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Good lens, crappy camera amalgam

 
 
RichA
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      02-18-2011
A $1500 spotting scope coupled to a POS 3 megapixel P&S piece of junk
camera?? Why? WHY??

This design had promise. Too bad the camera sucked.

http://www.oceanwanderers.com/KowaTD1.html
 
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charles
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      02-18-2011
On Fri, 18 Feb 2011 15:54:17 -0800 (PST), RichA <(E-Mail Removed)>
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>A $1500 spotting scope coupled to a POS 3 megapixel P&S piece of junk
>camera?? Why? WHY??
>
>This design had promise. Too bad the camera sucked.
>
>http://www.oceanwanderers.com/KowaTD1.html



But it says right there on the website, and I quote ( or rather copy
and paste)

The chunky metal design (no plastic here)
 
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Ofnuts
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      02-19-2011
On 02/19/2011 12:54 AM, RichA wrote:
> A $1500 spotting scope coupled to a POS 3 megapixel P&S piece of junk
> camera?? Why? WHY??
>
> This design had promise. Too bad the camera sucked.
>
> http://www.oceanwanderers.com/KowaTD1.html


Maybe because you are looking at something produced 6 years ago,
according to the EXIFs of the demo pictures...
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Ofnuts
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      02-19-2011
On 02/19/2011 01:06 AM, Outing Trolls is FUN! wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Feb 2011 15:54:17 -0800 (PST), RichA<(E-Mail Removed)>
> wrote:
>
>> A $1500 spotting scope coupled to a POS 3 megapixel P&S piece of junk
>> camera?? Why? WHY??

>
> Because you're a freakishly ignorant and stupid moron of a troll, that's
> why. You know absolutely nothing about lenses, optics, sensors, nor
> cameras.


Indeed. This is a very good camera. This picture:

http://www.oceanwanderers.com/TD1Scope.0073.jpg

is much better than anything you have ever shown us.
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PeterN
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      02-19-2011
On 2/18/2011 8:14 PM, Savageduck wrote:
> On 2011-02-18 15:54:17 -0800, RichA <(E-Mail Removed)> said:
>
>> A $1500 spotting scope coupled to a POS 3 megapixel P&S piece of junk
>> camera?? Why? WHY??
>>
>> This design had promise. Too bad the camera sucked.
>>
>> http://www.oceanwanderers.com/KowaTD1.html

>
> Again you seem to be well behind the curve. I for one, am surprised you
> didn't find this announcement back in 2003.
> < http://www.imaging-resource.com/NEWS/1047935077.html >
>
> or this one from 2004.
> < http://www.dpreview.com/news/0406/04...rominartd1.asp >
>
> ...and your review dates from October 24, 2005.
>


Do you think that will bother him?

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Rich
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      02-19-2011
On Feb 18, 8:51*pm, Savageduck <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
> On 2011-02-18 17:37:38 -0800, Rich <(E-Mail Removed)> said:
>
>
>
> > charles <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
> >news:(E-Mail Removed) :

>
> >> On Fri, 18 Feb 2011 15:54:17 -0800 (PST), RichA <(E-Mail Removed)>
> >> wrote:

>
> >>> A $1500 spotting scope coupled to a POS 3 megapixel P&S piece of junk
> >>> camera?? Why? *WHY??

>
> >>> This design had promise. *Too bad the camera sucked.

>
> >>>http://www.oceanwanderers.com/KowaTD1.html

>
> >> But it says right there on the website, and I quote ( or rather copy
> >> and paste)

>
> >> The chunky metal design (no plastic here)

>
> > Not quite. *Kowa spotting scopes are clad in plastic skin over metal.

>
> Not my 42 year old Kowa, or my 50 year old B&L spotting scopes, all
> metal, not a bit of plastic anywhere.


True. I don't support the use of any plastic on a telescope, there is
no need. But that was back when America (in the case of the B&L
Balscope or Space Master) hadn't sold their soul to Walmart and China.
 
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PeterN
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      02-19-2011
On 2/19/2011 12:39 PM, Rich wrote:
> On Feb 18, 8:51 pm, Savageduck<savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
>> On 2011-02-18 17:37:38 -0800, Rich<(E-Mail Removed)> said:
>>
>>
>>
>>> charles<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
>>> news:(E-Mail Removed):

>>
>>>> On Fri, 18 Feb 2011 15:54:17 -0800 (PST), RichA<(E-Mail Removed)>
>>>> wrote:

>>
>>>>> A $1500 spotting scope coupled to a POS 3 megapixel P&S piece of junk
>>>>> camera?? Why? WHY??

>>
>>>>> This design had promise. Too bad the camera sucked.

>>
>>>>> http://www.oceanwanderers.com/KowaTD1.html

>>
>>>> But it says right there on the website, and I quote ( or rather copy
>>>> and paste)

>>
>>>> The chunky metal design (no plastic here)

>>
>>> Not quite. Kowa spotting scopes are clad in plastic skin over metal.

>>
>> Not my 42 year old Kowa, or my 50 year old B&L spotting scopes, all
>> metal, not a bit of plastic anywhere.

>
> True. I don't support the use of any plastic on a telescope, there is
> no need. But that was back when America (in the case of the B&L
> Balscope or Space Master) hadn't sold their soul to Walmart and China.



Not even on the eye cup to make it more comfortable. Not even when it
will tend to equalize the coefficient of expansion of the lens elements.
Not even when it will protect the metal tubing from the elements.
No SIR. NEVER.

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