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Owner's Comments
  • Gosh, Al. If I had known how good the images were through the TV-85, I would have purchased one years ago! — D.S., IA
  • I love it. — S.R., HI
  • Truly Amazing! Thanks for such awesome products! — K.V., PA
  • My wife bought it on a recommendation from a friend who is an astronomer. It was my 40th birthday present and a surprise too. What a present! Best telescope I've ever had! — E.M., HI
  • Purchase for quality and customer support from Tele Vue. Thanks Al!! — D.P., SC
  • Fantastic — R.S., NC
  • this is TV85 #2 - long story - NP101 or TV102 in my future. — R.G., MA
  • What a wonderful scope . . . my family and I look forward to years of stargazing! — T.C., CO
  • I've wanted a good, small scope for years; when I read about the TV-60 in Smart Money I did some more research and picked the TV-85. Thanks to Dave for help with lenses etc.! — M.R., NY
  • Took the scope for a ride the first night I got it, WOW! Orion nebula was very nice among others I viewed. Thank you! — D.D., IN
  • Nice scope. I use it every night it's clear. — G.B., CA
  • Simply a work of art! — V.R., Canada
  • Upgraded from a 90mm. I like the superior design, craftsmanship and made in USA. — P.M., CT
  • I Love Quality. — C.B., UK
  • It Rules! — J.Z., NJ
  • Beautiful — J.F., NY
  • Best optics I've ever seen - design is genius! Quality outstanding. — M.T, FL
  • Great! I've tried less expensive scopes. One gets what one pays for. — W.D., AZ
  • I was looking for a small, premium APO to complement my SCT as an "anytime, anywhere" scope. The views are stunning, and the scope is sheer pleasure to use. I love the old-world craftsmanship and superb optics. Fantastic! Bravo, Tele Vue!! — D.H., NY
  • Images are great, very impressive for a small scope. — B.B., CA
  • Very impressed with quality of information and equipment. — E.S., WA
  • Wanted a portable APO and dealer had this in stock. No waiting! Same solid construction as my old Pronto. Hope I get a clear night soon. — T.E., CA
  • I'm a lucky guy! Wow - I'm whale watching from the deck (3 miles to the ocean) — B.T., CA
  • My Tele Vue-85 has certainly lived up to my high expectations. My excitement upon seeing such a sharp image of Saturn was hard to control. Excellent, excellent, excellent scope! — K.S., HI
  • Purchase Ranger, great scope but wanted more aperture and 2" focuser. TV85 is built to last. Fantastic views. — B.P., WA
  • Your telescopes are made the way that most people expect in a telescope. No short cuts, all quality. Thank you. — F.S., CA
  • I love the optics in my Pronto but decided to move to a true APO! Great scopes . . . — B.G., Canada
  • I had an 85 eight years ago and sold it. Sorry I did. — F.D., CA
  • I own a ton of Tele Vue eyepieces and a Tele Vue-60 scope. Wanted bigger, but portable scope. Very nice crisp, color-free images. — L.W., OK
  • Tele Vue quality - American Made. First light with the 24mm Panoptic was a religious experience! Thank you, Mr. Nagler!!! — S.S., OR
  • Excellent quality - Truly world class for its size. No one could build it better than Tele Vue!!! — S.T., HI
  • Truly a fine instrument. — R.F., PA
  • Wonderful optics and quality. Having great viewing with our solarscope H-alpha filter. — R.S., AZ
  • Best value, top quality without insane pricing. Looking forward to your 127mm next! — J.L., VA
  • Impressive quality. — R.D., TN
  • I wanted a telescope that gave great views of the larger planets and the moon, wide field for star systems and versatile enough for daytime use. Excellent scope for my needs. Built like a tank yet slick enough to carry and take it anywhere you want to go. Thanks Al! — D.K., Canada
  • My first scope. I wanted small, best glass, will be used for earth and sky. Impressive build quality. — A.A., MA
  • Wanted the best quality in an easily portable scope. — F.S., CA
  • Wanted a high quality portable telescope. Traded in my 8" SCT. Fine optics. A great instrument. Just what I needed. Thanks Al & Tele Vue! — K.E., IA
  • Had a Pronto, wanted a bit more aperture, less color. The machining is flawless; the optics a marvel. A perfect melding of form & function. — C.B., MO
  • After researching for about 1 year, I came to the conclusion that the TV-85 was the best scope overall. The TV-85 is every bit as good as I hoped for and more.  — C.B., CA
  • Wanted to see if the scope lived up to its reviews. Engineering perfection= Elegant simplicity. Keep the faith. — B.E., NY
  • Wanted a quality wide-field scope of the TV85 and Tele-Pod head. Inspiring workmanship; breathtaking delivery of observational experience. Keep evolving!!! — M.M., MD
  • Fine Optics - American made - SIMPLE TO OPERATE. Love the fine optics and craftsmanship. — S.L., PA
  • Wanted a wide degree to go w\ my SCT. Great scope! Great products! Great company! — P.A., FL
  • The clarity of the image for terrestrial applications is stunning. I can't wait to use the scope at our local bird sanctuary. — R.J., NM
