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Recent content by nature elvis

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    How can you differentiate old ATS 80HD model from new ATS 80HD?

    Well, after all that I've decided to go for a used pair of the original 8.5x42 EL's which I've picked up at a good price. I think I'll revisit the scope idea at a later date. Thanks again guys.
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    How can you differentiate old ATS 80HD model from new ATS 80HD?

    Brilliant, thanks John. That's really helpful.
  3. nature elvis

    How can you differentiate old ATS 80HD model from new ATS 80HD?

    Thanks John, I appreciate you taking the time to respond. I think its important to understand as I was concerned I could mistakenly pick up an earlier model with the inferior optics in the belief it is the version that followed the ATM. This helps. Thanks again.
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    How can you differentiate old ATS 80HD model from new ATS 80HD?

    Hi I'm thinking of getting a used ATS 80HD but before I do I want to be sure it's the most recent model. How can I be sure it's the aluminium one that follows the magnesium ATM and not the ATS 80HD which predated it? As far as I can tell they look identical. Are there any clear, visual signs...
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    sketch from own photos

    Good stuff, I agree with Tim, Chaffinch is my favourite.
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    Lowepro Scope Porter

    Good point, it is a bit steep.
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    Lowepro Scope Porter

    Has anyone got any images showing the inside of the Scope Porter they cou D post or point me in the direction of? I've seen pics showing the inside of the side pockets and I understand how the scope porter works i.e the scope can be housed inside whilst stlll being attached to a Tripod but just...
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    Swarovksi eyepieces

    Thanks for the response. The thing is, I've got a 20-60xS and along something like a 30x wide fixed eyepiece this could get a similar affect to the 25x50 but a lot cheaper. Admittedly in two separate eyepieces. The 25-50 does sound great but I'm wondering if a cheaper 30x is the way to go for...
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    Swarovksi eyepieces

    Hi, Can anyone Let me know how many Swaro eyepieces there have been within the usual range of 20x, 30x, 45x and 20-60x since the older AT80 scope. I'm confused by various websites showing a 30x sw and a 30 w for example. Not sure whether there is any difference. I'm pretty sure the 30xww is...
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    Any Birding spots near Padua?

    Going with the wife for 4 days at the end of April and looking for somewhere to catch some birds/wildlife for a day within easy train distance, any ideas?
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    Manfrotto 190cxpro4 128rc2 Swarovski ATS 80HD

    No, thanks it is helpful. Right now I'm thinking the 190cxpro4 is the way forward. If I go down the digiscoping route It should do the trick too.
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    A question for Swarovski owners.

    My used Swarovski ATS 80HD has arrived today. Unfortunately I didn't have too long to give it a whirl before it got dark but compared to a Leica Apo Televid 77 which I've used a few times but not owned I have to say the Swaro is much lighter, a little brighter although as I say it was getting...
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    Leica Apo Televid 82

    Hi thanks for the response. I've ended up with a used Swarovski ATS 80 HD which I hope will be delivered today or tomorrow. I realise it doesn't come off too well in one of those links but that opinion does seem in the minority. I already a pair 10x42 EL's and can't fault them. Also I'm very...
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    Manfrotto 190cxpro4 128rc2 Swarovski ATS 80HD

    Hi all Hopefully, all being well, a used Swarovski ATS 80 HD is winging its way to me as we speak. :t:B (: Its taken a while to get the Scope, obviously as you can imagine the cost doesn't help in this regard and I'm aware I've asked a similar question on the forum quite a while back when I was...
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    Leica Apo Televid 82

    Can anyone, preferably owners, share their thoughts on the Leica Apo Televid 82 with the 25-50 eye piece? Seen a used one at a decent price and wondering if there any any known issues with this particular model I should be looking out for. Thanks in advance
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