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Posted 01 March 2004 - 04:44 PM

This post highlights and links to any binocular mini reviews in the binocular forum (as of May 25-06, 163 links with 50 having multiple binoculars). Rather than search, look here alphabetically for a link to any mini reviews. Make sure you take note the date of any written review. Some models may have been upgraded since the review was written.

Check out the Big Binocular Reviews section of the Cloudy Nights Reviews pages, and
The Cloudy Nights Binocular Reports where you will find all my comprehensive binocular review articles.
In addition to the Binocular Reviews there are a number of Binocular How Tos, Observations & Binocular Theory Articles

If you wish to write a detailed review for the CN Review pages, submit your completed article to Submit@CloudyNights.com

And make sure you see these Cloudy Days Binocular Mini Reviews tagged in the Cloudy Days Forum.

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SHORT REVIEWS POSTED HERE IN THE BINOCULAR FORUM
(the count shown in the title of this post includes only these reviews below)

Light Trap's beginning binocular suggestions added 8-2-04
Mike Swaim's well organized presentation of suggested binoculars, recommending various binoculars for specified use or price ranges. Short reviews within product lines. Mike touches on over 30 different small binoculars in this very worth-while post, half of them cost between $100 and $200, and many of them, such as Carton Alderblick, Fujinon BFL, Orion Savanah, and the Wind River Mesa are seldom found elsewhere here in our minireviews.

Orion Savannah 10x50 compared to Pentax PCF WP 10x50 and Nikon AE 10x50 added 7-12-05
Barry Simon's noteworthy review here gives us comparative data on some very good choices in 10x50s, one of the most popular hand held sizes. Barry also includes references to Leupold Wind River and describes similarities to the Orion Savannah.

Small Binoculars Test Data added Oct 2007 thru Jan 2008
this series of posts lists preliminary test data gathered on ~30 small binoculars
including 7x50, 8x40, 8x42, 8x45, 8x56, 10x50, 10x60, 10x70 and 12x50, porros and roofs
Small Binoculars - Features, ie.; wt, coat, wp
Small Binoculars - ER and IPD
Small Binoculars - Resolution
Small Binoculars - notes on FOV
Small Binoculars - Image quality
Small binoculars - Exit Pupil & Aperture (and Magnification)
Small binoculars - Eye Relief and TFOV vs Spec
Small Binoculars - Illumination of the Exit Pupil
Small Binoculars - Limiting Magnitude of point sources
Small Binoculars - Roof Prism Comparison
Small Binoculars - Illuminance (tested with a light meter)
Small Binoculars - Curvature and Depth of Field
And finally The Score
Small Binoculars - The Score
Some of the Best Measured

Small Binocular Reports The 10x50s
nine 10x50 binoculars compared

See also this series of photos recently added to the Binocular Gallery
Small Binocular Reports - Links to Reports and Photos 1-23-08


Antares 22x100 short added 8-24-05

Anttler Optics Sky Sweeper 20x80 added 2-8-06

APM 100 APO added 6/9/2014

APM ED100 Review added 12-5-09

New APM 100mm ED - first impressions added 8-26-10

Apogee 20(22?)x100

Apogee 88 RA Initial Impressions added 1-11-08

Apogee RA-88-SA Initial Comments and Pics on the New 90° with interchangable... added 8-27-04

Apogee RA-88-SA first look added 3-4-05

Apogee RA88 another view added 4-4-05

Apogee RA-88 further comments by same reviewer above added 3-8-06

Astro Physics Premium 15x70 First Impressions added 8-30-06
see also Garret Optical 15x70HD, General Hi-T 15x70 and Oberwerk Ultra 15x70 for review of same style binocular

more first impressions of the same binocular
Initial evaluation/photos added 8-30-06
AP binos collimation screws revealed added 8-30-06
Optical bench collimator..... added 8-30-06
This thread talks about the unique collimation of this new binocular. Very sturdy! Professional investigation reveals there are three collimation screws and that accessing the inside 3rd is NOT a job for the layman.

