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    Kowa Genesis 8x22 vs. Swarovski Curio 7x21

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the 22mm Kowa's and how they might compare to the new Swarovski's? The curio's are a real hot ticket item yet there aren't many reviews of the pocket sized gensis. In the USA they cost about the same but one can order the Genesis via...
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    Which 10x42 binoculars are you using the most?

    I wanted to title this thread "Best 10x42 binoculars 2022" but best is subjective because people put different levels of importance on different factors. So "which 10x42 binos are you using the most?" seemed like a better compromise to avoid a flame war. There's old best bino threads out there...
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    Kowa TSN773/883 with 1.25" star diagonal?

    Hello, I know there are threads about the kowa and astro EP use with the adapter. I'm wondering if one could, or if anyone has tried, using a 1.25" star diagonal with the astro adapter and then an EP? Is focus an issue due to the kowa short f ratio or focuser? Would adding a diagonal make...
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    Maven CS.1 15-45x65 vs. Kowa TSN-663M+TE-9Z

    Hello, I'm putting thought into getting a mid-range spotting scope. I would like it for general use while traveling but also particularly casual astronomy use. (I know not to get my hopes up with regard to astronomy use but it's still a factor.) Has anyone gotten a chance to try out either...
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