Evaluating Binoculars

Evaluating Binoculars

Postby sftonkin » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:43 pm

(This is really just an excuse to populate the new forum [;)] )

I've had an "evaluating binoculars" page up for a few years now. Suggestions for improvement always welcome.

[url=http://astunit.com/tonkinsastro/binoculars/evaluating.htm]http://astunit.com/tonkinsastro/binoculars/evaluating.htm[/url]
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RE: Evaluating Binoculars

Postby kevr » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:33 pm

Actually quite helpful as I am looking to buy something in the 10x50 size. Will keep this in mind.
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RE: Evaluating Binoculars

Postby philip pugh » Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:36 pm


[quote]ORIGINAL: sftonkin

(This is really just an excuse to populate the new forum [;)] )

I've had an "evaluating binoculars" page up for a few years now. Suggestions for improvement always welcome.

[url=http://astunit.com/tonkinsastro/binoculars/evaluating.htm]http://astunit.com/tonkinsastro/binoculars/evaluating.htm[/url]
[/quote]

Good bit, Steve. Can I place a libk to it from my "beginner" section?
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RE: Evaluating Binoculars

Postby sftonkin » Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:53 pm


[quote]ORIGINAL: Philip Pugh
Can I place a libk to it from my "beginner" section?
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No, I don't like libks, but you can link to it if you like. [:D]
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RE: Evaluating Binoculars

Postby binman » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:10 pm

finally we have our own little group[:)]
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RE: Evaluating Binoculars

Postby les » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:43 pm

HI Mark,
Yes well done Mark.I started out with 8X30's and I think that would be about the minimum for astronomy,although I have a pair of tiny 8X21's which I use for hillwalking.A few years ago while walking the hills of Glencoe on a beautiful sunny afternoon I remembered that the Moon was close to Jupiter and used them to spot Jupiter near the summit of Stob Dearg. Not a very scientific observation but a memorable one.[:)]
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RE: Evaluating Binoculars

Postby sftonkin » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:20 pm


[quote]ORIGINAL: Les
... I remembered that the Moon was close to Jupiter and used them to spot Jupiter near the summit of Stob Dearg. Not a very scientific observation but a memorable one.[:)][/quote]

Les, we are into this for pleasure -- who gives a damn whether it was "scientific" -- it was an observation that moved your soul and that, in the final analysis, is all that matters.
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RE: Evaluating Binoculars

Postby nighthawk » Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:23 am

FWIW I tend to use binoculars more than Telescope. have done for years. Also knocked over tripod with bins mounted too many times for comfort. Expensive too.
My first was Zenith 7 x 50s, then Pentax 10 x 50s another 10 x 50 from Jessops and my current 15 x 70 helios. They have all served me well at various times.
my wish list would include the Fujinon 25 x 150 but then that would mean a lottery win[:D]
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