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Old Sunday 5th December 2010, 14:11   #101
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How's the new Diascope working out for you, Baldibis? I'm so starved for reviews of this scope I had to resort to reading this:

;^) No, it is good to know that they found the new focus mechanism to be an improvement, I guess.
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Old Friday 20th July 2012, 09:06   #102
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Hi SEOW et al, Apologies for very long delay in responding!! I am sorry I am not a very regular user of Bird Forum! So just in case anyone still looks at this - I should report that I in 18 months of use I am totally satisfied with the new Zeiss 85FL 20-75 zoom combo. I have now used this kit in every type of weather and light condition and would definitely contend that it is at least as good as any of its class rivals i.e. Swarovski, Leica or Kowa. Of course in the final analysis it is a case of personal preference all I can say is that I would recommend anyone trial the Zeiss scope before purchasing one of the others mentioned above.
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Old Friday 5th October 2012, 15:45   #103
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The Zeiss Victory Diascope 85 T*FL is being discounted in a number of UK stores at present.

New model on the way?
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Old Saturday 10th November 2012, 19:05   #104
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Time for a Zeiss HT scope?
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Old Saturday 10th November 2012, 20:22   #105
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My thoughts entirely which I would hate because I have the 85 Diascope and now have the Victory HT binocular .The clarity and view of the HT bino is IMHO far superior to the Diascope as I have compared in my comments on the thread Here are the HTS I am one of the fortunate people to have the HT bino and if they produce an HT diascope I feel that on my experience I will have to upgrade.Looking through the HT is like looking at the world with the light switched on compared to the diascope.I say no more .Eddy
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Old Wednesday 6th March 2013, 12:03   #106
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Thumbs up Zeiss Offer

All this for 2099 - seems excellent VFM to me !!
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Old Monday 25th March 2013, 15:34   #107
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Seems like a good price.
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Old Thursday 5th March 2015, 12:12   #108
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Picked up a Zeiss 85 victory DIASCOPE with 20-75x zoom from ebay at 1100 which is almost a 50% reduction on new. It is a very good scope and I have compared it alongside a Swaro ATS 80 HD with 25-50 and 20-60x zoom. There is very little in it except that the 75x zoom on the Diascope gives greater reach for far away birds. The two speed focus takes a bit of time to get used to but does a good job. Although it is heavy with the 20-75 zoom compared to the Swaro, I think this is a very under-rated scope and deserves a look if you want a quality scope.
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