I have had this scope and tripod for about 12 years but I find it rarely leaves the house! It is in very good condition with all optical components working as designed. The head allows for full 3 dimensional panning. The tripod is rugged and stable even in a moderate wind. As I am not using it and as I am trying to assemble the funds to buy the Canon 400 mm DO lens, it is time for it to be put to use by someone else.
I paid $1,445 for this top-end scope and tripod. Replacement if purchased mat Pelee Wings new is $1,249 plus tax and shipping for the scope alone. As such, I believe I over-priced it at $700. I am now willing to part with it for $550.
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