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Nikon ED 50 fieldscope!

The big brown truck just showed up yesterday with my Nikon ED 50 fieldscope.  I paired it up with a 27x lens from cameralandny.com and my oh my what a slick little setup!  Weighing in at about a pound, this little baby is going to be sweet to carry on my back and the clarity is phenominal!  It looks like a toy and I was a little bit skeptical when I opened the box, but it's all I had hoped for and then some.  I'll try and get some pics of the unit in the next few days.

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Here's a pic  

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When you got it out side what did you think????? what are you looking at with it ??? how much gold was it??? Im looking for one so thats why all the ????

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When you got it out side what did you think????? what are you looking at with it ??? how much gold was it??? Im looking for one so thats why all the ????

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Dan,

I was really impressed with the clarity of this scope.  I'll be using it for summer velvet scouting here in wisconsin and also for a backpack mulie hunt in CO this year.  In total I have less than 500$ in it.  I purchased the scopebody through shopwise, and the lens was 50$.  It has the capacity to use 5 or 6 different lenses for various powers and applications.  Here are a few pictures that I took off my deck the other day.  This doe and fawn were about 300 yards out and I was using a nikon coolpix 7900 freehand so the pics are a little fuzzed but not too bad.

 

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One of the problems with

One of the problems with buying on line is that unless you have a local dealer that you can check out the optics with you are taking a shot in the dark.  Usually with the major manufactures you will not have any problems but there is always the first time.  A couple of years ago Cabela's lost a sale on a spotting scope because they wouldn't let me take one outside even with a salesman with me.  I refused to buy one by just looking through one on there stand that they had set up and in the artificial light in the store.  I went down to a Sportsmans Wharehouse and talked to them and they let me take 4 of the spotting scopes out of the store by myself.  Granted I had to leave my drivers license and a credit card but hey they let me do it and got at $2500.00 sale out of it.   

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I pretty much took a shot in the dark on this one.  However i did do my research, and what I found was nothing but good to say about this scope.  I spent countless hours in birding forums, and from what I can tell they are a very discerning bunch when it comes to optics.  There were multiple posts from folks that own swarovski scopes and the ed50.  What they had to say was that when push comes to shove they bring their ed50 along because they don't have to lug the heavy unit around on their birding hikes.  If I had 2,000$ laying around I'd buy swaro but in the end I truly believe that I'll get more use out of this scope as it add's very little weight to my pack.  If I didn't plan on packing into remote country a bigger scope would probably be beneficial. 

I hear what you are saying though, it's definitely best to put you're hands on something and give it a real world test before you drop you're hard earned dollar on it.

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THANKS for info, Im looking for long distance scope. something I can score a W.T or M.D across a quarter section or more. Dont think I have deep enough pockets. 

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