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Re: First Scope

Post by Jne_K on Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:03 am

Hi

In a pinch with an 80mm scope, you could go with the Bushnell Advanced Titanium or the Vortex Summit Pro GT, though these are better suited to a 65mm scope than an 80mm scope. Too light in a stiff wind or if you will be doing at lot of work at 60x, but they are well built, at least.

The standard for 80mm scopes has always been a basic Manfrotto Bogen kit (in the Bogen world, kit means you get both legs and a head), such as the 055XDB, 128RC. That gets you all the stability you will need for a big scope. beyond that, you pay for other features that you may or may not find useful

Re: First Scope

Post by ktexan on Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:51 am

If we go with the [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/celestron-brand.html]Celestron[/link] scope you recommend, what reasonable [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/tripods.html]tripods[/link] do you suggest for this scope?

Re: First Scope

Post by Jne_K on Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:49 am

Hi

If you wear glasses, I would go with the Ventana. I haven't tested one, yet, but according to reports I have read, that long eye relief Leupold advertises is for real. Traditionally, zoom eyepieces at this price point are always poor in terms of eye relief once you get past the mid-point on magnification. I would also look at the Celestron regal PF-80 ED if you can squeeze that budget. Also has a very useable zoom and optics blow away anything in its class.

First Scope

Post by ktexan on Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:25 pm

Looking to buy first [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/spottingscopes.html]spotting scope[/link] for stationary hunting blind and wildlife viewing. Have narrowed choices to [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/bushnell-legend-line.html]Bushnell Legend[/link], [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/alpen-brand.html]Alpen[/link] 788, and [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/leupold-brand.html]Leupold[/link] Ventana. Am I missing any in this price range, and which do you recommend. Pros and cons of each? I wear [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/rx-eyeglasses.html]glasses[/link].

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