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Nikon RA111 65wp (1 Viewer)

mickbe74

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Hi All,I'm looking for my first scope i wonder if anyone could give me their opinions on this scope with a 30xwide Nikon ep,would it compare favourably to a Kowa TSN1 or 2 with 30x ep,also any thoughts on prices i should expect to pay for these,many thanks in advance.
 

theconstantwalker

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I had this scope and loved it. It's very light and i had some good times using it. I upgraded to the EDIII but to be honest i can't see any difference between the two (in normal light anyway) i even got some decent videos digiscoping with it. I have no comparisons with other makes though.
 

mickbe74

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I had this scope and loved it. It's very light and i had some good times using it. I upgraded to the EDIII but to be honest i can't see any difference between the two (in normal light anyway) i even got some decent videos digiscoping with it. I have no comparisons with other makes though.

Thanks for the reply,do you think the x30 wide eye piece would do for general birding ?
 

theconstantwalker

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The 30x is is probably the only eyepiece you will ever need on a scope. It appears to be the most popular optic size in all makes of scope for birding. I had all the different E/P's and 90% of the time i only used the 30x
 

alanrharris53

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I have been thinking about getting a scope for a while but know nothing about them. Ideally I want something light enough to walk around with and I already normally carry a fair bit of camera gear.

I have a chance of getting this scope with a 15-45x zoom eyepiece as a long service award at work. Basically there isn't much else I would choose from the limited options I have.

Should I go for it seeing it won't cost me anything, or should I get a tv or somethign else that I don't really need and save up for a better scope?

Any advice appreciated.
 

theconstantwalker

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I had one and used it a lot over the last couple of years and it suited my needs. I was on holiday on Anglesey last summer and watching the Terns both myself and the RSPB warden had the RAIII 65 and other birders really enjoyed the views through our scopes.
 

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