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Old 03-23-2009, 11:06 PM
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Re: Camera Land Special Purchase 80mm Spotting Scope

Well, FiremanFrank said it as it is. I got the scope today and when I first peaked through it at 20x I was very pleased. I put it on a tripod and looking at a pile of rocks about 2.06 miles away = 3626 yards, I was not very impressed when I zoomed to 60 power setting. I figured I'd give it another chance and if I did not like it I would return it. This was because before I could see heat waves and I just wanted to be sure what the glass would do without the heat waves.

Before sunset, when it had cooled down enough, I set it up on my tripod again and boy, what a difference. I tried to take a picture hand holding the digital camera but let me tell you, it looks much better in real life.

For 199.00 USD, i'm happy. I'll keep it. The Nikon I had before, 15-45x60 Sky & Earth, did me good for many years, but when I zoomed to 45 things would get dark for my old eyes. Of course the 20-60x80 spotting scope makes a difference.

3626 yards (Just an approximation, I used Google Earth to come up with that number). I felt I would have seen a squirrel popping out of a hole. Hand held photo while my Vortex was sitting on the tripod set on the 60 power. I was just shaking bad. I'm just trying to give you all an idea how good the Vortex is. Camera Land gave awesome service and gr8fuldoug did not miss lead us. Thank you both!

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Old 03-24-2009, 07:29 AM
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Re: Camera Land Special Purchase 80mm Spotting Scope

Torn between trying this and the Bushnell Excursion! :(
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:33 PM
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Re: Camera Land Special Purchase 80mm Spotting Scope

I know how that goes! For now I'm content with this item.
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:57 PM
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Re: Camera Land Special Purchase 80mm Spotting Scope

Doug-

I saw you still have some of these. I was considering these for an entry level set of big eyes. How does this scope compare to Vortex Sandpiper 15-45x65 Spotter Part# SBS-SPR65-S. Can a straight 20-25x eye piece be installed in either of these?

Are you other guys still finding these satisfactory?
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:32 AM
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Re: Camera Land Special Purchase 80mm Spotting Scope

The only answer I can give you from your questions is Yes, I still like mine. I used it this last weekend and I'm pleased with it.
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Old 07-24-2009, 07:15 AM
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Re: Camera Land Special Purchase 80mm Spotting Scope

thanks J, Hopefully Doug is still subscribed to the thread and can tell me about the eye pieces.
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:15 AM
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Re: Camera Land Special Purchase 80mm Spotting Scope

Sorry for the delay getting back with you, I've been up in Alaska fishing this past week.

The eyepiece is fixed so it would only be the zoom that is on it. optically it is the same quality as the Sandpiper, but brighter due to the bigger objective.
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