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    Digiscoping with Kowa 883

    Very high quality product, works easily and flawlessly. That being said, only a couple of months later I upgraded from an iPhone X to iPhone 12, and my plan was to keep the iPhone X just for digiscoping use. I quickly came to realize that my Apple Watch was no longer paired with the iPhone X, so...
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    Help picking new Swarovski binoculars

    Received my new CL Companion 8x30 B today.. thank you again everyone for your advise! My girls are happy, looking forward to taking these out.
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    Help picking new Swarovski binoculars

    Thank you! I placed an order for the CL Companion 8x30 last week, look forward to them arriving!
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    Help picking new Swarovski binoculars

    Can confirm with my EL 8.5x42 FP's. See here at 1:55 in this video:
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    Help picking new Swarovski binoculars

    Thank you all! I'm narrowing my choices between the CL 8x30 and EL 8x32 and presently leaning towards the EL.
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    Help picking new Swarovski binoculars

    Thank you all for your feedback! I'm leaning towards the CL Companion 8x30.
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    Help picking new Swarovski binoculars

    Hello! For birdwatching I currently own a Swarovski EL 8.5x42 FieldPro and Kowa 883 Spotting Scope. My wife and daughters often use an inexpensive Nikon Aculon T01 10x21, or share my binoculars. I'm looking to purchase an upgrade from the Nikon and I'm considering these models: CL Companion...
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    Hello from Vancouver!

    Thank you Clark, Kits and KC!
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    Hello from Vancouver!

    Hi Everyone, I’m rather new to the forums and began building my kit this past Fall based on lots of searching, reading and advice on these forums! My gear currently consists of Swarovski EL 8.5x42 binoculars, and Kowa 883, 25-60x, 1.6x extender, B+W 95mm filter, Manfrotto MT055CXPRO3 tripod and...
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    Halloween Blue Moon

    Hi everyone, my first attempt at digiscoping! This was taken from my rooftop using a Kowa 883, 25-60x, 1.6x extender, B+W 95mm filter, Kowa TSN-IPX case and iPhone X. I used my Apple Watch as a remote shutter. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Digiscoping with Kowa 883

    If I had to hazard a guess.. very small production runs, custom mold, requirements to maintain high tolerances, branding (Kowa/OtterBox), marketing costs, limited distributor network, small customer base for a very niche product, distributor/retail overhead. I don't disagree that the cost is...
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    Digiscoping with Kowa 883

    Thank you all again for the advice! I ordered a Kowa/OtterBox phone case (TSN-IPX RP), along with a Kite Optics Viato backpack. I plan to use my Apple Watch as a remote shutter.
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    Digiscoping with Kowa 883

    Looking good! What phone adapter are you using?
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    Digiscoping with Kowa 883

    Thank you Joachim! I was worried for a moment that I might have the wrong plate. Have a wonderful day!
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    Digiscoping with Kowa 883

    Great advice, thank you!
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