[Tweeters] Scope recommendations?

Bob Sundstrom ixoreus at scattercreek.com
Thu Feb 18 19:14:14 PST 2021

I have the use of a Leica 65 mm scope with wide-angle eyepiece (my personal scope) and a Swarovski ATS 65 (that VENT, my tour company employer provides me. I actually prefer the optics of the Swarovski, a bit brighter. Both are excellent.

I’ve been asked many times to recommend one scope or another. I suggest that if you are going for an 82mm, be absolutely certain you are willing to lug the heavier scope. I’m not. I switched to 65mm scopes years ago. The optics of the smaller scopes are brilliant too, if you buy the wide-angle zoom eyepiece.

Bob Sundstrom

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> On Feb 18, 2021, at 6:36 PM, Whitney Lanfranco <Whitney.Lanfranco at leicasportoptics.com> wrote:



> I don’t have any specific thoughts on the Swaro ATX but I use a Leica Televid 82 mm. I assume you have found that the light isn’t good with scope with a smaller objective? The light with the 82 televid is amazing and the weight isn’t bad at all. I’m tiny and I carry it everywhere. It has a 4-part fluoride lens objective for great color fidelity and contrast. Being a camera company, Leica puts all the technology of their cameras into their optics and strive really hard for natural colors and images. I use it for digiscoping as well and get great photos and videos that way. A couple of other great features is Leica’s Aquadura coating on the lenses that really helps with birding in the rain and they are waterproof down to 5m meaning they can withstand pressure of up to 18,000 feet.

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