Barska XTremeView 8x40 added 12-23-08

Barska 10x50 BK7 $15 binocs added 7-23-04

Barska 12-36X70 zooms

Barska 15x70 First Light

Barska 15x70 vs. Oberwerk 15x70/'02

Barska 15x70 X-Trail added 3-9-07

Barska X-Trail 20x80 added 1-7-06

Barska X-Trail 20x80's A closer look added 6-4-06

Barska X-Trail 20x80s comparisons with Obie 15x70s and Garrett Optical 25x100s added 5-27-06

Barska X-Trail 30X80 added 5/26/06

Bresser Bargain 10 x 50s at Lidl added 12-13-05

Browning 8x42's first light added 9-1-07

Burgess 15x70 Binocular First Light added 4-20-04

Burgess 20x80 LW some notes

Burgess 25x100

Miyauchi 20x100 compared to Burgess Astro clone 45° 20/40x100 added 10-3-04

Burgess 20/40x100 Astro Binos added 5-19-04
and identification of which model revision
Burgess 20/40x100 Astro Binos reply added 5-19-04

Bushnell 4x30 Powerview added 12-23-08

Bushnell H2O 8x42 porro -- brief comments added 12-23-08

Bushnell BK-7 binoculars used for years and worked just fine added 3-4-05

Bushnell Sportsman - a 30$ roof prism from Walmart added 4-12-06

Carl Zeiss Jena 10x50
not a mini reivew in the classic sense, but a thread with valuable information.
Worth the read.

Canon 10x30 IS added 7-22-04

Canon 10x30 IS vs Nikon 8x42 LX vs Nikon 12x50 SE added 9-12-04

Canon 10x30-IS, vs the 18x50-IS added 7-22-04

Canon 10x42L vs 15x50 vs 18x50 IS binoculars added 7-21-08

Canon 12x36 IS First Light<> added 7-21-08

Canon 15x50 IS - quick impression added 7-22-04

Canon 18x50 IS added 12-30-04

Canon 15x50 versus 18x50 IS - Q & A user experiences added 11-29-06

Canon vs Nikon vs Fujinon Image Stabilized Binoculars added 8-14-04
How the IS function works differently in each

Canon 15x50 IS added 5-26-06

Canon 15x50IS vs Nikon 12x50SE added 3-2-09

Canon 18x50-IS, vs the 10x30-IS, and the Fujinon 16x70 FMT-SX added 9-12-04

Canon IS Battery Usage / Life added 6-1-07

Captain's Helmsman 7x50 added 7-24-05

Celestron Regal LX 8x42 and 10x42 Roof Minireview added 1-11-08

Celestron Regal LX 8 x 42 Roof First Light added 7-20-08

Celestron Ultima DX 10X50 impression added 3-23-08

Celestron Ultima 8x56 vs Ultima DX 10x50 added 4-22-08

Celestron Skymaster 12x60 added 4-26-06

Celestron 15X70 (and home-made 12.8X51) added 2-24-2010

Celestron 15x70 Skymaster added 5-21-04

Celestron Skymaster 15x70 vs Teleskop Service Marine 15x70 added 3-2-09
A simple resolution test of my two 15x70 binos
TS Marine is same as Oberwerk Ultra, Garrett Optical Signature Series, Orion Resolux, etc.

Celestron Skymaster 15x70 and 25x100 added 7-08-05

Celestron Skymaster 25x100 Minireview vs Oberwerk 22x100 added 10-27-04

Celestron Skymaster 25x100

Celestron 25x100

Chinese Binocular Manufacturers List
several listed here from Kunming, Yunnan Province and Chongqing, China

Test of Docter Nobilem 8x56 B/GA added 12-13-05

First light Nobilem 15x60 added 9-8-2012

Docter 15x60 added 9-8-2012

Fujinon 7x50 -- Swarovski 8.5x42 vs Fujinon 7x50 added 4-20-08

Zeiss 7x50 BGAT vs. Fuiji 7x50 FMT-SX added 3-2-09
Fujinon BFL 8x42 and 10x42 added 1-11-08

