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  1. J

    Are new scopes really better?

    Many thanks to you all for your advice. Cley Spy and Rutland are both possible in the near future with parents in Norfolk and Nottingham. However, I have managed to purchase a Nikon Fieldscope ed78a with 38x WF eyepiece from a well known auction site that looks to be in good condition for £200...
  2. J

    Are new scopes really better?

    Dear All. What a wonderfully informative and welcoming group. Thank you very much for your detailed replies. I am generally impatient to get on with the buying (I recognize that this is daft behaviour!), so will test the idea that my test scope was a 'Friday afternoon' model. However, if no...
  3. J

    Are new scopes really better?

    Dear All First post after a month of interesting forum reading. My birder wife requested an upgrade to her Japan Elite Ranger 60mm scope that I added an unbranded 15-45 eye piece. However, I have just been testing it alongside various Hawke products (after being very impressed with their ED...