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    Leica APO-Televid 82 v. Swarovski ATM 80 HD

    No worries. Considering I'm more astro than birding, your gear comprises interesting choices. You're using astro scopes for birding, and I'm using a birding scope for astronomy. How about that. There's no question you get an optical advantage with that gear, but whether I'm birding or going...
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    Leica APO-Televid 82 v. Swarovski ATM 80 HD

    I think I already described why I prefer 25-50x to the other choices from Leica, Swarovski and Zeiss. I primarily observe celestial subjects, birds less so. To recap, I like the wide apparent field of view particularly at lower powers where it is often difficult to get. The image brightness...
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    Leica APO-Televid 82 v. Swarovski ATM 80 HD

    Comparison of Leica APO-Televid 82 and Swarovski ATM 80 HD I also show this comparison with photos at: http://leicavswarovski.wordpress.com/ Leica APO Televid 82 The box, case, and eyepiece tube tell you immediately that you are handling something well made. The fit and finish of the product...