Fujinon FMT 7x50 SX vs 10x50 SX2 added 9-25-06

Fujinon 10x50 vs Vixen Ultima 9x63 added 3-4-05

Fujinon FMTR-SX 10x50 brief comments added 3-30-07

Fujinon 10x50 FMT-SX mini review added 7-20-08

First impressions of FMTSX 10x50 Fujinons added 12-23-08

Fujinon FMT SX 10x70s vs FMT SX 16x70s

Fujion 12x32 Techno-Stabi Jr added 7-20-08

Fujinon 16x70 vs Oberwerk 15x70 original

Fujinon 16x70 FMT-SX, compared to Canon 10x30-IS and Canon 18x50-IS added 9-12-04

Fujinon FMT-SX2 16x70 added 6-14-07

Fujinon FMT-SX2 16x70 vs Nikon Astrolux 18x70 vs Tak 22x60 added July 1, 2004

Garrett Grizzly 10x50s - Very First Impressions added 6-29-06
see also the series of links posted under Astro Physics Premium 15x70, all related to this same model binocular

Garrett Optical 10x50 Genesis WP added 10-27-05

New 15x70 WP Mk II from Garrett added 11-24-11

Garret Optical Signature Series 15x70HD first light - two opinions added 10-25-06
see also General Hi-T 15x70 and Oberwerk Ultra 15x70 for review of same style binocular
see also the series of links posted under Astro Physics Premium 15x70, all related to this same model binocular

Garrett 15x85 HD WP added 3-30-07

Garrett Optical 20x80 Gemini IF Triplet added 10-27-0

Garrett Optical Gemini TWP 20x80 Effective Aperture added 7-20-08

Garrett 20x80 LW 1st use brief added 9-13-06

Garrett Gemini 20x80 UL Review added 12-23-08

GO Signature 22x85 - Tentative First Light added 10-18-06

GO 22x85 Signature Series - second light and more pictures added 10-24-06

Garrett Signature 22x85 - New Glass in Portugal added 1-25-07

Garrett Signature 22x85 HD-WP (Brief Review) added 7-4-07

GO Signature 22x85 Technical Measures compared to other brands added 3-2-09
effective aperture and magnification
eye relief
edge sharpness
illumination of exit pupil
target laser tests for aperture, illumination, prism tilt

Comparing GO22x85, WO22x70, Tak22x60 added 7-14-09

Garrett 25x100 First Light - brief notes added 1-7-06

Garrett Optical Gemini 25x100s Mini-Reviewadded 3-23-06

Garrett 25x100 Genesis First Light / Brief Review added 6-12-06

MrBill's review of Gemini 25x100 IF MkII binos added 4-21-12

GO 20x110 Signature Series has arrived added 7-15-09

Garrett RA 70mm's added 7-20-08

Garrett GT-100 45* Arrived Today added 10-24-06

Garrett GT-100 Binoscope Follow-up First Light added 11-29-06

More on the Garrett GT-100 - eyepieces I tested added 11-29-06

Garrett 100mm f5.3 45 BT first light added 12-23-08

Garrett® 100mm F/5.3 45º Binocular Telescope added 12-23-08

Garrett GT100-45° added 3-2-09

Garrett Optical BT100/90° added 3-20-2010

GO 20x110 Signature Series added 10-24-06

Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series added 3-1-07

General Hi-T 10x50, 10.5x70, 15x70 added 2-12-06
see also Garrett Optical Signature Series 15x70HD and Oberwerk Ultra 15x70 for review of same style binocular
see also the series of links posted under Astro Physics Premium 15x70, all related to this same model binocular

General Hi T 10x50 vs Fuji 10x50 vs Vixen Ultima 9x63 added 6-4-06

General Hi-T 20x110 first impression added 10-23-06

General HI T 23-41x100 - first impression added 11-24-07
the evolution of the chinese classic clone of Miyauchi.

Helios Naturesport 8x40 WA added 7-15-09
compared to both my Bresser 10x50 and Bresser Spezial Jagd 8x56 bino’s.

