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Any Premier SE 10 x 42 still available, ANYWHERE?

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#1 clearbluesky

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:53 PM

Hi,
I have been gone from Cloudy Nights for several years now
as I regain my interest in binoculars.Like a fool, I sold my
MINT SE 10 x 42's several years ago and greatly regret that.

I know they are discontinued, but does anyone here know of
any on line or store retailer who may still have a brand new
pair available??
If not, is anyone selling a MINT pair??

Thanks!

#2 Man in a Tub

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 08:12 PM

Try B&H Photo and Video in NYC. I think they have what you're looking for in stock.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 08:36 PM

no-no longer there

astromart usually has a good selection of used optics
I think less a gamble that E bay

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#4 clearbluesky

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 09:24 PM

No B&H and Adorama sold out.

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 03:06 AM

oh, what did you sell those for??!!

I would keep an eye out on eBay, they appear very occasionally - I got a mint 12x50 se a few years back.

I don't know of anyone selling them new.

#6 clearbluesky

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 07:00 AM

I believe I sold them for $500.00.

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 04:54 PM

I just purchased mine on
AM. So far they have exceeded my
Expectations.

I really tried with the 12x50's first, but I had the dreaded black out's

#8 clearbluesky

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 06:17 PM

oktwodogs....what's AM??

#9 JustaBoy

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 06:40 PM

http://www.astromart.com/

Used to be free, now $15 per year.

I'll stay with CN.

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 12:14 PM

The last 12x50 went from B&H about 2 weeks back (I was prevaricating and missed out), but still available at a few on-line shops in Europe. B&H currently have one listed second hand.

10x42 I haven't seen anywhere in the last few months after the last stock from B&H and Adorama went.

8x32 - no chance new :-(

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 04:34 PM

I had these at home for a month. They are the most current SN, and in perfect condition.
10X42 SE eBay

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 04:46 PM

Not cheap for sure!

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 05:18 PM

But, are they in stock?


How much you guys want to bet that not quite all of this is in stock? :-)

http://telescopes.ne...=asc&order=name

Doesn't much matter how much they want if they don't have any:-(

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 08:12 PM

Well you wouldn't know unless you tried to buy it. I was able to put the SE into a cart and went to PayPal but stopped there. I would buy a used Fujinon 10x50 FMTR-SX instead.

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 09:16 PM

Wow...$930.00?!! I dont need them that bad! The most I was willing to pay is $600.00.

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 09:27 PM

The Bushnell HD 10x42 are excellent, if you can't find the others.

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 08:05 AM

Wow...$930.00?!! I dont need them that bad! The most I was willing to pay is $600.00.


You are the one that asked "ANYWHERE"! :tonofbricks:
You could buy a used Fuji 10x50 FMTR-SX and Fuji 16x70 FMT-SX for $30 more. I would buy the Swarovski 10x40 Porro Habicht for $300 more before I would buy the 10SE at that price $930. In my opinion the eight's are better, SE that is. I have had them all.

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 09:21 AM

Mooreorless,
The Binoculars you are suggesting do NO meet my requirements
of a minimum of 16mm eye relief and minimum IPD of 57mm. I am an eyeglass wear with close set eyes, which automatically eliminates MANY models, so my choices are somewhat limited!

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 10:17 AM

Did you see the eBay link I posted eight posts back for the 10X SE ? I just returned them, and they are in perfect condition. You will easily see the whole field of view with glasses on. This is them next to my Minox BP.


Mooreorless,
The Binoculars you are suggesting do NO meet my requirements
of a minimum of 16mm eye relief and minimum IPD of 57mm. I am an eyeglass wear with close set eyes, which automatically eliminates MANY models, so my choices are somewhat limited!

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 01:21 PM

The 10x50 Fuji might work. I just did a search on Astromart going back to 2003 and the average price comes out to $535 used on there, $605 was the highest price, so the $650 is not a bad price for the binocular that is linked by 223ackley "improved". :bow: Esp. without being able to buy the 10SE off any discount store.

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 05:31 PM

The 10x50 Fuji might work.


True.

But they're 1/3 heavier than an SE of the same size from what I read...

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 06:00 PM

It looks like Optics Planet has got some more Nikon SE's
in stock. They show the 10x42 SE, for $879.95.

I would think a mint used model would be a smart purchase
at $600.

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 06:33 PM

I managed to buy both the 8x32SE and the 10x42SE in the past year.They were used mint condition.I kept the 10x42 and sold the 8x32(wish I kept it).I got mine for less than $600 and am very happy with it.I even managed to find the tripod adapter for it although it seemed harder to find than the bins.

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 07:55 PM

I managed to buy both the 8x32SE and the 10x42SE in the past year.They were used mint condition.I kept the 10x42 and sold the 8x32(wish I kept it).I got mine for less than $600 and am very happy with it.I even managed to find the tripod adapter for it although it seemed harder to find than the bins.

B&H and Adorama has the tripod adapter for the SE line. Not cheap.

#25 clearbluesky

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 08:09 PM

How does the SE 10 x 42 compared to the Zeiss Conquest HD 10 x 42??
Also, are the replacement eyecups (Nikon part 7636) still available through Nikon?






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