Re: Binos and spotting scopes
Some of it depends on what it is you intend to do with it.
I used the Kowa 820 with regular glass (not fluorite). With the 32WA I could see the tine of a spike deer at 1350 yds. I could count the points on a bull elk at some distance beyond 2500yds- perhaps as far as 3500 but I didnít have a rangefinder to measure a distance that far. With the 82mm objective the scope gathers a lot of light for early morning and late evening. Under overcast conditions (not much mirage) I could easily see 6mm holes at 700 yds, perhaps I could have seen them to 1K on that kind of day.
For closer work I have a 22WA lens. Some people like the LER long eye relief lens.
Bad point is it is big and heavy. I used a full size backpack to carry it and the tripod as well as all of the other necessary gear. Cost with two lens will run abut $1,000 give or take some.
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