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Old Monday 22nd November 2010, 11:15   #1
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I have now posted quite a few posts with similar questions because I am ready to buy but not 100% sure what to get.

I am seriously considering the Nikon ed82 but my local shop reckons I will get more for my money (which is correct due to extra cost of lenses etc) if I go for the Opticron HR 80 GAED, they also tell me that they are both going to be similar for photographic purposes as they are both ED glass.
I cannot see these scopes togeyher for comparison so am relying on others experience and advice. I have looked through the Opticron but cannot compare because this is the only time I have been able to look through one.


Even more confused now!!

BTW thanks for any replies I have already had in similar posts
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Old Monday 22nd November 2010, 14:52   #2
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I have now posted quite a few posts with similar questions because I am ready to buy but not 100% sure what to get.

I am seriously considering the Nikon ed82 but my local shop reckons I will get more for my money (which is correct due to extra cost of lenses etc) if I go for the Opticron HR 80 GAED, they also tell me that they are both going to be similar for photographic purposes as they are both ED glass.
I cannot see these scopes togeyher for comparison so am relying on others experience and advice. I have looked through the Opticron but cannot compare because this is the only time I have been able to look through one.


Even more confused now!!

BTW thanks for any replies I have already had in similar posts
Hi there,

I have had experience with both scopes, but not next to one another. So it's hard to say how they compare side by side, but I would say they are both very similar optically and build wise.

You can get a wide range of digiscoping accessories with Opticron products that are fully compatible with the HR 80Ed for either compact or D-SLR's.

See our website for details on this and pictures taken with these digiscoping kits here:

http://www.opticron.co.uk/Pages/telephoto_menu.htm

There is also a retail offer of a free Opticron Birdwatchers Tripod with a Manfrotto 701HDV head on the HR 80Ed when purchased with the SDL Zoom at the moment.

See here:

http://www.opticron.co.uk/Pages/promotions.htm

If you have any other questions just ask.

Hope this helps,

Rob

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Old Tuesday 23rd November 2010, 21:20   #3
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Old Tuesday 23rd November 2010, 21:34   #4
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I would suggest that the ED 82 is the better scope and works well with fixed eyepieces. Should be some good deals around re warehouse and ace optics given that the model is discontinued.

There might also be a secondhand bargain out there?
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Black Kite, Thanks for your advice
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Hi Monoglypha

What scope and lens did you decide on?

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