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Old Saturday 1st February 2014, 10:05   #1
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Dear all,
I'd like to do birdwatching with a scope, after years of binos.
On the 2nd hand market I could buy a Leica apo televid 77 or a pentax pf80 ed for less than 1000 euros with a 20/60 zoom eyepiece.
I'd like also use it with a micro 4/3 mirrorless camera (panasonic g3) for dgscoping. Which one do you suggest? Leica has a fluorite lens, on the other hand Pentax has the best eyepiece variety. Very difficult choice. Thanks.
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Old Sunday 9th February 2014, 16:37   #2
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Leica optics are superior in my opinion.
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Old Tuesday 11th February 2014, 18:47   #3
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Ciao Marzan.

At the end, trust me, you will find yoursfelf using the camera with the zoom, and probably at most, one or two 20x to 30x eyepiece. So my vote is andiamo for the Leica.

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Old Tuesday 11th February 2014, 18:54   #4
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Leica DOES NOT have a fluorite lens..just good old ED glass...
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Old Saturday 15th February 2014, 08:19   #5
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Originally Posted by mayoayo View Post
Leica DOES NOT have a fluorite lens..just good old ED glass...
Um, YES it does! Triple element objective with one fluorite element, to be precise.

That is, unless the Televid 77 brochure I have in front of me is wrong.
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