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Vanguard Endeavor Hd 65a

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Old Wednesday 16th May 2018, 21:34   #1
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Vanguard Endeavor Hd 65a

VANGUARD ENDEAVOR HD 65A 15-45x65
Anybody has opinion about it? ED coated glasses sounds good for 450 Euro
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Old Monday 28th May 2018, 12:06   #2
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I purchased the 82mm-version for around EUR 350 a while ago, so you might find it for a better price somewhere.

I think mine was a good deal (no Swaro nor Kowa, but quite usable).

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Old Thursday 6th September 2018, 20:17   #3
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Sending mine back tomorrow after a few hours with it in fading light yesterday. I had high hopes for that scope, based on some glowing reviews, but my copy was optically very challenging. Bright enough, but I felt like I could never quite get the subject in sharp focus, and as my eye moved around behind the eyepiece, things inside the image moved in a strange way that really was unsettling to me. My 30 year old Bushnell with a fixed 20x eyepiece killed it in contrast and resolving ability, but was not as bright as the Vanguard.

So far, my eyes just haven't gotten along with any Chinese made optics I've tried. For whatever reason, optics made in Japan have suited my eyes very well. I keep trying these Chinese made binoculars and scopes, but so far no luck. YMMV of course.
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Sending mine back tomorrow after a few hours with it in fading light yesterday. I had high hopes for that scope, based on some glowing reviews, but my copy was optically very challenging. Bright enough, but I felt like I could never quite get the subject in sharp focus, and as my eye moved around behind the eyepiece, things inside the image moved in a strange way that really was unsettling to me. My 30 year old Bushnell with a fixed 20x eyepiece killed it in contrast and resolving ability, but was not as bright as the Vanguard.

So far, my eyes just haven't gotten along with any Chinese made optics I've tried. For whatever reason, optics made in Japan have suited my eyes very well. I keep trying these Chinese made binoculars and scopes, but so far no luck. YMMV of course.

Get yourself a Pentax PF65. Superb little scope.
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Get yourself a Pentax PF65. Superb little scope.
I have one in my shopping cart right now. LOL
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Old Monday 15th October 2018, 01:59   #6
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The endeavor HD is a great bang for your buck spotting scope.
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