Helios AM-6 (Optima) 10x50 added 8-20-06

Helios 10x50 - Helios Quantum 10x60 impressions added 12-23-08

Helios 10.5 X 70mm binocular added 7-20-08

Helios Stellar 15x70 - Strathspey 15x70 vs Helios Stellar 15x70 added 1-25-07

Helios Stellar 15x70 Fuji 16x70 FMT-SX review added 11-11-07

Helios Apollo 15x70 Binos - First Light! added 12-23-08

Helios Stellar 20x80 versus TS Marine 15x70 added 8-6-09

Kite Birdwatcher 8x42 added 4-9-07
KOWA Highlander Fluorite added 9-18-04

Kowa Highlander / Miyauchi 26x100 / Garrett 20x110
this thread started out as a question about the above noted binocs. Several members chimed in with their experiences using the Kowa Highlander 32x82
Kronos 26x70s: added 5-26-06

Kunming Optical Series 8 Binoculars
A model of binocular alternatively known by the names Oberwerk Ultra, Garrett Optical Signature Series and AstroPhysics Premium, it has several sizes and is offered by no less than a half dozen different importers also including APM, AOE, Captain's Nautical, General Hi-T, Telescope Service and William Optics.

Leupold Yosemite 6x30mm Green Ring added 5-28-07

Compact roof binoculars:
includes comparisons of Leupold Katmai 6x32, Minox HG 8x33 BR, Pentax 8x32 DCF ED, Nikon Premier 8x20, Leica Ultravid 8x20, Swarovski 8x20B - added 8-20-07

Leica Ultravid 12x50 vs Nikon SE 12x50 and Zeiss B/GAT 15x60 added 10-9-04

Leica Trinovid 8x42 BA vs. Swarovski 8.5x42 EL added 8-22-08

Orion Savannah 10x50 compared to Nikon AE 10x50 and Pentax PCF WP 10x50 added 7-12-05
the Orion Savannah appears to be the same binocular at the Leopold Wind River

Leupold Yosemite 6x30 added 7-20-08

Magnacraft 12x60 ultra & NcStar 20x70 added 12-23-08

MEADE 9X63 MINI - REVIEW added 6-29-06

Meade 10x50 BK7 binocs for $20 added 7-23-04

Meade 10x50 an inexpensive binocular added 9-17-05

Meade TravelView 10x50 added 1-7-06
I messed with the focus some but couldn't seem to resolve the images

Minolta 8x40 Activa WP added 6-18-05

Minolta Activa 10x50 WP.FP added 11-1-05

Compact roof binoculars:
includes comparisons of Leupold Katmai 6x32, Minox HG 8x33 BR, Pentax 8x32 DCF ED, Nikon Premier 8x20, Leica Ultravid 8x20, Swarovski 8x20B - added 8-20-07

Miyauchi 5x32 First Impressions/First Light added 7-20-08

New Miyauchi 7x50W Binon added 5-01-05
also note: the first post in this thread series includes an offsite link to another review of this same binocular

Miyauchi - some impressions on various models

Miyauchi 22x60 First Light added 10-24-06

Miyauchi Pleiades 22x60 added 4-1-07

Miyauchi NBA Saturn II 22x71s

Miyauchi 22x71 Saturn II First Light added 1-17-06

Miyauchi Saturn III's 39x100 First Light added 1-7-06

Miyauchi Galaxy 100 vs Miyauchi Saturn 71 vs Vixen BT-80M-A showdown added 10-24-04
compared at magnification of 37x100, 40x71 and 36x80

Miyauchi BR141 Galaxy - Brief Impressions - added 6-5-04

Miyauchi 20x100 compared to Burgess clone. added 10-3-04

Miyauchi clone Quantum 20-40 x100mm added 8-24-05

 

#2 EdZ

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 02:09 PM

Compact roof binoculars: includes comparisons of Leupold Katmai 6x32, Minox HG 8x33 BR, Pentax 8x32 DCF ED, Nikon Premier 8x20, Leica Ultravid 8x20, Swarovski 8x20B - added 8-20-07

