My binos: 6x30, 7x35, 10x70, 15x60, 20x80 My scopes: 12.5" Telekit, 8" SCT, 4"f5 TV, 3"f11 Vixen ARCO OBSERVATORY 7200'
Milton Wilcox R.I.P
Quote: the coloring was different - more blue than green (whatever that means)
Quote: Coatings that have a multi-hue, blue-green, green-purple, blue-purple, purple-rose, purple-amber, can all be indications of properly applied coating. Then a comparison of reflections off the coatings may give some indication of reflected light and hence transmitted light. Generally, these are the what I see on better binoculars.
Quote: They had to go back to the warehouse for 3 different pairs before they found a pair that I would accept. The personnel I met at Barska (Aaron and Jeno) were great and I now have a pair of 30x80 X-trail binos that I really enjoy!Rubber eyecup note...on both the 20x80 and 30x80 binos, the rubber eyecups for me are completely worthless. Then the idea struck me that since I am not using the existing rubber eyecups anyway because they are folded down, maybe I can cut them down the middle and leave the inside rubber folded down and the outside rubber in the extended position to act as a "wing" to block the light coming in from the outside of my eyesocket. This worked fantastic! I just had to carefully round the edges of the extended rubber on both sides so they wouldn't poke me in the eye or the sides of my face while I am viewing. This made for a much more enjoyable and comfortable viewing experience! the Barska X-trails are great for their price, once you get a pair that you are satisfied with. I would highly recommend them to anyone in that regard, and also the Barksa company itself and the personnel I dealt with personally there.Olebellow out....
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