Spotting Scope

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Darrell
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Re: Spotting Scope

Post by Darrell » Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:07 pm

I can't comment on that particular scope, but Orion has a great reputation, and has very good customer service.

One tip on buying optics--you really need to look through what you're thinking of buying. For budget optics, Nikon is the only pig in a poke I'd consider.
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Re: Spotting Scope

Post by Weetabix » Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:22 pm

Define "budget."
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Re: Spotting Scope

Post by HTRN » Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:39 pm

Weetabix wrote:Define "budget."
Yeah, that's a good point - he may not want to spend that much on a scope, and they're are some of us who look at Kowa's and go, "5 grand? It's a bargain!" :lol:

As for a tripod recommendation, I can wholeheartedly suggest a Manifrotto/Bogen 3251 with a 3047 head. Beefy and very stable. Downside? Used you're talking more than the spotting scope. Mine cost me 300 bucks and I thought it was a steal.
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Re: Spotting Scope

Post by toad » Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:41 pm

What I want, computerized equatorial mount, what I could do. Put some fishing weights in the legs. What I need, an apartment that overlooks a university swimming pool.

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Re: Spotting Scope

Post by FrankWood » Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:00 am

Darrell wrote:I can't comment on that particular scope, but Orion has a great reputation, and has very good customer service.

One tip on buying optics--you really need to look through what you're thinking of buying. For budget optics, Nikon is the only pig in a poke I'd consider.
I never knew about all this things until such time that I have visited the site and read this topic, thank you dude for the information.

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