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#26 BillC

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:42 PM

MTR (C with a compass)
FMTR (C with a compass)

are considered Fujinons. Who actually makes them, I don't know.

The ARs are Kamatech or Katsuma.

The rest is a *BLEEP* shoot.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

I picked up a pair of Fuji 12x60,s when E.O. had them on clearance, heavy but oh so nice, again no indication of who makes them but at the bang for the buck that I got I don,t really care,DA.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:40 PM


Yep! The Fujinon HB 12x60 from E.O. was a great buy--if you received a model with good colimination. Luckily, I did and it is a great bino for a backpack hike in the mountains. But a bit heavy to dangle around the neck. :p

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:41 PM

That's a mature way of thinking. Can you say that here?

Abso-darn-lutely! Some people get WAY too hung up on a name, not considering--or knowing--that NAME buys 90% of its products from whomever . . . like every other company!

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:40 PM

Well, I bought the Celestron 15x70 binocs today from Amazon. Hope they're collimated. If not I'll try collimating them myself using one of threads I've seen around. If I can't, I'll return 'em. Since I'm a Prime member, they were only $56 with 2 day shipping. Figure it was worth the gamble.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:25 PM

Since I'm a Prime member, they were only $56 with 2 day shipping. Figure it was worth the gamble.


Bud,

2nd day air just might keep them from taking a beating.

Ground transportation is pretty hard :stooges: on cheap binoculars.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

Stan...

Thanks for that suggestion on the shipping.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:35 PM

Thanks, Stan. I'll let everyone know how it turns out.

Since I'm a Prime member, they were only $56 with 2 day shipping. Figure it was worth the gamble.


Bud,

2nd day air just might keep them from taking a beating.

Ground transportation is pretty hard :stooges: on cheap binoculars.

Stan



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:54 PM

Stan...

Thanks for that suggestion on the shipping.


Bob,

In the past I have had as many of my binoculars sent to me via USPS Priority Mail as I could afford.

Certain boxes that I have received, that were sent to me via Ground Transportation, looked like they had been drop kicked through the goal posts. :dislike:

One, or two, boxes had gaping holes in them; fortunately one was only a tripod.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=_ZN28PNPP7A

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:14 PM

I bought the last 9-inch Buchroeder Maksutov that Tom Dobbins had; UPS delivered it in 5,000 pieces. The carton still had the forklift holes in it.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:12 PM

This was rather amazing! Got the binocs today in only 24 hours. Perfectly collimated (at least to my old eyes). They were in the Celestron box which was bubble wrapped in a two ply, soft cardboard box which had bubble wrap around it , inside a standard Amazon box with plastic air bags. Good job, Amazon!

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:24 PM

That's great! Perhaps there is hope for the 20x80s I just ordered...

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

A useful, simple way to double check for collimation by eyes alone is to take the bino out on a clear night when a known planet is visible, focus the planet through one side as sharply as possible, then deliberately DEfocus the other.

Check if the focused tiny sphere of the planet appears as one with the central fuzzy disc of the DEfocused side.

If it appears slightly or even more than slightly off-centre,then the daytime test was misleading, and continual use without adjustment may well result in suffering from headaches as well as frustrating disappointment.

Good luck!

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:57 PM

Thanks for the tip,Kenny. I'll try it tonight.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:09 PM

Very good,Pho!

You could even do a quick test hand-holding the binos,but mounted would be even better for you,I'm sure.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:46 PM

So, Clear Sky earlier shows clear. Go out a few minutes ago and what do I see? 100% clouds, thin enough to see the moon (kinda), but not a star or planet in sight! Makes me want to weep.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:47 PM

Hang in there, tomorrow is another day.

Give it a try during the daytime as well. :watching:

http://www.chicagowe...r.com/forecast/

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:35 PM

I may get some clearing tonight! One can always hope.






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