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Joe Ogiba
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Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series
      #1515961 - 03/30/07 09:01 PM

I was out with my Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series binoculars comparing them to my Apogee 25x100's. They have the best fit and finish of all the big porro binoculars I have seen and have the best looking coatings IMHO. I mounted them on my 475/501 combo and 12" Helix Hercules fork mount on a Bogen 3040 tripod with the fork mount being more stable since the 16 lb weight is above the 13.3 lb 501 head rating.

So far I have seen my best binocular views ever of everything I looked at like M42, Saturn the moon etc. It's not a huge jump in performance over 25x100's but it's noticeable in all departments like image size, contrast, false color etc. They were shipped in a large box with extra foam padding on both ends and bubble wrap wrapped around the case and also inside the case. All that carefull packing was worth it since they arrived with accurate collimation.

Anyone looking for the most light gathering power from a porro binocular this is the one to get and it has the best all around quality.



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Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series
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Denk II Power x Switch binoviewer w/13mm Ethos, 20mm Pentax XW's, 20mm Widescan III's.
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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: Joe Ogiba]
      #1516080 - 03/30/07 10:06 PM

sounds like a winner



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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: edwincjones]
      #1516299 - 03/31/07 12:01 AM

them's is beautiful binoculars! and I think I figured out why I was confused with asking how the 85's looked bigger than your 100's. Chopin bought the 85's, so I musta got the two of you confuzzled

does the 501 break a sweat handling them or is it good enough?

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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: camvan]
      #1516526 - 03/31/07 06:52 AM

The stars are punctiform to the edge of the field?

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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: camvan]
      #1516585 - 03/31/07 08:36 AM

Quote:

them's is beautiful binoculars! and I think I figured out why I was confused with asking how the 85's looked bigger than your 100's. Chopin bought the 85's, so I musta got the two of you confuzzled

does the 501 break a sweat handling them or is it good enough?



The 501 head holds them steady without a problem as long as they are balanced but the 12" fork mount has a much higher weight rating.


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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: STEEL]
      #1516602 - 03/31/07 08:47 AM

Quote:

The stars are punctiform to the edge of the field?



The stars are sharp in the center 50% of the FOV but slowly drop off as you get to edge and since they have 64° AFOV the view looks sharp because I can't see the edge because the useable eye relief is only 11mm.

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Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series
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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: Joe Ogiba]
      #1516665 - 03/31/07 09:41 AM

Thanks for,The
Nice Report and Pictures Joe.

They look Stunning.

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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: johnno]
      #1516781 - 03/31/07 10:51 AM

Mighty nice glass you have there Joe.

Makes me pine for my old 22x85 SS...!

The build, glass and coatings on these new Series-8 binos is top-notch. Probably the best binoculars coming out of China right now.

Regards and clear skies,

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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: Joe Ogiba]
      #1516895 - 03/31/07 12:07 PM

Joe, maybe a bent forward mast for counterbalance would help out with the 501? If it is that close to working it shouldn't take much weight or length to help out.

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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: LunaC]
      #1516915 - 03/31/07 12:26 PM

I just slide them on the mounting bar to get them balanced and it works ok with the 501 head.


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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: Joe Ogiba]
      #1516933 - 03/31/07 12:46 PM

The stars in the 20x110 are cutting to 75% of the field, because are more punctiform?

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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: STEEL]
      #1517072 - 03/31/07 02:37 PM

All the stars look like points of light in my 28x110's because with 11mm useable eye relief I don't see the edge of the 64° AFOV. The 20x110's have 54° AFOV with 15mm useable eye relief so the edge should be visable.To see the full 64° AFOV in my 28x110's I have to look into one of the eyepieces on an angle.

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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: Joe Ogiba]
      #1517121 - 03/31/07 03:13 PM

Joe,

Excellent images! I'd love to have that baby in the stable beside my 15x85.

