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Larger Backpackers???

Started by jonisaacs, 04/28/2006 03:14AM
Posted 04/28/2006 03:14AM Opening Post
Hello folks:

FWIW, here's a picture of a larger scope with the label "Backpacker".

Purportedly the scope is hidden away in a secret garage somewhere in California awaiting final tweaking. Rumour has it that it offers superior light grasp and resolution to the previously announced "BackPackers" as well as truly color free views at F6 (!!). There have been hints that it may need to go on diet before final production begins as a few more frail testers seem to have difficulty hiking with the scope.

Sources who have seen it say that it is a well proven design using well known glasses so finding a manufacturer should not be a issue.

Best to all...


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Posted 04/28/2006 09:14AM #1
The mount is truly a breakthrough!! grin

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