Nikon Action Extreme (AE) 7x35s added 2-4-08

Nikon Prostar 7x50 and Nikon Astrolux 10x70 Viewing added 8-24-05

Nikon Prostar 7x50 has BY FAR the finest (least) edge distortion added 7-20-08

Nikon 7x50 IF HP WP Tropical added 10-10-06

Nikon 8x30 EII's added 7-15-09

Nikon 8x32 SE versus 8x32 LX added 10-12-04

Nikon Sporter 8x36 arrived added 7-15-09

Nikon 8x42 LX versus Nikon 10x42 SE added 6-30-04

Nikon 8x32 SE, 8x32 LX, 8x42 LX, 10x32 LX, 10x42 SE and 12x50 SE, added 9-06-04
comprehensive comparisons in this thread.
This thread includes references to Leica, Zeiss, in all probably a dozen different binoculars.
One of the best small binocular discussion threads we have here.

Nikon 8x42 LX vs Nikon 12x50 SE vs Canon 10x30 IS added 9-12-04

Nikon 8x42 LX & 12x50 SE Binos Versus Canon 10x30 IS added 9-10-04
More Comparisons of what can be seen with each

Nikon 8x42 Venturer LX versus 12x50 Superior E added 9-8-04
What can be seen with each binocular

Nikon 8x40 Action EX vs 8x40 Action VII added 1-11-08

Nikon Action (original Action) 8x40

Nikon Action 8x40 8.2 Degrees added 7-15-09

Nikon SE / LX 4-way Comparo added 1-26-05
8x32 SE, 8x42 LX, 10x42 SE, 10x42 LX
Resolution, Brightness, CA, in daylight

Nikon Venturer LX 8x42

same binocular - Nikon LX 8x42 compared to a Celestron Ultima 8x56

Nikon Action 10x50 added 3-1-08

Nikon Action Extreme 10x50

Nikon 10x50 Action Extreme

Nikon Action Extreme 10x50 Is it FMC? Maybe Not.

The following links provide some statistics on the Nikon Action Extreme 8x40, 10x50 and 12x50 and make comparisons to the Orion Ultraview 10x50, Pentax PCF V 10x50, Pentax PCF WP 10x50, Pentax PCF III 12x50. added 8-20-04
More on Selecting a Good 10x50 Binocular Nikon AE 10x50, Pentax PCF V 10x50, Orion Ultraview 10x50
Nikon Action Extremes Eye Relief Nikon AE 8x40, 10x50 and 12x50 and Orion Ultraview 10x50
Nikon Action Extremes Edge Distortion (Sharpness) Nikon AE 8x40, 10x50 and 12x50
Nikon Action Extreme 10x50 Edge distortions
Nikon Action Extremes True Field of View Nikon AE 10x50 and 12x50 and Orion Ultraview 10x50

Nikon AE Coatings compared to 10 other binoculars added 9-27-04

Three 10x50s - Nikon AE, Orion Ultraview and Pentax PCF WP briefly compared added 11-20-04

Nikon AE 10x50 compared to Pentax PCF WP 10x50 and Orion Savannah 10x50 added 7-12-05
the Orion Savannah appears to be the same binocular at the Leopold Wind River

Nikon Monarch 10x56 mini review added 4-25-08

Nikon 10x70 IF HP WP brief review added 12-23-08

Nikon 12x36 D roof prism vs Zeiss 10x40 B/GA roof prism - An Old Rivalry added 4-8-06

First light, Nikon 12x50 SE added 4-22-08

Nikon SE 12x50s

Nikon Action Extreme 12x50 user mini-review added 1-5-09

Nikon 12x50SE vs Canon 15x50IS added 3-2-09

Nikon Astrolux 18x70 compared to Fujinon 16x70 added 6-29-04
review added to CN posts with permission of the author

Nikon Astrolux 18x70 added 1-7-07
various users post a variety of comments on the Astrolux

Nikon Astrolux 18x70 added 1-7-07
more comments added some comparisons to Fujinon 16x70

Nikon Astrolux explaination of housing markings and glass types. added 9-17-07

Nikon 18x70 measures added 2-5-12

NcStar 8x56 added 3-23-08

NcStar 20x70 & Magnacraft 12x60 ultra-mini review added 12-23-08

Oberwerk 8x40 Mariner - brief review added 9-4-06

Oberwerks 8x42 FMC Roof Prism Waterproof First Impressions

Two separate viewpoints of the same size binocular
Oberwerk 8x56 arrive added 1-17-05

