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#1 Spyke

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:40 PM

Hi,

I was just wondering if anyone had any experiences with this scope:
Opticstar ED80S

It seems like a good deal, with the case included, CNC rings, dual speed Crayford etc.

Anyone had a look through one?

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:56 PM

Looks like a winner to me Ant. I remember hearing something good about the Opticstar scopes. I would go for it if I were in the market for an 80. I like my F/7 AT80ED, and that isn't even FPL-53.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:47 AM

Oddly spoke to Opticstar yesterday about an 80mm achro they used to sell. Slower then the AR80S they presently have.

From the conversation they seem to know their stuff and are aiming to deliver good products. They said they could get me one of what I wanted but in a few months a better/improved variant was expected and that holding out would be better for me. They did explain the "new" scopes improvements.

So they seem pretty good and most people have only good things to say of them.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 11:13 AM

Looks a good buy in the UK, however in North America the exchange rate puts it the same price bracket as so many others,DA.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:25 PM

Thanks. Goinb by the information on their site it looked like they knew what they were talking about.

I've had a couple of ED80 f7.5 doublets in the past and liked them. Also a 90mm Triplet - and loved that, but it was a lot more expensive.

I'm weighing up between the 80mm f6.25 now and waiting for a second hand ED80 f7.5, but it's good to see no-one has said anything negative... yet! ;)

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 10:59 AM

Looks a good buy in the UK, however in North America the exchange rate puts it the same price bracket as so many others,DA.


There is a US connection.... Opticstar-ccd.com






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