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    Zeiss Gavia 85 Review

    The price of the 883 with the 25-60x has increased since that review. I see the B&H price is $3150 today. I'd check out the Nikon 82mm Monarch at about $1600. I still don't know for sure whether it's a re-issue of the old 82ED Fieldscope. If it is, a good sample should be superior to the...
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    Zeiss Gavia 85 Review

    Just checked the B&H Photo prices, lower prices might be available. Zeiss Gavia 30-60X - $2000 Meopta S2 HD 20-70x or 30-60x - $2400 Kowa TSN-883 25-60x - $2560
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    Zeiss Gavia 85 Review

    Hi Kimmo, I didn't detect any serious problems that seemed likely to be sample defects, so I think the specimen I tested is probably about as good as a Gavia gets. Henry
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    Zeiss Gavia 85 Review

    I heard two rumors about new Diascopes. One was that they won't be available until sometime in 2018 and the other very juicy rumor was that a prototype of a 110mm scope with Diffractive Optics had been developed, but then rejected. Here's some stuff about Canon's DO camera lenses...
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    Zeiss Gavia 85 Review

    Thanks, etudiant and Joachim. Joachim, I'm only offering a downgrade of the ED glass as a plausible explanation for the color in Gavia since Kamakura demonstrated with the ICON that this objective design can do better, but it's purely conjecture on my part. I don't know what glass is in any of...
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    Zeiss Gavia 85 Review

    I borrowed a Zeiss Gavia 85 for a couple of days last week with the idea of writing a review. Two days turned out to be too little time to get around to checking out everything, so here are the results of the tests I had time to do. The Gavia is one of several recently introduced iterations of...
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