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  1. pete_gamby

    50MM ED Spotting Scope Choices

    Whilst not a mass market product, there are 15x56 and similar specification binoculars on the market that are heavier and are more bulky than an MM4 50 - presumably those that buy such a product have set their usage expectations accordingly. As an example, a Swarovski EL 15x56 is 1.2kg and 1.9l...
  2. pete_gamby

    50MM ED Spotting Scope Choices

    If you plan, as you mentioned, to use it mainly hand-held or on a monopod, I would tend towards the straight body scope with a fixed mag eyepiece. You may find that with a zoom eyepiece you end up set at one magnification most of the time when using the scope in this manner as you're using what...