Here's to Lady Mondegreen! Let the meat cake. 73 de kc6zut, Max
Quote:After many many months of not going there, I ended up at Wal-Mart the other (cloudy) night. They had something I hadn't seen there before -- a 10x42 roof prism model: eye relief 19mm, weight 22oz, almost 6-deg. FOV (305 ft/1000 yds). In spite of it being only "fully coated" and in a sealed package, due to the price of $30 I found that I couldn't resist buying it. It's a Bushnell Sportsman, made in China. When I went online to look up that model, I found not much and have concluded that it must be a long-discontinued one.
Quote:>>>I'm not sure I can fully understand why someone would buy a piece of trash like a skymaster giant or Barska. The quality is so low that to me, the binocular is completely worthless. ----I think it takes a practiced eye and a skilled observer to enjoy binoculars like these but it can be done, trust me I have seen it happen....Back to the 10x42 roofs. I purchased some Meade 10x42 TravelViews at Big5 for $35 a while back. These are also Chinese Roof prism binos with lots of eye relief, Bak4 Prisms and nitrogen sealed/purged. These binoculars provide quite nice views, relatively sharp to the edge. The close focus is 16 feet, not so good for birding and the focus is quite stiff. Still, in the right hands, pretty good binos, better though before I dropped em...Jon
Quote: I'm not sure I can fully understand why someone would buy a piece of trash like a skymaster giant or Barska. The quality is so low that to me, the binocular is completely worthless.
Quote: I not sure if I completely understand. What exactly are the advantages of buying cheap optics? Poor coatings? Headaches? Collimitation problems? Poor Build quality?
Quote: I think you get your point across. Now, I would say, you really have no reason to trash two brands of binoculars. You are not describing anything you own, are you? What may be worthless to you may be all that someone else can afford. So maybe just let it be, and to each his own. It wouldn't be my choice, but it could be someone else's. Unless of course you have some specific data you would like to share on some product you own? edz
Quote:As did my $29 Sears 7x35 Binoculars, purchased back around 1975 and used for 20 years before I bought any others, and still in use today.