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Old 10-02-2018, 12:47 AM
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Evostar = Black Diamond?

Hi all,

I ordered a Skywatcher Black Diamond ED80 (Apo doublet) which I picked up today. Thing is, the scope itself is marked as an Evostar ED80. There's not a lot of info in the box itself. Not sure if this is just a rebranding of the same line or if I got a different scope than I paid for? Does anyone happen to know whether they are the same or different?

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Old 10-02-2018, 01:26 AM
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Hi all,

I ordered a Skywatcher Black Diamond ED80 (Apo doublet) which I picked up today. Thing is, the scope itself is marked as an Evostar ED80. There's not a lot of info in the box itself. Not sure if this is just a rebranding of the same line or if I got a different scope than I paid for? Does anyone happen to know whether they are the same or different?
Breadfan.. I think this may just be the English name Skywatcher uses for the same thing as Black Diamond here in Oz; here is an Evostar ..
https://www.firstlightoptics.com/pro...ro-outfit.html

Or BINTEL...
https://www.bintel.com.au/product/sk...mond-ed80-ota/

SPECS look the same.

Were did you purchase ..here or overseas?
bigjoe.

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Breadfan.. I think this may just be the English name Skywatcher uses for the same thing as Black Diamond here in Oz; here is an Evostar ..
https://www.firstlightoptics.com/pro...ro-outfit.html

Or BINTEL...
https://www.bintel.com.au/product/sk...mond-ed80-ota/

SPECS look the same.

Were did you purchase ..here or overseas?
bigjoe.
It came locally but was ordered from whereabouts unknown... That sounds like a pretty likely explanation. It's the one in the photo you linked to first. I compared it with the latest catalogue and there are similarities and differences enough that I was just totally confused

Thanks bigjoe!
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Old 10-02-2018, 07:49 AM
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Specs are the same - price, not so much! Iím all for buying locally, but sheesh!
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Old 10-02-2018, 03:35 PM
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Me to but 469 pounds is only $829 aud .

But all in all these are an awesome scope , one of these a 'Saxon' badged version was my very first APO that I payed $1000 nzd about 10 years ago for bare bones OTA only so Bintel's price is still quite good and I was amazed at its performance , I am sure you will be too .

Oh yes to IIS Breadfan .

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Specs are the same - price, not so much! I’m all for buying locally, but sheesh!
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In the currently adjacent thread, Tony (that_guy) says...

"UPDATE: Skywatcher Aus now has them in stock set at $499 RRP with aluminium case. Definitely worth considering at this price."
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Old 11-02-2018, 01:05 AM
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But that one is the BD 72 Evostar which is a different animal





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In the currently adjacent thread, Tony (that_guy) says...

"UPDATE: Skywatcher Aus now has them in stock set at $499 RRP with aluminium case. Definitely worth considering at this price."
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