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    Default Re: For the Astronomer who has everything (and a heavy wallet)...



    Quote Originally Posted by DeanD View Post
    The thing that I don't quite get about the Swaro Companion CL Nomad (as I referenced initially) is that you are paying $1600 more (ie: well over twice the price) than the "standard" Companion CL (which has I believe identical optics and ergonomics) for the privilege of having them leather-wrapped and with a leather case (and a wooden box!). I guess it a is bit like what they say about buying a Harley Davidson motorbike: "If you have to ask "Why?", then you just don't get it...".

    Mind you, I guess my bias is obvious, because I do get it about the Moonraker scopes! I see on his site that he has "upgraded" all sorts of scopes, like "Lzos, Zeiss, APM, D&G Astro Physics, Vixen, Carton etc.", but not a Tak. I would love to be the first to give him my Tak and ask him to make it extra pretty. Hmmm, I wonder if he could do anything with my Tak 22x60 binos: which I don't think anyone could accuse of being pretty(!)...

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    Yeah but Dean, The Nomads are wrapped with real Ostrich hide and the box is a rare form of Teak only found on one island in the South Pacific! Lol! Bill
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    Default Re: For the Astronomer who has everything (and a heavy wallet)...

    I'd expect the binoculars to be gold-plated and studded with diamonds for that price!

    The Moonraker scopes are quite nice and also unique! If you've got the dough, well, do what you want with it I guess.
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    Default Re: For the Astronomer who has everything (and a heavy wallet)...

    The Moonraker steampunk scopes have always looked good, but a tad heavy. Probably need a steamroller just to get one into position.
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