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#1 norton67

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:51 PM

Well after almost two weeks of waiting I recieved my Garrett 28x110 binooculars today. I was very excited. It was packaged very well. But there was a crack in the actul hard case it came in. And one of the latch's does not close very well. I might have to build my own case for it. I was a little disappointed in the case. Anyway I opened it up to see what it held. The Binoculars looked Great. I had recieved my Garrett Series 5000 Tripod and head a few days before. So I took the binoculars out and mounted them to the tripood and looked across the road at some buildings 200 yards away. I could see people like they where right next to me. I was ready to test them as soon as night fall came. It was looking like it was going to be mostly cloudy but it cleared. Now today is my wife's birthday so I did not want to stay out to long. The first thing I pointed to was Jupiter. I was not expecting to see Jupiter's brown colored bans but I did. Then I went to Pleides and I thought the veiw was very good. I did notice that the image is not sharp to the edge but I still am very happy with the binoculars. I feel the money I spent was worth the binoculars even if the case is not very good. I look forward to many more nights viewing with them. I hope it will be clear in the morning so I can pull them out and take a look at Saturn.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:49 PM

"I look forward to many more nights viewing with them."

And that's what it all about . . . that and the Hoky-Poky!

Have fun! :thewave:

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:54 PM

Awesome norton, you'll really be pulling in some photons now with that thing. Sucks about the case though, maybe you could work something out with Garrett??

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:58 PM

I'd contact the Garrett folks and tell them about the damage to the case. They are very good about making things right.

Best wishes,
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#5 BobinKy

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:01 AM

Please give us more posts on your observations with the Garrett 28x110.

#6 norton67

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:44 AM

Well I got up at 4am in hopes to see Saturn. It was cloudy. So I played on the laptop and drink coffee, until 6am. Looked outside and it was clear ! So I grabed the binoculars and headed out. Saturn was very nice to see. I could see one moon for sure. But then I looked at M81 and M82. Now you have to realize I had stepped away from astronomy for awhile and just came back. So when I looked at M81 and M82 I started laughing like a kid with a new Christmas present. They looked so great in the binoculars and I really love the wide field of view. But then I had to come in and get my daughter up for school. But I am planning on goiong out tonight.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:43 AM

Can you put up some pictures please??

#8 norton67

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:13 AM

I am guessing you want to see the binoculars....

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#9 F.Meiresonne

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:03 PM

These binos are best on DSO objects. My smaller countepart the 22x85 has amazing contrast on DSO objects. I can imagine the 28x110 still does a better job due the bigger light grasp

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

Actually I found that the 22x85 have a slightly better contrast than the 28x110, althoug the 110's show more Mainly because of magnification. Appart from that I couldnt observe any significant improvement due apperture except than the obvious which was to mantain similar brightness at higher magnification... I dont remember observing more extensión or even noticeably deeper.
For example, the differences in apperture are quite evident comparing the 40x80's with the 40x150's

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:08 PM

I did observe a noticeably greater amount of extension on Andromeda with the 28x110's as noted here:
28x110 mini comparison

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:07 PM

Yes, if you compared them with the "budget" 100mm out there they'll sure "win", that series is certainly a better opticall quality product.
But, in that series (same overall quality), I found that the 22x85 where better performers, and besides the obvious differences because of the image scale I preferred the views trough the 85's, with no important improvement at 110mm apperture.
So, just to clarify, the 22x85 where noticeably better than any budget 25x100 out there...






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