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Old Wednesday 5th December 2012, 18:33   #1
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Straight or angled eyepiece ?

Hi guys and gals,
I am new to all this and at the moment im having trouble with which vewing format to go for, straight or the angled ? any advice will be greatly recieved.
Thankyou, Martin.
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Old Wednesday 5th December 2012, 18:41   #2
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Straight is intuitive, but on a tripod needs to be higher than a angled scope.

Angled is great for long term viewing and for groups sharing an optic. On a tripod is markedly lower than a straight so can be more stable. I prefer angled for on a tripod and straight hand held.
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Old Wednesday 5th December 2012, 19:16   #3
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Hi Ratal,
Thankyou for your responce i was sort of edging towards an angled scope,
thanks again,"Happy spotting at christmas".
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Old Wednesday 5th December 2012, 19:24   #4
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Hi Ratal,
Thankyou for your responce i was sort of edging towards an angled scope,
thanks again,"Happy spotting at christmas".
Oh yeah, I'm getting the new Hawke endurance 85ed angled scope for an early Christmas gift :) I agree with your angled choice, as one clincher.....they make a bird at top of trees easier on the neck to.scope out if you got your spotter on a tripod..

And a merry Christmas birding to you too!
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Old Wednesday 5th December 2012, 19:58   #5
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Hi guys and gals,
I am new to all this and at the moment im having trouble with which vewing format to go for, straight or the angled ? any advice will be greatly recieved.
Thankyou, Martin.
The only thing I find with angled scopes is that they are more dificult to find birds in flight. On balance I like the angled scope but swear a lot when trying to find the fly through hobby.
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Thanks for the info Bob a very useful point about the birds in flight.
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One more thing. You will need time to become used to using the angled scope. However, it becomes easy after a while. But those damn birds in flight !!!! Who has shown them how to fly ???? It would be so easy if they walked like everybody else...
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There was a good thread here some time ago about strapping a zip tie to the front of the scope to provide a targeting reference point. This works rather well and helps improve the user friendlyness of the angled scope.
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There was a good thread here some time ago about strapping a zip tie to the front of the scope to provide a targeting reference point. This works rather well and helps improve the user friendlyness of the angled scope.
http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=99084

I push the cable into the stay on case length ways along the scope. . When you pack up push the objective lens cover on and the cable tie folds back along the scope . Bend back to correct position the next time you remove lens cover . This method is excellent for scoping flying birds.
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