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Bushnell, Tasco, BSA or Barska?

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Bushnell, Tasco, BSA or Barska?

Postby pippenilha on Thu Mar 16, 2006 8:20 pm

Hello!, I’m from Brazil, and am for buying one scope 20-60X60, I do not want to spend more than $80US and I’m in doubts between these models: Bushnell sportview, Tasco world class, BSA hunter zoom and Barska spotter sv, all in 20-60X60.

which recommends to me?
some of these is manufactured in China?

Forgive me for the bad English.
pippenilha
 

Postby opticsplanet.com on Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:36 am

Hi

All are manufactured in China and will be of similar quality, none of which I would rate as good. If you plan to go to the expense of shipping to Brazil, I would highly recommend spending more money to get better quality.
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Celestron

Postby pippenilha on Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:34 am

What you they find of the use of the Celestron C65 mini-mak for terrestrial use?
It is better that the models 20-60 Tasco and Bushnell?
It is manufactured in China?
pippenilha
 


Postby opticsplanet.com on Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:26 am

Hi

The message board in the previous link says it all. If you want to get by with an inexpensive spotter, at least move up to the LOMO 60LER, http://www.opticsplanet.com/as60lersp.html or the Bushnell Trophy 20-50x50, http://www.opticsplanet.com/bush-ss-tro ... 87325.html Optics and construction on these two are much better. The LOMO is an all metal scope made in Russia. The old version of the Trophy is made in Japan and it is waterproof.
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Postby LOMO vs LOMOzm on Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:18 pm

Comparing the quality of the image of the LOMO astele 47x60 and the LOMO 48-146x60, both has the same clearness in minimum zoom? It would not be more interesting to acquire the model with zoom since the price is the same?
Which the real advantages of eyepiece of zoom fixed?
Again obliged for the excellent clarifications and it forgives for my English.
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Postby Donny Michaels on Sun Mar 19, 2006 1:13 pm

In my opinion, buying a scope under $100 is a complete waste of money. You get what you pay for, in this case, a piece of garbage. I have owned scopes like this before and threw them in the trash after one day of use.
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Postby opticsplanet.com on Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:05 pm

Hi

The fixed power eyepiece is a better match than the zoom eyepiece on the little LOMO 60. I'd defintely recommend the LER version. if you need other magnifications, you can always buy other eyepieces.
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Postby pippenilha on Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:55 pm

Hello!, would like to be thankful for the clarifications, finally decided, will buy the LOMO astele 60zm.
Although you to recommend LER, I opted to "zm", and if to be unsatisfied I will go to acquire one another Eyepiece, probably of 20mm.

How it finishes doubts, it says which to me would be, in practises, the difference to visualize a terrestrial object with the Eyepiece of 25mm and to visualize the same object with the Eyepiece zoom in 24mm?
about the freight, a friend who lives in USA will bring for me...

Thanks!!
pippenilha