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#26 Mr. Bill

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 01:45 PM

Just looked on Eagle Optics website....$599.



#27 JustaBoy

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 02:04 PM

The Fuji's are just $599 at Eagle Optics, and are In Stock!

 

http://www.eagleopti...mt-sx-binocular



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Posted 08 August 2014 - 02:06 PM

Didn't see your post because it was on the "Next Page", Bill.

 

Sorry folks.

 

 

ADM - Is there anything that you could do about having to go to the Next Page?

 

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 03:37 PM

Aw man, burn. Oh well (:



#30 Mr. Bill

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 04:14 PM

No biggie....a month from now and all will be forgotten.

 

You will be happy with your choice......



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 10:17 PM

I get that a lot of folks recommend the Fuji's over the Ultra's,  but what is the reason?  I love my Obie 15x70 Ultras...

 

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 01:01 AM

I get that a lot of folks recommend the Fuji's over the Ultra's,  but what is the reason?  I love my Obie 15x70 Ultras...

 

Patrick

Well, the reason certainly isn't that the Obie's are bad. It's just that the Fuji is that good. One of the reasons often pointed to is the field flattener inside the Fuji 10x50. It can make quite a difference when looking at large star fields.



#33 Erik Bakker

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:19 AM

I had both The Fuji FMT-SX 10x50 and the Fuji Filters. These binoculars are fantastic for deep sky observing. The nebular filters make the field dimmer and greener, but don't make any object I observed stand out better, so I recommend you do not buy or pursue the Fuji Nebular Filters. For the price, there is nothing better than the FMT-SX 10x50 in this aperture and magnification. It will take at least US $ 2.000 to improve on these. Notably the Swaro SLC 10x56 and Zeiss FL 10x56. The Swaro EL 10x50 is also very nice. For me the lack of center focus and the bulk of the Fuji's were the motivation to spend a little more and get the Zeiss FL 10x56. Love them. But the Fuji's have a wider and flatter field. On all other points, the Zeiss do better for me. But that comes at a price.



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 05:10 AM

I get that a lot of folks recommend the Fuji's over the Ultra's,  but what is the reason?  I love my Obie 15x70 Ultras...

 

Patrick

 

Patrick,

 

I recommend that you read Ed Zarenski's binocular reports on 10x50 binoculars and the Oberwerk Ultra 15x70

 

CN Binocular Reports

 

They are right next to each other on the linked page. A pithy summary of the Fujinon 10x50 FMT-SX is at the end of the 10x50s report.

 

I have both the Garrett-branded version of Kunming United Optics BA8 Series 15x70 and the Fujinon 10x50 FMT-SX. I enjoy using both when observing. Although they are dissimilar in size, the Fujinon is the better binocular. 


Edited by Man in a Tub, 10 August 2014 - 02:53 PM.


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Posted 12 August 2014 - 10:36 AM

Yup, Fujis everytime. The 10x50 FMT-SX is the single best astro investment I ever made and thanks to this site I've made quite a few good ones.

 

They really are as good as everyone says and in the States you get them for a very fair price.

 

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 02:17 PM

 

I get that a lot of folks recommend the Fuji's over the Ultra's,  but what is the reason?  I love my Obie 15x70 Ultras...

 

Patrick

 

Patrick,

 

I recommend that you read Ed Zarenski's binocular reports on 10x50 binoculars and the Oberwerk Ultra 15x70

 

 

Done...Lots of good data there. 

 

One of the reasons often pointed to is the field flattener inside the Fuji 10x50. It can make quite a difference when looking at large star fields.

 

 

 

The field flatness would be the single biggest factor for me, I think.  I find it more difficult for my aging eyes to accommodate field curvature.

 

Patrick








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