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Let me know what you think: optical clarity, resolution, durability?


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I had the pleasure of using one of those extendo-matic spotters several years ago. I thought it was far better than the fixed Leo spotter that was along with us. It fit easily in a fanny pack, too. It was very well made and armor coated. The fit on the extending tube was tight. I wish I had more but that's it.

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My first set of good quality spotting scope and binoculars were a Optolyth TBG 30WAx 80 mm scope and a 10x50 Alpin (classic) binocular. Many of my friends at that time used them, various models and configurations. I was very saddened by their new generation NG series of porro binoculars. They are dimmer than the classic series and the samples that i tried had very stiff focusers. 
 As far as durability goes: Make sure that you get a waterproof model, if that is a requirement. Also, i've seen TBG scopes with holes in their bodies. Apparently, the synthetic material that they were made of cracked and was pierced when hit accidentally - though i don't know how hard they have to be hit for that to happen, no optical instrument is bulletproof.  
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As far as optics of the scopes: they are of the top quality. 
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I have reviewed a couple of Optolyth scopes a  while back, but I do not recall whether I posted the review (at least I can not find it).  I'll see if I have a copy.

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