Re: Spotting scopes

Subject: Re: Spotting scopes
From: Trevor Quested <>
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 1995 17:18:16 +1000 (EST)
On Thu, 8 Jun 1995, Andrew Fisher wrote:

> Dear all,
> I spent an hour yesterday observing the foraging activites of 
> White-winged Choughs and Pied Currawongs using a borrowed spotting 
> scope. I am amazed at just how powerful this scope is and am 
> thinking of purchasing one for myself/CSU. Does anyone have any 
> recommendations on the best models or could point me 
> in the right direction? (The setup I've borrowed is a Tasco World 
> Class 9002T set on a "Man Friday" stand with joystick control - I'm 
> told this model comes with a lifetime warranty).  I look forward to 
> your comments.
Andrew, I have a Kowa TSN3 with a Man Friday tripod the same as yours.
The few views I've had through any of Tasco's optics have been very 
disappointing. Stick to Kowa, Nikon or Swarovski. Get a fluid head tripod 
for it too. Great for following birds.
Trevor Quested


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