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Quote:does the 2.5x-1.25" Powermate work better for high power viewing.
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Quote: Quote:does the 2.5x-1.25" Powermate work better for high power viewing.
I don't know if it works better as I have no experience with the 2", but the 1.25"-2.5 powermate is great for high power viewing.
Quote: I have been using a Televue 2" - 2x powermate for about a year now. I can see image degradation when using it at high power. Example a Pentax 10xw in the powermate vs Pentax 5xw, I can see the image difference as the powermate image isn't as clear and sharp.
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