Milton Wilcox R.I.P
MarkLeica 8x20; Nikon Action 7x35; Vixen Apex Pro 8x42; Orion 15x63; Docter Nobilem 15x60WO Megrez II 80 FD / APM 107mm f/6.5 / Mewlon 210 on DM-6 + Berlebach Planet
Pentax PF-80ED,Meade 102ED APO,Orion EON 72,120ST Apex 127,C6 XLT,C6R,C9.25,XT10 ,Celestron Regal 100 F-ED, CT152 Zeiss 7x42 FL,Canon 10x42L IS WP,15x50 IS 12x36 IS II , Pentax 8x32 ED Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series Oberwerk BT-80 45, Apogee RA-88-SA Denk II Power x Switch binoviewer w/13mm Ethos, 20mm Pentax XW's, 20mm Widescan III's. 21mm Ethos,17mm Ethos, 22mm Nagler, 40mm Pentax XW, 14mm Pentax XL, 5.2mm Pentax XL, 8-24mm Pentax XL Zoom, 31mm Axiom LX
Quote:I've often wondered -- can it be TRUE what Markus wrote about Nikon claiming the ASTRO luxe was NOT recommended for ASTRO use -- but for terrestrial use ?
Quote:Nikon's marketing of the 18x70s has always been confusing. I first found a reference to this binocular back in 1997 on a Japanese Nikon website.
Quote:I don't know where Markus got the information that these binoculars were primarily for terrestrial or maritime use.
Quote:Also, the fact that they borrowed the name from their 10x70 model (i.e., the "Astroluxe") and use it with the 18x70s indicates that it is primarily intended for astronomical use.
Quote:The bottom line is the overall view you get with them when you use them for astronomy is very impressive.
Quote: Its close focus for terrestrial use is 240 feet which certainly limits it.
Quote: Hi JohnI've owned some Fujis as the 14x70 and 16x70and also Nikons including the IF WP 10x70 - recently I got a Tak 22x60 - I am really very and very impressed with their awesome high sharpness ( their limited AFOV don't bothers me) - I never had seen before (using high powered binoculars) some bright stars almost as pinpoint and with real colors. I read that you have the Zeiss 15x60 B/GATs and you looked also through the 22x60 - Could you tell me someting about their performance (Tak X Zeiss) ?? Regards Pedro
Quote: after my recent fiasco with the Vixen binoculars, I'm reconsidering the Nikon 18x70s.
A 60mm department store refractor started it all....