Oberwerk 8x56 first impression added 1-17-05

Oberwerk 8x56 Brief Report added 7-20-08

Oberwerk 8x56 binoculars First thoughts added 7-15-09

Oberwerk 10x60 Mariner WP first notes added 3-4-05

Oberwerks 11x56 FMC Porro Prism Mini Giants First Impressions

Oberwerk 12x60 brief

Oberwerk 12x60s compared to Barska 15x70 and Barska 12-36x Zoom added 10-25-06

Oberwerk 15x70/2003upgrade vs 2002

Oberwerk 15x70s arrived (compared to Oberwerk 11x70s)

Oberwerk 15x70s Comparison Tested added 1-24-05
some comparisons to Meade Vixen 11x80 and some German binoculars

Oberwerk Ultra 15x70 brief impression added 6-29-06
see also the series of links posted under Astro Physics Premium 15x70, all related to this same model binocular
see also Garrett Optical Signature Series 15x70HD and General Hi-T 15x70 for review of same style binocular

Oberwerk Ultra 15x70 Tests and Evaluation added 9-2-06

Oberwerk 20x80 Standards First Notes

Oberwerk 20x80 Standards Minireview added 10-17-04

Oberwerk 20x80 Deluxe II first impressions added 2-10-05

Oberwerk 20x80 Deluxe II used for varmint hunting! (on a tripod) added 2-10-05

Oberwerk 20x80 Deluxe II terrestrial viewing 3-4-05

Oberwerk Deluxe II 20x80s - First Impressions brief added 9-13-06

MrBill's review of Oberwerk 20x80 DeLuxe III added 03-31-12

Oberwerk 20x80 LW - Early Impressions added 1-7-06

Oberwerk 20x90 compared to Tak 22x60 added 9-12-04
Oberwerk 20x90 mechnical notes added 3-19-08

Oberwerk 20x90 vs Stellarvue 20x85 Binos added 3-4-05

Oberwerk 22x100 Minireview vs Celestron 25x100 added 10-27-04

Oberwerk 22x100 first impressions

Oberwerk 22x100 - Several User's Comment

Oberwerk 25x100 IF first notes added 3-4-05

Oberwerk 25x100 IF Effective Aperture 7-20-08

Oberwerk 45° 70mm Binocular Telescope added 6-9-2013

Oberwerk BT80 45° Binocular Telescope added 1-17-06

Objective lens caps for BT100-45°

Oberwerk BT-80 45 - 1.25" eyepiece choices added 6-29-06

Obewrerk BT100-45 Eyepiece Comparison added 8-16-06

Oberwerk BT100 - Binocular Telescope added 4-1-04

Oberwerk BT100 - 1st Impressions and MiniReview added 7-23-04

Oberwerk BT 100 - Various 1.25" Eyepiece Choices

Oberwerk BT100-45 added 3-4-05
from anxious anticipation through first photos and 60 posts on advice, read about the NEW 45° binocular telescope from Oberwerk

Oberwerk BT 100-45 First Light added 7-20-08

Oberwerk SW100 X 45 - first impressions added 12-23-08

Opticron "imagic" BGA SE 8x42's first impressions added 2-22-08

Opticron BGA PC.AG N 10 x 42 : First Impressions

Orion Expanse 7x32 Minireview added 3-13-06

Orion Binoculars 8x40 Outsider WA, 8x40 Scenix WA, 8x42 Ultraview, 8x42 Vista added 5-28-05

Orion Savannah 10x50 compared to Pentax PCF WP 10x50 and Nikon AE 10x50 added 7-12-05
the Orion Savannah appears to be the same binocular at the Leopold Wind River

Orion Vista 8X42, Orion Ultraview 10X50, and Pentax PCF V WP 20X60

Orion Vista's 10x50s added 7-20-08

Orion Little Giant II 11x70 first light added 8-20-06

Orion Mini Giants 9x63 added 8-3-12

Orion 15x63 mini Giants first notes added 3-4-05

Orion MiniGiant 15x63 brief notes added 5-26-06

first impressions Orion Mini Giant 15x63 added 12-23-08

Review of Orion 15x63 Mini Giant added 12-23-08

Orion BT70 up close (Photos) added 9-15-07

Orion 25x100 vs Miyauchi 22x71 Brief added 1-21-06

Orion 25x100 older binocs - Brief Report added 10-10-06

Orion 30x80 MegaViews First Impressions added 3-4-05

First light 30x80 Orion Megaviews added 7-20-08

Orion 100mm RA bino measured added 8-13-10
take particular note of the effective aperture measured at 78mm!!

