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Subject: Re: vote by ruffo
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.224.101)
In Reply to: ruffo (Original Vote)
Date: 03/21/2002 09:45:44 am PST
. Nature viewing with the TV-85 is also quite an experience. I've found I even enjoy it more that I would have thought. Even looking at common birds
>like Jays and Juncos is like seeing them for the first time. Not to mention hawks and waterfowl. The Ranger is a great little scope, but the optics on the TV-85 are simply in another league.
>This scope is not cheap, but it is worth every penny! If you're on the fence about shelling outthis kind of dough (like I was), just buy it! I guarantee you won't regret it!
Jeeze that's alot of money just to look at birds, a $150 Mossberg 12ga will let you see em real close. JUST KIDDING!!
Subject: Re: vote by xxx.xxx.152.112
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.1.115)
Date: 12/04/2003 09:19:35 am PST
>I use my Televue 85 mainly as a daytime wildlife scope with fabulous results. I support it with a sturdy Bogen and the Telepod head. Slipping on my 35 mm camera converts my TV 85 into a tac sharp (to the corners) 600 mm lens. Try that with any other telescope! Here's to Al Nagler! Hoorah!
Just in case anyone is misled by that comment - one must assume that he/she is referring only to daytime photos of 3-D scenes. Because unless you also add an appropriate field-flattener/corrector (TeleVue supply them for a few hundred $ extra), you *won't* get 35mm astrophotos which are "sharp to the corners" with this or any other 2-element refractor.
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