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Old Thursday 22nd April 2004, 00:52   #26
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Having become more interested in birding the past couple years, I think I need to move up to a better scope. I have been using two inexpensive BSA scopes that I use for shooting, a 12-36X and a 20-60X.

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Will I see a marked improvement in resolution and brightness at 24X with the Raven, compared to what I have now?

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You'll see a marked improvement. There will be a little color fringing with the Raven, but absolutely nothing like the muddiness you've seen with the BSA. For a budget scope, go for it... especially with the tripod deal, if they're still offering it.

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Old Thursday 22nd April 2004, 00:55   #27
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If I'm not mistaken, they will refund every penny if you are not happy with it so I don't see where you have anything to lose. I have dealt with them for a couple of years now and it has always been a wonderful experience.
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Old Thursday 22nd April 2004, 01:17   #28
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Thanks GR and KC,

Wow! I've just been looking at the photos of KC, etow and sfitxgerald, some very nice pics! I saw somewhere that some Photo work might have been done, but you have to start with a good pic or you get crap. Very nice pics!

Thanks KC and GR, you may have made up my mind. I appreciate your information. I do not plan on taking pics...yet. :) Right now I just want to SEE! Pics may come later...where does get a "T plate" for a Minolta? (Damn, now ya got me thinkin'!)

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I did an experiment with my new Canon 10D and my Raven (non-apo) spotting scope. I used the Raven photo-adapter to hook the two up. This gave me 800mm. I had some chromatic coloration which I removed. I cropped and sharpened etc. to get this result.

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I started a thread comparing two brands.
http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=255387

I have now given up on the Denali. The Raven seems to leave room for upgrades, like the 30x eye piece.

But I am a bit unhappy with the 20-60x range. I would actually like to have 15x available in these beginner scopes, as it is brighter there. Good for bad weather scoping.

The other one I am looking at is from Nikon, 60mm, with 15-45x. I am quite happy at 45x most times.

Anybody get much use of the Raven at 60x?
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