Quote:Hi, These look good to me, but I don't know if you can get them in the UK?http://www.zen-ray.com/shop/review/product/list/id/41/category/4/Pay no attention to that price because everyone else is selling them for $609.http://agenaastro.com/zen-ray-prime-hd-8x42-binoculars-dielectric-prism-coati...Good reviews...-Chuck
Vanguard Endeavor ED 8x42 & 10x42 binos / Vanguard Endeavor HD 82mm (20-60x) angled spotting scope / Vanguard Abeo 283AT tripod with PH-114V head
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DaveToday's forecast: strong desire to observe mixed with frequent cloudsObsession 20" f5 ClassicTeleport 12.5"Meade 8" LNT SCT6" ATRCAntares 152mm refractorBurgess 91mm apoBinoculars:Vortex Viper 8x42Pentax PCF WPII 10x50G.O. 28x110Ethi & ES Eyepieces
Quote:I own the Vortex Viper but and love them. Great views, great from the weight standpoint and I am very happy with my purchase...however I don't have any experience with the other models you mention so I can't offer a comparative opinion. Is there a way to get the binocular you think you like best with an option to return if you can't get to somewhere that has some of these in stock?
Mr. Stacy From: Seattle, WA Proud to be a Cloudy Nights Member since 9/15/02
* Celestron NS11 GPS - Stellarvue Raptor 90mm APO* Vixen Ultima 8X56 - Fujinon 10X50 FMT-SX - Nikon 7X50 ProStar - Vanguard Endeavor ED 8X42 - Nikon Action Ex. 7X35More cowbell please!
Quote:Dave, Stacy- I mean the HD version, what is the percentage of field in yours were stars stay pinpoint. I am certainly looking to order from a reputable dealer in the UK and you have with any online shop under a EU directive (one of the things they got right ) the right to return within 7 days without any reason.Problem is that there are only so many well stocked dealer and I already returned a few Bino's I wasn't to sure about. The Conquest was one of them. I don't wear glasses so have to wait for the upcoming upgrade to see if the kidney beaning goes away.
Quote:Stacy, I know, I bought my Antares Barlow from them. But shipping back will be a problem if I have problems with kidney beaning etc.Unfortunately it seems that unlike telescope stuff it is far more difficult to find used binos, or maybe I am just frequenting the wrong forums.
Quote:Hello Ebbisham,Does it HAVE to be a 42mm model?I was thinking Nikon 8x32 SE might be just fine.Kenny
Quote:I must be the only guy around who was singularly unimpressed with the Viper 8x42's. By the same token, I love my Vortex Fury's.
Quote:Quote:I must be the only guy around who was singularly unimpressed with the Viper 8x42's. By the same token, I love my Vortex Fury's. You're definitely not. I discarded them from my most recent list shortly after viewing with them for only a short time.
AR127 / SV102ED / AT72ED / PCF WP II 12x50 / Monarch7 8x42 / Naked Eye
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. Henri Bergson
Quote:I'm another who has only ever looked through ONE specimen of Vortex binocular, sadly to have been left with no alternative but to send it back in disappointment.To be fair, it had probably or been damaged in transit.My overall first impression of it, a 8.5x50 Viper, apart from the initial surprise of how light weight it felt, and of the eye-relief being TOO long, even for ME!, was that even had it been in perfect condition, it would have been like " a poor man's Swarovski" both to look AT and THROUGH.Kenny