Re: Spotting scope ??????
Don't do the cheap, they're garbage. Cameraland has the Vortex Nomad for $229. It would be hard to find a better one for the money. As was said, look at the Minox also. I would go angled eyepiece. I have a straight and it is more difficult to use most of the time. Don't spend less than $200, you will regret it.
I think, therefore I am, conservative.
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