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Best Spotting Scope for the $$

 
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:06 PM
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Re: Best Spotting Scope for the $$

I have a Zen-Ray ZEN ED2 20-60x82mm Angled Spotting Scope last year and could not be more pleased.

Camera Land is having a sale on them right now for $869.99 and you can't beat that price!

Zen Ray - CameraLand NY
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:50 PM
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I have a Zen-Ray ZEN ED2 20-60x82mm Angled Spotting Scope last year and could not be more pleased.

Camera Land is having a sale on them right now for $869.99 and you can't beat that price!

Zen Ray - CameraLand NY
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Go with the Zen Ray for your price point. It's as good or better than the Razor. I'm prejudiced though, as I ordered the Zen Ray, then went with the Meopta Meostar for $1k more simply cuz the reviews put it up there with Alpha scopes, and I couldn't be happier with the glass and better FOV.
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Re: Best Spotting Scope for the $$

I bought a Meopta a few years back when first really available in the states. They had intro pricing and a 20 -60 x 70 HD with cover w zippers to use while on a tripod is great, a Great tripod and great tech support. I used it in the steep mtns of Idaho, the canyons too, took it out on the big rivers in Idaho and western MT to test on birds on the water, now in eastern MT it gets a workout on ultra long range scouting. It has been impeccable for me. I see nothing to improve on except more weight, size and $. Meopta is some top quality and better pricing than many. As one of the oldest and largest in Europe, they have great support, and great support set up here in the US.
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The 12-40X60 Leupold Gold Ring HD is in your price range and is very easy on the eyes with it's 30mm of eye relief all the way out to 40 power.
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I have a Zen-Ray ZEN ED2 20-60x82mm Angled Spotting Scope last year and could not be more pleased.

Camera Land is having a sale on them right now for $869.99 and you can't beat that price!

Zen Ray - CameraLand NY
That thing looks really similar to a Vortex Razor HD spotting scope......Colors and all.

Is it the same thing for 1/2 the price?
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That thing looks really similar to a Vortex Razor HD spotting scope......Colors and all.

Is it the same thing for 1/2 the price?
It's made in China, not Japan, but it is nearly identical and even the Razor eyepiece seems to fit.
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That thing looks really similar to a Vortex Razor HD spotting scope......Colors and all.

Is it the same thing for 1/2 the price?
It's made in China, not Japan, but it is nearly identical and even the Razor eyepiece seems to fit.
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