Date: 2/23/18 6:46 pm From: John Kamerud <jqkamerud...> Subject: RE: [MASSBIRD] Info on Vangaurd Endeavor
I will reply all for Gary’s sake😊
I own this model scope and have been happy with it. I admit it is a little intimidating when birding with a group and everyone else is toting a $3000 Swarovski, but I was not willing to make that big investment. Most of my birding is with binoculars, but I wanted to be able to ID ducks out on the lake occasionally. For a moderate price range (you should be able to find this one for a little over $500), the Vanguard is a good value. It’s rugged and I haven’t had any problems. However if you plan to do a lot of coastal birding (longer distance waterfowl and shorebirds), you probably will want to spend more.
Wish discussions like this were not private so those of us that joined to learn could follow the thread. I do understand the concept of cluttered inbox. So easy to delete an email though. No need to even open.
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From: g watkevich <gwatkevich...>
Date: 2/23/18 1:04 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: "<Massbird...>" <Massbird...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Info on Vangaurd Endeavor
I am thinking about purchasing the "Vanguard Endeavor HD 82A 20-60x 82mm Angled Spotting Scope, BAK4 Roof Prism". I have read that it's considered a best value and highly recommended in the $500 - $1000 price range. I am interested in hearing from any Massbirders that own this scope and their opinions. You can email your comments <gwatkevich...> so as not to create unnecessary traffic on Massbird.