Pentax Papilo 6.5x21 Butterfly Binocular added 8-24-05

Pentax Papilio Close Focus (20 inches) Binocular added 8-25-05

Ever check the power of your Pentax Papillio?

Compact roof binoculars: includes comparisons of Leupold Katmai 6x32, Minox HG 8x33 BR, Pentax 8x32 DCF ED, Nikon Premier 8x20, Leica Ultravid 8x20, Swarovski 8x20B - added 8-20-07

Pentax PCF 7x50 Observations

Pentax 8x32 SP roof prism compact binocs added 3-4-05

Just acquired a Pentax 8x32 DCF SP added 12-23-08

Pentax PCF Series porro prism binoculars added 3-4-05

First Impressions - Pentax 8x40 PCF WP II added 11-4-05

Pentax PCF WP 8x40 vs PCF WP II 8x40 added 7-20-08

Pentax DCF SP 10x43 impressions added 3-4-05

Pentax PCF WP 10x50, PCF III 12x50, PCF WP 16x60, vs Oberwerk 15x70

also Pentax PCF V WP 10x50 compared to Nikon AE, Orion Ultraview and Wind River Me...

Pentax PCF WP 10x50 compared to Nikon AE 10x50 and Orion Savannah 10x50 added 7-12-05
the Orion Savannah appears to be the same binocular at the Leopold Wind River

Pentax PCF WP II 10x50 added 11-1-05

First impressions of Pentax PIF 10x50 added 03-24-12

Pentax 12x50 PCF WP II (Part 1) added 8-16-08
Pentax 12x50 PCF WP II (Part 2) added 8-21-08

Pentax 16x60 vs. Oberwerk 15x70 2001 version added 7-23-04

Pentax 16x60 PCF V brief evaluation added 12-23-08

Pentax 20x60 vs Oberwerk 15x70 brief impressions

Pentax PCF V WP 20X60 and Orion Vista 8X42 and Orion Ultraview 10X50

Pentax 20x60 PCF WP II first notes added 6-29-06

Pentax PCF WP II 20x60 - several users tests and observation notes added 6-13-08

Redfield roofs: first light and mini-review added 02/27/13

Selsi 7x35 - vintage, 11 degree First impression added 12-23-08

Siebert Optics modified binos 11x70 added 6-29-06

Simmons Wilderness 12x50 mini review added 7-2-07

Sportiere 2.8x28 Sport Glasses added 12-23-08

Stellarvue 20x85 vs. Oberwerk 20x90 Binos added 3-4-05

Stellarvue b-85 20x85 First light added 6-12-06

S & W 8x32s mini review added 7-22-04

Steiner Night Hunter XP 8x56 addded 12-13-05

Steiner Senators 20x80s

Steiner 20x80 review compared to 15x70 ultra added 7-15-09

Steiner 25x80 Observer added 10-25-05

Strathspey 15x70 Binoculars - Short Review added 11-29-06

Strathspey 15x70 vs Helios Stellar 15x70 added 1-25-07

Swarovski 8 x 20 B Habicht

Swarovski 8.5x42 vs Fujinon 7x50 added 4-20-08

Compact roof binoculars: includes comparisons of Leupold Katmai 6x32, Minox HG 8x33 BR, Pentax 8x32 DCF ED, Nikon Premier 8x20, Leica Ultravid 8x20, Swarovski 8x20B - added 8-20-07

Swarovski SLC 8x56 WB added 12-13-05

Swarovski 8.5x42 EL - Leica Trinovid 8x42 BA vs. Swarovski 8.5x42 EL added 8-22-08

