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Old Monday 12th December 2005, 18:11   #1
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Deals at LIDL - Bresser scope

Hi everyone

Just seen this on LIDL, does any one have any views on this scope. Is it worth the money?

http://www.lidl.co.uk/gb/home.nsf/pa...ctor_Telescope

Could I digiscope with it using a Canon G6?
Lots of questions but I'd like to get into digiscoping and wondered whether this would be a good cheap start to see if I like it?

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Old Monday 12th December 2005, 18:26   #2
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This is an astro scope so will be of little or no use for terestrial work. The magnifications will be far to high (lowest mag of 35x) and no doubt image quality will be poor. Generally speaking the only cheap astro refractors are very poor quality, personally I'd recommend stearing well clear of this.
If you want a cheap scope to start digiscoping with you'd be best off looking at secondhand spotting scopes, there are bargains out there.
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Old Monday 12th December 2005, 19:12   #3
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The image will probably be upside down too...
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I have seen these things around. The cheapest Nikon Earth and Sky is probably a better starting scope, or the equivalent.
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Old Tuesday 13th December 2005, 12:13   #5
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Thanks guys for the help and info. I was beginnning to think after a bit more research that it wasn't really right for birding or other wildlife watching.

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