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Offline Groundhog

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Starscope
« on: March 18, 2021, 09:26:54 am »
Does anyone on here know anything about these Starscope monoculars that are all over the web?
Are they as good as the adverts say (they would say that wouldn't they  :)) and do they come with the smartphone attachment? This is not clear in the advert.
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Starscope
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2021, 09:48:04 am »
I don't have any personal experience of them but I have seen a couple of posts on social media from people who have bought them and say that they are rubbish - apparently they don't even look like the illustrations in the adverts. Of course, your chances of getting your money back from a supplier in China are zilch. I think that with these the principle of "if it looks too good to be true then it usually is" is applicable!

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Re: Starscope
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2021, 10:28:33 am »
I’d steer well clear of cheap optics made of Chinesium. Have a look at more established brands like Bushnell, Opticron, Steiner, Pentax, Nikon, Zeiss, Olympus, Leica, etc.

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Re: Starscope
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2021, 10:57:19 am »
I've seen a few of these adverts and what they claim for something that will fit comfortably in one hand is ridiculous. I've got a couple of birding scopes which are many times bigger and don't magnify as much.
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Re: Starscope
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2021, 09:23:09 am »
Thanks for the replies so far. It would seem my scepticism was well founded!
I do like the idea of a monocular that will take a smartphone attachment. Does anyone know of a good one?

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Re: Starscope
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2021, 11:06:07 am »
StarScope Monocular is a SCAM! (Here's Why) - Krazy Ken's Tech Talk





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Re: Starscope
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2021, 07:31:06 pm »
Thanks for the replies so far. It would seem my scepticism was well founded!
I do like the idea of a monocular that will take a smartphone attachment. Does anyone know of a good one?

You can get something called a Scopecam for recording shooting. That might be an option.
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