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Quote:Bill,and you told me on another thread that I did not need more binoculars edj
Quote:Quote:Bill,and you told me on another thread that I did not need more binoculars edj OK...maybe one more.
Binoculars: 33/39/50/71/150x100 Miyauchi Saturn III, WO22x70ED, Fuji 16x70 FMT-SX, Pentax 10x50 PCF-V, 10x43 DCF-SP, 6.5x21 Papilio,
Nikon 10x35 EII, 7x35 E, 8x30 EII, 8x23CF AS Diplomat,
B&L 7x26 Custom
Scopes: C9.25, TMB130SS, SV80S-LOMO 80/480
Quote:Been intrigued by these for a while, have you used them on the stars at all? Not ideal for astro use obviously but still a nice all round bino for a camping trip.
Astro-Physics 15x70,Garrett Signature 10x50,Nikon SE 10x42,Celestron Regal LX 8x42,Nikon SE 8x32,Bushnell Elite Custom Compact 7x26,Pentax Papilio 6.5x21 Garrett 2000 Grip-Action Monopod,Velbon Sherpa crank elevator tripod(for papilio) Orion Starblast6 Meade 5k SWA 24mm,20mm and 16mm,Antares Speers Waler Series2 9.4mm, 7.2mm and 4.9mm.Meade 5k 2x TeleXtender.
Quote:I just ordered the 6.5x version.
"The heavens declare the glory of God"...
Just what I need - another optical device!
Well, I can resist everything EXCEPT temptation ....so I just ordered the 6.5x version.
Quote:Had the 6.5x21Papilio's and loved them. They where accidentally dropped into the ocean by the wife and never replaced.
Quote:$136 will get you another pair...
Quote: Close focusing is a plus.
Quote:Been in the binocular/telescope astro "hobby" for more than 30 years. During this time I have never laid eyes on a Papillo. I do have a very nice 8x42 roofie that has a close focus of 5 1/2 ft. I like doing astronomy with these binos AND watching butterflies and other insects at a close distance of about 6 ft. Other than compact size and weight for hiking (which I do not do)what would be the distinct advantage of the Papillo?
Quote:The difference between a normal binocular that focuses at 5' and a Papilio that focuses at 1.5' with perfectly collimated and overlapping fields is stunning..................................The value of a "macro binocular" cannot be underestimated for close up nature study. Best $115. I ever spent.. ...........Rich
Quote:Slowly but surely I am crossing over to the "closer" side.
Few astronomical observations have really changed our perspective on earth's place in the universe. Those that did were made with a 20x power, 0.3° field of view telescope, sporting a singlet objective stopped down to 15 mm.
I mostly use small, fast, and (ultra)portable glass: Bushnell Legend 8x42, Pentax PCF WP II 20x60, MiniBorg 60ED, ST-80, EON-80, ST-120, 6" StarBlast.