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There are a couple of old model (gray housing) swarovski spotting scopes for sale on the used-trade in list here on SWFA.  Got a couple of questions:

1.  Are they good spotters?
2.  Do new model eyepieces work with them and how well?

I was thinking about going for one of these used ones.  Can't nearly afford a new STS-80!

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/07/2007 at 15:44
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Rob -
Personally, I think you would be better off purchasing a newer model Zeiss/Leica/Kowa off the Samplelist. 
Yes, eyepieces for the ATS and STS should work for the AT and ST.
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The ST and AT series scopes (grey body) are every bit as good as the newer models. If the price were right, i would not hesitate to purchase one.
Two years ago i tried a ST and a STS side by side, with the same zoom eyepiece (new model). I could not see any difference. Maybe the coatings are slightly improved on the new models, but not very much.  
I suspect that the newer eyepieces are slightly better.  
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