Just to throw my two penneth in. I own a Kowa TSN 822 which has been upgraded to a 824 (flourite) and I can't fault it. The 20x60 zoom eyepiece is excellent as well, in my opinion, and I don't think that they are as expensive a scope as the ones that have been previously discussed.
Having said all that, scopes, like bins, are relevant to each persons taste. What suits one won't suit another. All anyone can do is recommend what you think is best and let the buyer try them out for themselves. That way they will make up their own mind.
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