I just bought a cheap, old-ish cope from eBay, per thread title. (Slightly discoloured rubber sleeve at the objective end)
Mounting on my heaviest photographic tripod (Manfrotto #144, #168 ballhead), the views into my garden are bright and sharp - I am well pleased.
However, the tripod mount...
I enjoy causal birding but have never owned a spotting scope. I have been reading online and narrowed my search to the below 4 scopes:
Celestron Regal M2 100 ED
Hawke Endurance 25-75x85 ED
Pentax PF 80 ED
Vortex Viper HD 20-60x85
Ideally I would visit an optics store and try...
I am new here, glad to join you all.
Hope you can chip in and help me decide on the best scope for my budget. I could add a few hundred more to my budget, but would prefer to keep it under 600€.
My first and most important priority is picture quality. Plan to use it mostly for watching...
Brand new member here, although I have been following the forum as an outsider for a while now. Jumping right in with a request for much needed equipment advice please:
I am considering the Zeiss Conquest Gavia vs Swarovski ATS 20x60 65 or 80 and am wondering if it is worth...
My father is an avid and active birder who carries his tripod scope and giant lens with him everywhere. For Christmas this year, I want to get him a nice tripac for carrying his scope but I can only find UK based sites and am worried about buying from out of the country with COVID...
The Monarch HG's punch above their weight and I've read many people compare them favorable to far more expensive glass from Zeiss and Swarovski.
Are there spotting scopes that offer the same value proposition as the MHG bins? Perhaps Nikon's own Monarch Fieldscope?
I've been eying the MONARCH...