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Recent content by sur-akk

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    Kowa 883 vs Swaro ATS80HD

    Hi Juhani, I read your thread and saved it to my bookmarks too! And saved quite a few from Joachim and Henry also. I'll post the pics if I undertake those star tests.
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    Kowa 883 vs Swaro ATS80HD

    Thanks everyone for your feedback! I have burnt my pockets and placed an order for a Kowa 883, tripod and the head suggested. Testing the scope would be a difficult task, but found the resolution sheet and star test tutorials on the threads here. But I need to do a lot of reading and not sure...
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    Kowa 883 vs Swaro ATS80HD

    Primary purpose of the scope would be bird-watching, and digiscoping is secondary.
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    Kowa 883 vs Swaro ATS80HD

    Thanks Bill! Unfortunately, Meopta is not easily available here in UK and weighing everything, I would opt fo Kowa 883.
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    Kowa 883 vs Swaro ATS80HD

    Many Thanks Joachim! i may end up buying the Kowa 883, and to keep the digiscoping option open, I shall go for 055 tripod. I did check around, but the 500AH is not available with any of the stockists, so I may go for 502AH.
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    Kowa 883 vs Swaro ATS80HD

    My first post here. The two scopes I shortlisted are Swarovski ATS80HD and Kowa 883. I am preferring Kowa scope to the Swaro, as both of these scopes are similarly priced, but Kowa comes with an 88mm to the Swaro's 80mm, and Kowa weighs about 235gm more. I have read quite a few threads out here...
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