I’ve been conferring recently with a friend who runs an eco-lodge about the prospect of upgrading the onsite optics array; in essence, she’s looking for a spotting scope. Anytime the conversation turns to optics, my thoughts turn of course to Swarovski Optik, the purveyors of the cutting-edge quality glass I use in the field. However, my friend is interested in entertaining all options with an emphasis on quality and value. Any suggestions?
Also, what tripod would you recommend for a scope that will be deployed onsite as opposed to in the field?