Swarovski SLC 15x56 WB added Apr 21,2011

Swift Ultra Lite 8 x 42

Swift Audubon 8.5x44 added 11/11/05

Swift Audubon 8.5x44 ED added 7-17-07
the very many variations of the Swift Audubon are described in this thread in a post added 9-28-07

Swift 8x44 ED Ultralite poros added 3-30-07

Swift Kestrel 10 x 50

Swift SP 10x50 added 12-13-05

Swift Satellite 20x80 added 11-06-05

Takahashi Astronomer 22x60 - Quick First Look added 1-30-08
Takahasi 22x60mm + Polarizer filters added 2-28-06

Takahashi 22 x 60 First light added 11-11-05

Takahashi 22x60 vs the Oberwerk 20x90 added 9-12-04
Takahashi 22x60s as a Terrestrial Glass added 8-10-05

Takahashi Astronomer 22x60 Fluorite vs Fujinon FMT SX 2 16x70 & Nikon 18... added 6-29-04

Comparing GO22x85, WO22x70, Tak22x60 added July 09

Telescope Service 7x50 - TS 7x50 MX after three months of use added 1-25-07
see also William Optic 7x50 ED for similar binocular

Teleskop Service Marine 15x70 vs Celestron Skymaster 15x70 added 3-2-09
A simple resolution test of my two 15x70 binos
TS Marine is same as Obie Ultra, GO Signature, Orion Resolux, etc.

Telescope Service Marine 15x70 - Helios Stellar 20x80 versus TS Marine 15x70 added 8-6-09

United Optics 25x150mm UO Binos added 7-15-09

Vixen Apex Pro 8x42 first impressions added 9-04-06
Vixen Foresta 7x50 porro added 7-8-08
Vixen Ultima 9x63 vs Fujinon 10x50 added 3-4-05

Vixen Ultima 10x44 ED added 1-7-06

Vixen 12x80 BCF ARK added 12-11-06
Vixen ARK 16x80 added 11-15-05
Vixen Ark 16x80 Binoculars added 1-7-07

Vixen 16x80 Binocular added 1-25-07

Vixen 20 x 80 Giant Waterproof binoculars added 8-23-05
Vixen BT-80M-A showdown with Miyauchi 100 & Miya 71 added 4-8-04

Mr. Bill's Vixen BT81S-A review added 2-5-12

Vixen BT 125 giant binos added 3-31-06

Vixen BT 125 A added 12-23-08 Pier's offsite review

William Optics 7x50 ED added 11-19-05
see also Telescope Service 7x50 MX for similar binocular

WO 8x42 APO Triplet review added 12-23-08

William Optics 10x50 ED review added 4-24-08
very thorough complete and well organized

William Optics 22x70 APO binoculars added 7-20-08

WO 22x70ED They're here... added 7-20-08

Comparing GO22x85, WO22x70, Tak22x60 July 2009

Yunnan Optics Factory Chinese 30-50 X 120, 45degree BT. added 3-4-07
This is a 2" eyepiece Binocular telescope. (actually 37mm eyepieces). This is the first report we are hearing about such a large eyepiece binocular telescope.
Zeiss 7 x 42 B/GA T Classic Dialyt

Zeiss 7x42 FL added 10-20-05

Zeiss 7x50 BGAT vs. Fuiji 7x50 FMT-SX added 3-2-09

Zeiss Jena 10x40 B/GA vs Zeiss 12x36 D added 4-8-06

Zeiss Victory 12x56 with the Nikon 12x50 SE added 10-08-04
a few brief notes of comparison

Zeiss 15 x 60 B/GAT & Takahashi 22 x 60 Astronomer added 8-10-05

Zeiss Conquest 15X45mm added 7-21-08

Zeiss 20x60 IS brief test added 2-20-05

Zen Ray 8x43 ED2 added 9-28-09

Zen-Ray SUMMIT 10x42 added 10-20-07

Zen Ray Summit ZRS 10x42 added 7-14-09

Zhumell 20x80s First Light added 1-11-08

 






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