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Amici 45* diagonal opinions

Started by Jay Gamble, 12/05/2009 09:36AM
Posted 12/05/2009 09:36AM | Edited 12/05/2009 09:44AM Opening Post
Does anyone know of any high quality 45* amici prism diagonals for birding use?

The Vernonscope 2" amici is one of the few options that I have found at $295.00.

Most of the few 45* amici prisms that I've located on the web are very inexpensive, and I suspect price equals quality - especially on prisms.

I'm using the TeleVue 60* Everbright now on a TV-85. I haven't tried TeleVue's 1.25" 45* amici or the Vernonscope 2" 45* amici.

Any suggestions or experiences with amici diagonals for birding would be appreciated.

Posted 12/05/2009 10:11AM #1

Our of curiosity, why do you feel you need one? A standard star diagonal gives an erect but reversed image. I've never found that a problem viewing birds or wildlife. I'm used to astronomical telescopes and find I often move my correct image birding scope the wrong way.

Clear skies, Alan