Since my post 19 minutes ago, 4 replies already ! We need to get out !!
When Swarovski announced this scope I was very interested.
I've recently undergone lung surgery and after the second Op. I contacted a really bad infection. And I mean BAD.....think DEAD !! ! I had to go back into Hosp where I also got COVID ! As a result ,I currently have to carry oxygen!
So, lighter gear means more to me than most!
I want to like this ATC (or a Kowa or anything similar) but as I state ,when combining the weight of a pod there isn't much difference. Then carrying the Scope/Pod on a Scopac or Mulepack, then the difference isn't noticeable!..........even for me!!
I've just done a quick comparison on weight in grams( forget price/quality etc etc)
Swar ATX 95 2217
Swar ATX85 1977
Swar ATX65 1652
Swar ATC 900
Kowa 99 1810
Kowa 88 1460
Kowa 553 810
A decent pod (carbon)
So, this thread is about the ATC so lets compare the ATC with Benro pod 2486, Swar ATX65 3238, Kowa 553 2396, Kowa 88 3046.
So the ATC is a 'can of Beans' lighter (on average)
Is it worth it??