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Regal M2 16-48x65 ED Angled Spotting Scope

Angled Spotting Scope

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Celestron Regal M2 16-48x65 ED Angled Spotting Scope
We purchased this scope through some clients from USA to bring to Brazil for a birdwatching trip in the Pantanal, Southwest Amazon and Cerrado Biomes with us. As our primary scope was out of alignment, we had to make a quick decision as to which model to purchase, and budget was an important factor. The Pentax model that we had originally favored was not available at the time we were ready to purchase on a few day's notice, and after several reviews we settled on this model. We hadn't had great experiences here with the Celestron MK1 models in the past but after reading reviews of this model we decided to purchase. The dark green and black color scheme is more compatible with birding, the objective lens cap is more secure, the aluminium frame has been replaced with magnesium making it much lighter. The fine and gross focusing know is also a big plus. It is too early to answer questions about durability, but the issues of the previous model have been resolved and it it is an excellent value for the price we paid. One small criticism that I would mention is that the black anodized aluminium screw on viewfinder cap makes a heck of a lot of noise when you screw it on or off. You need to take it off before you encounter the birds. Our goal was to purchase a lightweight angled spotting scope in the 16-60x65 range. After some thought and study, we decided that the 16-48x65 range would be adequate given the distortion caused by heat humidity and dust in the neo-tropical environment where we will be using the scope. Occasionally it would be nice to have a little more zoom, but we are quite satisfied with the decision to purchase a 16-48x65.

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