  • A thing of beauty is a joy forever. First views spectacular. Thank Al and David for all your help! — M.S., FL
  • Wow! I don't deserve this scope. It's too good!(just Kidding!) Quality is beyond belief. Outstanding, astounding amazing, stupendous! — C.G., CA
  • Excellent reviews on optics. I like well made and machined instruments and products. — P.P., MA
  • Fantastic - great scope, portable. I'm in Taiwan now; Omega Centauri is unbelievable. — R.A., NC
  • Top of the line optics, portability, quick setup. Thanks Al, a real work of art. I feel as if I'm falling into the Universe — A.N., IA
  • I have a Pronto, wanted a little larger scope while letting sons use the Pronto. Outstanding performance vs. size! I wish the carrying case had a space for my 35mm Panoptic. Someday I'll own a TV-101 too. Thanks for a great product. — S.S., ME
  • When after 20 years I decided it was time to stop playing with telescopes and start concentrating on viewing, I could think of no better telescope to have as my only instrument than one of the beautiful TeleVues I have dreamt of for so long. — S.M., KY
  • I wanted high quality in small package. — R.N., TX
  • I wanted a smaller telescope to take on vacation (camping). I love the scope - it's quick and easy to set up, it gives excellent views, and it comes in a small package! My 1st scope is an 8" f/6 Dob. — R.M., CA
  • What a superb instrument. I wish that I had one 10 years ago. — P.H., UK
  • Purchased for portability - our GPS 11 takes too long to set up for short viewing sessions. Happy to purchase quality , American made instrument!! — J.E., CA
  • It's my dream telescope! This is my first scope and probably my last, superb optics and craftsmanship, thanks! More power to Tele Vue! — D.C., CA
  • Because I'm able to view both day time and night time. Serves my needs very well and is still very portable. Excellent scope. — R.S., N.H.
  • My first telescope - 1st class equipment. — R.L., WA
  • 5 star rating. This scope is everything Mr. Nagler said it would be! One can't help but be in constant awe when observing. Thank you. — B.L., WY
  • Beautiful design and construction, fabulous optics. — M.B., CO
  • Wanted a fine APO for lunar and planets. Also portability. I just received my 85. With any luck it will see first light tonight. I'm sure it will exceed my expectations. It's a beautiful piece of optics. — M.G., SC
  • Wanted a portable scope for day and night use with excellent optics. The scope is a joy to use. The mechanical and optical quality is excellent. Very Happy. — L.M., Canada
  • I was sold when I looked through a Tele Vue-76. All I need now is for Al to send over some Nagler eyepieces to fully enjoy this masterpiece. — G.S., CA
  • Wanted to add some "class" to my viewing. Your eyepieces are addictive! — P.M., NV
  • My first scope - so I wanted quality and portability. I got it! Thank you for a beautiful piece of workmanship Al. — D.B., UK
  • Upgrade from Tele Vue Ranger. Will keep Ranger, still very handy. — G.F., Norway
  • Best optics for size. — G.O., AZ
  • High Quality optics, easy handling. Great optics, Very nice instrument — J.M., CA
  • Needed RFT w\options and portability b\u to other scopes. performs in every way as the idealized small refractor. No worries , no problems. No false claims. — A.H., CA
  • Always wanted a fine refractor. Recommended by dealer. It is nice! — D.D., AZ
  • Absolutely fantastic. This scope is made with the utmost in quality craftsmanship. — D.V., PA
  • After trying four other scopes finally found my scope of a lifetime! First rate all the way and so simple to use! Also technical advice from Tele Vue staff very helpful before and after purchase. Thanks!!!! — T.M., CA
  • Looks like another winner! — B.C., TN
  • Holds more coffee than 70mm model. — R.L., TN
  • The scope performs incredibly well for an 85mm refractor. Planetary detail through the TV-85 rivals the clearest views through an 8" SCT. Scope doesn't miss a beat! — J.K., CA
  • Less television watching lately. — J.P., GA
  • I'm very pleased with the TV-85. It is superior to my (competitive) 102mm APO & Mak. — W.H., TX
  • Oh-baby! Oh-baby! Oh-baby! — R.H., NJ
  • Scope is great! Travels well too! Fits nicely in overhead bins! — M.T., TX
  • It's an amazing telescope. — G.P., MA
  • Outstanding performance vs. size. — S.S., ME
  • It looks & feels like a masterpiece! Viewing with the 35mm Panoptic is a joy. This scope will travel with me everywhere. — P.M., CA
  • I knew it was a winner. I've owned most of your TV line & I'm not disappointed. — M.Y., NY
  • First serious telescope I have owned. It is excellent. — R.O., MA
  • When I saw it I fell in love. When I looked through it, I could not believe my eyes. Two words: awesome, unbelievable. — B.S., CA
  • The views and the workmanship are outstanding. — W.J., PA
  • Wonderfully sharp views. I'm very pleased with it. — G.A., U.K.
