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Old 09-08-2008, 11:09 PM
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Default Zeiss, Pentax, Nikon spotters

I am trying to decide on what 80mm+ spotting scope to get. I have read rave reviews about the Pentax and everyone knows the Zeiss is top notch. Swaro is over priced I think, your just paying for the name. Biggest thing is I found the complete Pentax 20-60x 80mmED scope for $1049 shipped. I then found the Zeiss 85mm for $1295 and I would need an eye- piece that I could find for roughly $400. That makes it $650 more than the Pentax. I am wondering if the Zeiss is worth the extra money or not?? WWUD?

I would also love to hear of any good deals anyone may know about or if ya have a used one, shoot me a PM!
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:42 PM
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Take a good look at the Meopta before you buy.

The Zeiss is pretty hard to beat. The Swaro. is also a great piece of glass. The dollar is so weak against the Euro that the European glass has went out of sight in price.

I am looking at one of the Meopta's myself.

I am not 100% sure, but I do believe the Pentax and the Burris are the same glass. You might want to look at the better Burris before you buy the Pentax. Tom.
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:35 AM
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I once had a Nikon ED Fieldscope that was very decent (and cheaper than the top Euro brands).
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Old 12-26-2009, 10:39 PM
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I quit using spotters out west the big eyes are the ticket mid price/ grade $600-$800 15x power on a tri pod.sit next to someone with a $1500 spotter and you will see more animals and quicker hands down.article on24hrcampfire called big eyes seeing is believing .
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