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Alpen 851ED vs 786

Postby John H on Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:28 pm

Does anyone have any experience with the [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/alpen-brand.html]ALPEN[/link] 851ED [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/spottingscopes.html]spotting scope[/link]. I have viewed the [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/alpen-brand.html]Alpen[/link] 786 and WOW. Was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the scope. But fortunately, the [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/alpen-brand.html]Alpen[/link] 851 fits into my budget,and the limited reviews I've seen on all [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/alpen-brand.html]Alpen[/link] products lead me to think the extra money will be well spent. Any input,please. I'm getting ready to pull the trigger...metaphorically speaking. Will use the scope for birding.
John H
 

Re: Alpen 851ED vs 786

Postby Jne_K on Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:08 am

Hi John
No, haven't had a chance to see that Alpen, yet, but I've certainly been impressed with other Alpens for the money. The Rainier binos have certainly been great binos, too, so I would expect the same from the scope. With the ED glass, should have fine optics.
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