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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: Chopin]
      #1517138 - 03/31/07 03:26 PM

Joe ,

Is there the same facility for attaching a neck strap to the 110mm as there is on Chopin's 85mm little brother ?

I would actually LOVE to see one of these beasts dangling from one's neck ( as opposed to seeing someone's neck dangling from the beast ) ! :-)

It would make a great OPERA glass for a true eccentric :-)

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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: KennyJ]
      #1517155 - 03/31/07 03:35 PM

Kenny, yes they share the same prism body as the 85mm version but at 16 lbs I would not want to try hanging them from my neck.

Joe

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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: Chopin]
      #1517179 - 03/31/07 03:59 PM

Quote:

Joe,

Excellent images! I'd love to have that baby in the stable beside my 15x85.



Jason, I like your review on the 15x85's and I see you could see the fieldstop with the eyeguards folded and that is what I expected with the longer eye relief and smaller AFOV. I removed the rubber eyeguards on my 28x110's and I could see part of the fieldstop but not the full 360° at one time. I stripped the eyepieces on my Apogee 25x100's down to the barrel and I could see the full FOV and it's like looking into a 25x wide angle binocular. I use then more for daytime use and I could focus as close as about 50 ft or so and birds look great at that close range.

Joe

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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.
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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #1517199 - 03/31/07 04:18 PM

Mike, I agree the new BA8 Series binos are top notch and I see they have a 70mm APO coming out.

Joe

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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.
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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: KennyJ]
      #1517200 - 03/31/07 04:19 PM

Quote:

It would make a great OPERA glass for a true eccentric




For many I suspect it would truly allow us to get far enough away from the opera to enjoy it.

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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: johnno]
      #1517255 - 03/31/07 04:59 PM

John, I see in Sydney last night they turned off the lights for one hour from 7:30 to 8:30 PM and the Sydney Observatory opened its doors to let stargazers see the night sky over Sydney as they had never seen it before. I hope more cities worldwide do that.

Joe

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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
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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: Joe Ogiba]
      #1517268 - 03/31/07 05:06 PM

< I hope more cities worldwide do that. >

Wouldn't it be nice if EVERY town and city in a given country could do that every once in a while ? !

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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: KennyJ]
      #1517404 - 03/31/07 06:24 PM

Hi Joe,

Hadn't noticed the mention of a 70mm apo series 8 before. Thanks for the heads up. I wonder who's going to market it.

Gee, maybe the new Orion BT70 is the 70mm apo mentioned? Naahhh....

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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: pcad]
      #1517439 - 03/31/07 06:46 PM

"...I can't see the edge because the useable eye relief is only 11mm."

The usable ER on many of the better Chinese binoculars is too short for most eyeglass wearers. This is too bad, particularly considering the overall quality of the binoculars is otherwise very good.

Still, I hope you enjoy your new binoculars, Joe! Keep us posted as to their performance!

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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: Joe Ogiba]
      #1517440 - 03/31/07 06:46 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Joe,

Excellent images! I'd love to have that baby in the stable beside my 15x85.



Jason, I like your review on the 15x85's and I see you could see the fieldstop with the eyeguards folded and that is what I expected with the longer eye relief and smaller AFOV. I removed the rubber eyeguards on my 28x110's and I could see part of the fieldstop but not the full 360° at one time. I stripped the eyepieces on my Apogee 25x100's down to the barrel and I could see the full FOV and it's like looking into a 25x wide angle binocular. I use then more for daytime use and I could focus as close as about 50 ft or so and birds look great at that close range.

Joe




Thanks for the compliment on my review. As for the eye relief, I must say that I do like to take it all in with glasses on, so in that regard the 20x110 looks like a good alternative. It's those 110mm objectives that call my name.

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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: pcad]
      #1517534 - 03/31/07 07:52 PM

Peter, I would like to see APO 28x110's but with 110mm APO's going for $2,800 I think the 70mm APO binoculars will be the largest for now.

