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    The minox md50 is also one to look at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckbull View Post
    The minox md50 is also one to look at.
    That is another great value scope. While the others I listed perform better, IMO, the Minox midget offers great performance and substantial savings, if you find a deal like those Cameralandny demos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitterroot Bulls View Post
    That is another great value scope. While the others I listed perform better, IMO, the Minox midget offers great performance and substantial savings, if you find a deal like those Cameralandny demos.
    Thats exactly where I purchased mine. I bought the "demo" model and saved lots of cash. I couldn't tell that the scope had been out of the box.

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    Leupold Kenais are pretty good scopes for the money to. I also second camofire.com.

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    I think it somewhat has to do with what quality of binos you have too. If you are looking through really good binos next to a lesser quality spotting scope you will likely not be happy with it. its all relative IMO.

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    Just an FYI the ED50 from Natchezz they show it comes with the zoom eyempiece but they come with the 16x Wide angle lense.
    Very nice eyepiece just not alot of magnification.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bitterroot Bulls View Post
    As a former Vortex Nomad owner, I was not really impressed with that scope. I think you could do a lot better with your budget.

    I like DrH's ED50 recommendation. I just about can't believe this deal:

    http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm...dID=NK8303BR01

    If you can find a Pentax PF 65 ED in your price range, it is also a great option.

    The Celestron Regal ED is also a great value.
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    Thanks for the info on the 16x eyepiece. If it is the big wide angle eyepiece, it s an even better value, as that eyepiece is easily sold on eBay for more than the MC 13-30 zoom goes for. If it is the cheap little 16x, then not so good, but a great deal nonetheless, as you can find the zoom for about $100 pretty often.

    Did you order one? Perhaps you could post a pic of the eyepiece.

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    Yes i actually ordered two- both came with this eyepiece.



    Quote Originally Posted by Bitterroot Bulls View Post
    Thanks for the info on the 16x eyepiece. If it is the big wide angle eyepiece, it s an even better value, as that eyepiece is easily sold on eBay for more than the MC 13-30 zoom goes for. If it is the cheap little 16x, then not so good, but a great deal nonetheless, as you can find the zoom for about $100 pretty often.

    Did you order one? Perhaps you could post a pic of the eyepiece.

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    That is the DS (digiscoping) series wide angle eyepiece. I have one myself. It has excellent performance for viewing, but is really designed to work with Nikon's proprietary digiscoping adapters. One could sell that eyepiece and purchase either the 13-30 MC zoom, or the 13-40 MCII eyepiece. I have had both zooms, and prefer the MCII.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitterroot Bulls View Post
    That is the DS (digiscoping) series wide angle eyepiece. I have one myself. It has excellent performance for viewing, but is really designed to work with Nikon's proprietary digiscoping adapters. One could sell that eyepiece and purchase either the 13-30 MC zoom, or the 13-40 MCII eyepiece. I have had both zooms, and prefer the MCII.
    Where can you find a MCII eyepiece? I have been looking and can not find one any where. It looks like they were discontuned to me.

 

 

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