000 yds)115ft / 84ft115ft
Brightness10.24 / 2.567.02
Twilight Factor44.7 / 63.249
Multi Position Eyecups Y/NYesNo
Eye Relief17mm – 18mm18mm
Eyepiece Construction5 group 7 element4 group 7 element
Near Focus5m5m
Dimension WxHxD14.9″x6.3″x3.9″
Weight65.1 oz60.5 oz
Prisms TypeSchmidt-Pechan
Prism Reflective Coating TypeDielectric Coating
Phase Correction CoatingYes
Lens CoatingOilphobic + flat multi
Pressure Tested to What Pressure1m for 30min. (IPX7)
Storage Temperature-40°~158°F
Functional Temperature-13°~140°F
Frame MaterialAluminum / Polymer / Magnesium
Internal Gas PurgedNitrogen
Objective Filter Thread82mm
Focus SystemVari-speed focusing system
Lens TypeFluorite glass
OriginJapanese components assembled in the US

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