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I'm sure some of you read OL"s review of the new Brunton Eterna 15-45x62ED spotter.  They raved about it and gave it asoundingly good reviews.  Any of you optic guru's looked through one?  I'd kinda like to have one, but am looking for help.  Thanks.
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I have not seen this particular spotting scope.  I have seen its little brother the 50mm ED Eterna and it was a pretty nice scope.  It was a bit big and blocky for a compact spotter but, the optics were good.

Generally speaking, Brunton makes good optics, expecially in their Eterna and Epoch lines.  The only problem is that they have had a history of being a bit too optimistic with their pricing (i.e. they charge too much for what they offer.) 
 
They seem to have figured this out in the last little while and the prices (at least for their roof prism Eterna offerings) are looking more in line with their quality level.  For example, the full size Eterna binocular is now selling for between $300 and $370 depending on model configuration, which seems reasonable.   Just two years ago my local archery shop was trying to sell these binoculars for between $450 and $550, depending on configuration.
 
Their new Porro prism Eternas however, are a completely different story.  Someone had to be on drugs to think that they will sell at the $430-$460 asking price - especially considering they use an Individual Focus mechanism.
 
The Epoch line remains overpriced at ~$1000.  I would consider its proper market to be in the $750 - $800 range.
 
 
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