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Matt01

"Better Than $3,000 Telescopes!"

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Stumbled across this scammy affair today... I just had to laugh at their claims...🤣

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wow that bird 10 miles away looks amazing!

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At least it has lower viginetting than "Brand 3"😆

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"#moonsurfer"

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"Get 4 Telescopes at Once"!!!!!

I wonder if they would even deliver anything if you bought one...

This kind of thing should be illegal... some poor person might just believe it...

P.s I hope this is the right place to post... mods feel free to delete if not.

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I want to know how they found that deer in the forest so far away, and the bird.

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3 minutes ago, geordie85 said:

I want to know how they found that deer in the forest so far away, and the bird.

When you have optics like that - everything is possible :D

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It's great that they name the brands they compare this wonderful scope with, so we can objectively see why this wonderful scope outperforms them all.

It's not the wasted money I am concerned about, it's the disappointment it causes.

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What's the magnification on that bird, 20000x ?

Ads like that need to be banned. Someone always falls for it and the disappointment that follows.

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at least they used wildlife to market unlike some that use more dubious shots of beachwear... 😉

 

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When I was a kid they sold scopes based on magnification, which was grossly exaggerated beyond the scopes ability to deliver a clear image, now they just lie.

Alan

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maybe what you have to do is use the multi-buy and get several then stack 'em end to end 😄 

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Don't say it's a con!! 😱

I've just sold my 15" dob to get one of these little optical wonders 😳😳

My only concern was would my hand be steady enough...

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A lot of people are disappointed with the magnification of 6” telescopes, imagine what it would be with one of these 🙁

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I'm tempted to say that if you expect the performance of a $3k scope for 48-quid you deserve the inevitable outcome. Consumer protection laws say I'm wrong though. Looks like the figures on it say 40x60, I wonder if either of them is believable.

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6 hours ago, Matt01 said:

Stumbled across this scammy affair today... I just had to laugh at their claims...🤣

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wow that bird 10 miles away looks amazing!

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1568389857_Screenshot(9).png.1fb1025fd8bff20de07c423678da2497.png

1945672032_Screenshot(11).png.3aa64e8b764fe661bb011c7885450ac0.png

At least it has lower viginetting than "Brand 3"😆

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"#moonsurfer"

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"Get 4 Telescopes at Once"!!!!!

I wonder if they would even deliver anything if you bought one...

This kind of thing should be illegal... some poor person might just believe it...

P.s I hope this is the right place to post... mods feel free to delete if not.

It really annoys me how these con artists can get away with this.


Its these sort of rip off merchants that put people off astronomy. I see so many posts from people new to our hobby, buying their new 'scopes' and have been drawn in by the Hubble quality photos on the box or as part of their 'marketing' lies (probably actually stolen from NASA's website), understandably expecting the same views. They then come onto the forums thinking something is wrong with their equipment when all they've seen is the hint of a smudge when looking at say M31( IF they're lucky).

Its these criminals (maybe a little strong but i'm in rant mode 🤬) that leave beginners so disappointed they never pick up a scope again 😡 

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15 minutes ago, nephilim said:

criminals (maybe a little strong but i'm in rant mode 🤬)

Dont worry about being strong, you have hit the nail on the head.

1 hour ago, niallk said:

My only concern was would my hand be steady enough...

"With its included stabilizing tripod, you will get the perfect view every time" 

Oh thank goodness, you get a "stabilizing tripod"😆

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I watched a video advertising these on Face Book, and they used the exact same footage from a Nikon P1000 video I had watched just weeks before. I of course called them out in the comments for stealing footage and claiming it as their own but sadly my comment was drowned by others being absolutely wowed by this 40mm monocular marvel!

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Review advertorial here!:

https://besthonestreviews.com/reviews/en/starscope/epsilon-ad/

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One day I was looking at the Flickr page of one of my college photography teachers. His stuff was awesome. He had super-sharp, really colorful photos of wildlife and of interesting cities like Tokyo. And on his Facebook page, there were a lot of amazing shots of some really hot girls. When they heard he could make them look like models, they all begged him to take their photos. And he had some published magazine covers!

I messaged him. What gear are you using for your photos? Canon? Leica? Nikon? They are awesome. You must have some really expensive lenses!”

He messaged me back. “HA! I tossed all my expensive, heavy camera stuff. That’s all so last century. The only thing I use today is this tiny lens I bought from Starscope Monocular and my iPhone. The Starscope Monocular is made with CNC/CAD design so it’s BETTER than all that old heavy stuff.”

 

 

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🤣 Well I’ve bought 5 more of them after being so impressed with the first one I ordered and will give them away as Christmas presents this year. In these difficult times it’s brilliant that I can get to save so much money not buying £3,000 telescopes especially with Christmas so near. Whenever it’s cloudy or raining always think how much money you will have saved not being able to get out with your cumbersome £3,000 telescope and expensive heavy mount. Observations and observatories become a thing of the past with one of these little scientific wonders.

I managed to attach the monocular *scope to my barn door tracker and mobile using some spare aluminium bar and gaffa tape and got 180 seconds sub exposures with no star trailing even under the cloudiest skies. I did find I had first to take the shiny ruby lens coatings off, they easily peeled off quickly in hot water and using a pan scourer  so no worries there.

The monocular*scope is truly miraculous in that it can be used anywhere in the whole world, by people of all ages and by both right and left handed people, it has that definite universal appeal. Very handy for travel too, just put it in your pocket and travel, anywhere especially valuable if you can’t use it indoors. I haven’t  yet tried balancing one in each hand to make the most of stereoscopic viewing potential but who knows with some further imagination and some sticky tape what might yet be possible.

In fairness I can’t vouch for the images in the ad as I didn’t see the people or the blue tent when I looked through mine and I so desperately want to see a lovely bluebird one day but perhaps not likely at night time. 😂

Caveat emptor!

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Shame I wanted to get 6 of these beauties but the max they sell is a group of 5 .  Oh well. :( 

Jim

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7 minutes ago, saac said:

Shame I wanted to get 6 of these beauties but the max they sell is a group of 5 .  Oh well. :( 

Jim

Yes, it's just despicable speciesism, six eyed sand spiders* are forced to buy two sets of 3 of these marvellous bargains to be fully equipped, , or a 4 and a 2, which means they will be unfairly financially disadvantaged compared with bees (5 eyes) .

 

*  Six eyed sand spiders afflicted with lisps are the world's most disadvantaged creatures .

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