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I've been looking at spotting scopes and a lot of info on this board. One of the spotters I've discovered because of this is the Pentax w/ the ED glass. With these scopes, many of you have said not to get the "standard" eye pieces.

Thus I'm asking what is good, bad, etc.

I'm using the scope (what ever I purchase) primarily for hunting in Alaska and Western US. Hence, light with GREAT optics is a key w/ good low light quality. I'm looking at the 80mm with a variable zoom for the flexibility but just don't understand what the options are w/ these.
Thus far I'm looking hard toward Zeiss, and Swarovski but the inputs on Pentax have me interested too.


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Pentax's own eyepieces from the XW lineup are as good as it gets, but they are a touch pricy.  Still, the image is spectacular.

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The Pentax ED 80mm will most likely meet your "great" optics requirement, but it definitely won't meet your "light" weight requirement!  I would suggest you look at one of the nicer 65mm objective scopes if weight is an issue for hunting.
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I have been looking at these as well, both the ED65 and the ED80, though not the ED65II.
 
I speculate that one reason that folks steer others away from the standard eyepiece is its shorter eye relief.  The standard eyepiece is part of the XF family.  The Dark Lord's suggestion of the XW series is spot on (as usual) but I am not sure of a zoom XW version.  If it were available I am reasonably sure it would be beyond my budget at this time anyway.  
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Thanks guys...
Is there a rule of thumb on the XW's for the magnification they produce?
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Divide the focal length (in mm) of the spotting scope you are using by the focal length of the eyepiece (again in mm) and you will have the magnification. (The XW14 for example has a focal length of 14mm.)

A little web-searching should net you the focal length of the particular spotting scope you are using.
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