Suggestions for set of bins

Suggestions for set of bins

Postby sn00px » Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:26 pm

Just after a cheap/reasonable priced set of bins to use for a little stargazing... Up to say £50 and im guessing 10 x 50??? I see telescope house are selling these any good???

[url=http://www.telescopehouse.com/acatalog/Meade_10x50_Binocular_Special_Offer.html]http://www.telescopehouse.com/acatalog/Meade_10x50_Binocular_Special_Offer.html[/url]
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RE: Suggestions for set of bins

Postby davsiste » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:33 pm

Did you see the other weeks answer to this question and lidl binoculars in the "advice" section

Oh and are these not the ones Lidl sold last year for £12 ish
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RE: Suggestions for set of bins

Postby sftonkin » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:30 pm

The ones you linked to are the same as the [url=http://www.surplusandadventure.com/shop/archery-crossbows/binoculars-gifts/bresser/bresser-10-x-50-binoculars-497481.html]Bresser 10x50[/url]; Lidl occasionally do half-price-ish deals on these. Not brilliant, but OK VFM at <£15. If I were you, I'd look at the [url=http://www.strathspey.co.uk/shop/full.php?q=1118253053]Strathspey equivalent[/url]. Not only do they tend to be better-collimated out-of-the-box, but John (the man behind Strathspey) offers customer service that is second to none if things do go wrong.

However, if you can stretch your budget, the [url=http://www.opticron.co.uk/Pages/vegaII.htm]Opticron Vega II[/url] are excellent VFM (IMNSVHO, of course). They also have the advantage that you can add a 2.5x UTA, if you like, giving you a 25x50 spotting scope (mounted use only, of course!).

Lastly, there is some guff on [url=http://astunit.com/tonkinsastro/binoculars/binoculars.htm]my binocular pages[/url] about testing, mounting, etc. -- may save you making a mistake.
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RE: Suggestions for set of bins

Postby k j » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:40 pm

i got a pair of 15x70 binos from scopes n skies for £ 50 and £5 p&p you get a free stargazeing with binoculars book
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