  • Unbelievable! — K.D., NY
  • Wow! Beautiful views I would not have thought possible in this size refractor. — J.M., CA
  • Traded in a great Ranger for a greater scope. TV 85, zoom, Qwik point and my up swing, who need any thing else. Zero set up time. — D.K., Canada
  • The "85" is everything it is said to be and more. Wonderful for planets!! — D.R., U.K.
  • Great scope! I marvel at the craftsmanship and quality of design. This is a telescope I'll hand down to my children's children. — S.R., KS
  • I'm very happy with the scope!! Its quality and simplicity in use are wonderful! — R.H., CT
  • Very well constructed. Thanks for paying attention to all the "little details". — A.S., WV
  • Everything and more than I expected. — F.S., PA
  • I'm a M.E., so the care of mfg. & finishing is just beautiful. A gorgeous scope! The images are spectacular. — R.B., MA
  • Someone should profile your company as an example of how real commitment to quality & service does work. Great product!! — C.H., CA
  • Wonderful! — W.H., GA
  • After owning both Pronto & now TV85, it's clear Tele Vue represents the pinnacle of quality and portability for amateurs. P.S. I really enjoy reading "Ask-Al" (on website). — S.F., TX
  • This is "USA" made with pride- quality - technical perfection, as in the good old days. — F.D., MI
  • Awesome! The finest sub-4" refractor on the market. Bar none! An heirloom in the making. — D.S., NH
  • It's everything I dreamed it would be. Great job. — T.D., NY
  • The TV85 combines the best of Pronto with visual levels of a 4" APO. Pure genius! — M.U., CA
  • Superb quality. Excellent performer. — R.S., NC
  • Was so impressed with my Pronto, I ordered the TV85. Beautiful. What a quality telescope! Was thinking of (two competitive brands). I think I'll just order a TV101. — W.M., FL
  • I own a 9.25" SCT and (a competitive 102mm refractor) and I can already tell that the TV85 will be the most used scope. Restores my faith in American know-how! Excellent product, excellent craftsmanship. Thank you, Al. — C.D., LA
  • Spectacular performer. — V.R., TX
  • The 85 is an outstanding scope both optically & mechanically. Well done. — R.A., Canada
  • Mechanical & optical quality outstanding! Keep up the good work and never stop trying to be the best. — R.P., AZ
  • Very nice instrument!!! Wow. — J.P., MA
  • It's the best! — W.H., WA
  • Superb scope - well done! — H.R., U.K.
  • Very high quality fit & finish. Optics great, very high resolution. — J.J., MN
  • Outstanding! — R.S., WA
  • Solid instrument beautifully turned out - terrestrial images fantastic. — W.W., NC
  • I wanted a quality telescope that could be used for celestial and terrestrial viewing which was very portable. Success. — G.R., WY
  • Could not be more satisfied, scope wonderful. — D.H., IN
  • I am really delighted - this instrument deserves the great press. — D.F., MA
  • Optics, quality, reputation and I have several Tele Vue eyepieces. Recently returned two other 80mm scopes. — J.N., NY
  • Gift from wife! — B.C., SD
  • Love it, thanks! — G.S., CA
  • Beautiful quality. Great wide field and high power views! Met all expectations! — J.H., NC
  • Recommended by dealer. He was right! I love this scope. — A.H., CA
  • Love this scope. — J.V., TX
  • Workmanship is top-notch, views with my 15mm and 22mm Panoptic are great. — G.L., MN
  • It is without question the best optical instrument I have ever used. — C.K., CA
  • I needed an airline-portable high quality telescope. I expected it to be good but the initial views of Jupiter and Saturn really surprised me with their sharpness and wealth of color-free detail. Astounding! — J.B., OH
  • After just one night of using the TV85, I am totally pleased & excited. A great little scope in all respects! Bravo! — R.L., WI
  • I wanted the world's best small refractor. I got it. — J.S., ME
  • A fine instrument for travel & photography. This may indeed be the ultimate telescope for the astronomer. — M.P., CA
  • Very impressive build quality & optics. — R.K., NY
  • Far superior picture to anything else we looked at. Ideal instrument for stargazing & birding from our beach house. Looking forward to many years of exciting viewing. — H.B., OR
  • The TV85 is awesome. Text-book star test - showed no color, near perfect diffraction rings. — E.M., NY
  • Optical performance: A+ Portability: A+ This scope is amazing! Meets all my needs. — J.T., MO
  • Beautiful, well built scope. — R.S., NY
  • Fantastic optics. M-22, Lagoon, Trifid, Jupiter all looked great. — B.B., FL
  • Wonderful instrument - thanks for doing it right. — W.H., VA
  • I love it. — J.A., MD
  • Need something lighter/portable than my 10" SCT. TV85 is perfect! — C.B., MD
  • I love this telescope and I'm only getting started. — S.D., VA
  • Blows away any scope I've tried in the 90mm & under class. Thanks for a great product. — B.B., NH
  • TV-85 is a great scope, as expected. — N.S., WA
  • Exceptionally beautiful. Great design. Eyepiece Caddy is a real winner. — D.R., NM


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