Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Swarovski scopes-aluminum or magnesium?

From Bob:

Other than the magnesium body and slightly less weight are there any significant differences between the Swarovski ATS 80 HD and ATM 80 HD spotting scopes?

Do you know why Swarovski went to magnesium?

Thanks for your question.
Swarovski switched to a magnesium housing to reduce the weight of their scopes. The body material is the one and only difference between the discontinued ATS scopes and the ATM scopes. The size, shape, and entire optical assembly, including lens coatings, are the same. While they are available at closeout pricing, the ATS scopes represent a great value while offering identical optical performance to the ATM models. The eyepieces and other accessories between the two models are the same as well.

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