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Quote:Short answer: for lightweight, go with the 10x30s or 12x36s, for maximum detail, the 15x50s or 18x50s, for great "all 'rounders" the 10x42s. Hmmm. Probably that doesn't help. Better just read the review.Regards,Gary
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Quote:I did read your article and it put more questions on my initial decision for the 12x36. I was 100% sold on those until I found the 15x50 and 18x50 cheaper than the canon usa website by $500 or so. Your review of the 12x36 left me thinking that I may want to spend the extra because of the off axis stars. I believe seagulls were even mentioned. So, I need more opinions and info. I hate the, "I wish I had got the other ... Instead" experience. I went through it a bit with telescopes until I found what I like but, the larger IS binos cost the same as my 4" apo with feathertouch or more in the case of the 10x42l.
Binos: APM100 | Obie 20x80D3 | Resolux 15x70, 7x50 | Nikon AE 12x50, 7x35 | FMT-SX 10x50 | Canon 10x30 | Vanguard ED 8x42
Mounts: AVX | Orion Paragon | Tecnosky eLLe
Telescopes: XT8g | AT6RC | Onyx 80EDF | 102GT | ST80
1.25" EPs: Hyperion 8, 17mm | ES68º: 20, 24mm | ES82º: 4.7, 6.7, 8.8, 11, 14mm
2" EPs: Meade 5k 82º: 24, 30mm | ES100º: 5.5, 9, 14, 20mm
Quote:............................ A nice session in a zero gravity lounge chair is just what the doctor ordered ....... to finish up a long session.......More opinions would be great. ...........
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* 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:And why they put in IS into 7x-10x etc, low powered binoculars?
Quote:I believe, IS in 40x100 will be much more usable and required.
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