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Best portable scope for travelling

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Hi all,

I am thinking about buying a cheap (ish) tele/spotting scope to take with me on holiday this year, but I thought I would first try and get some advice before I make a purchase and regret it! :)

What do people recommend, obviously I don't want anything to cumbersome!? :)



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You can pick up something like a TeleVue Pronto second hand for around 200 pounds. These are truly excellent and very robust. I have an old one, plus a WO ZS66 that I bought new. The Pronto is in a different league optically and mechanically.


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Nothing like in the same league as Olly's kit, but I have an ST80. I use it as my guidescope at home, but it fits perfectly in my Maplins ally flight bag, with my ep's, diagonal etc. I mount it on a camera tripod for lovely widefield views. The CA for that, I don't find as an issue.

Just saw your post, the ST80 new is £95 from FLO. I have the Konus version

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