Joe

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12x36 IS II , Pentax 8x32 ED
Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series
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Denk II Power x Switch binoviewer w/13mm Ethos, 20mm Pentax XW's, 20mm Widescan III's.
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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: Joe Ogiba]
      #1517588 - 03/31/07 08:35 PM

Joe,

Looks like the UO site was updated in a bunch of places. I also noticed that in addition to a 70mm apo series 8, they are working on center focus series 8 binos also.

Just to be on topic, considering that most things optical become hideously expensive as they get bigger, the 110's look like a steal.

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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: pcad]
      #1517753 - 03/31/07 10:14 PM

Peter, I agree they are a steal at only $100 more than the 85mm versions.

Joe

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Pentax PF-80ED,Meade 102ED APO,Orion EON 72,120ST
Apex 127,C6 XLT,CR150,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.
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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: Joe Ogiba]
      #1518692 - 04/01/07 01:02 PM

Quote:

John, I see in Sydney last night they turned off the lights for one hour from 7:30 to 8:30 PM and the Sydney Observatory opened its doors to let stargazers see the night sky over Sydney as they had never seen it before. I hope more cities worldwide do that.
Joe




I totally Agree Joe,

Luckily for me, I live in a very small country town,which is around 100 odd miles,North from Sydney,

And it is Normally so dark after about 10.30 pm,here.

If I go outside,for a look at something,

I often just feel for the edge of my front porch,with my foot,
Either that,OR, take a red torch.

Seriously,it is that dark here,Unless some fool Neighbour,has left their back light on,OR there is some Moon.

Admittedly,if I waited,before moving around, until my eyes adjusted to the dark,I would be able to see the end of the porch,etc.

Regards.John

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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: EdZ]
      #1519076 - 04/01/07 04:15 PM

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For many I suspect it would truly allow us to get far enough away from the opera to enjoy it.







Ed,

I see you and I share the same sentiment regarding the opera!

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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: johnno]
      #1519512 - 04/01/07 08:48 PM

John, with the dark skies you have up north of Sydney in Hunter Valley I would think the 20x110 version would give fantastic views.

Joe

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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: EdZ]
      #1520221 - 04/02/07 09:20 AM






For many I suspect it would truly allow us to get far enough away from the opera to enjoy it.

edz




Several miles away,would just about do it for me EdZ.

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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: Joe Ogiba]
      #1520232 - 04/02/07 09:30 AM

Quote:

John, with the dark skies you have up north of Sydney in Hunter Valley I would think the 20x110 version would give fantastic views.

Joe




Hi Joe,

Yes,I think either one,would be exceptional,I have taken more of a liking to your 28x110's though.

I can only drool at the moment,and wait for finances to improve.

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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: johnno]
      #1521759 - 04/03/07 12:07 AM

Congratulations Joe!!!
I ven't been to CN for a long time because of my busy work.
I've owned the 28X110 some weeks ago from the UO,and I agree all of your point of view of this largest porro binoculars.But I think that your can easily see the whole FOV buy peel off the rubber eyepatch as I do.Please see the photos in my galley:http://www.cloudynights.com/photopost/showgallery.php?ppuser=23891&cat=500

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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: Joe Ogiba]
      #1521827 - 04/03/07 01:05 AM

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and I see they have a 70mm APO coming




This remark peaked my curiousity so i e-mailed Kunming United Optics Corporation. I asked them for a date of availability and price for this 70mm APO. The reponse was the following, "This APO binoculars will be available at the end of next month, are you able to introduce your company before any quotation, as we have not retail business, we must protect our distributor benefit.

thanks,

Kevin Zhou
Director"

Maybe this is what I have been waiting for.
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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: starramus]
      #1521896 - 04/03/07 02:12 AM

Mr Kevin Zhou is my friend ,and I have owned two of their products including 28X110 and the brand new BT100 LW with 1.25"eyepieces exchange.I think the U-O's products have brand new design and good quality.

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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: luoxinalbert]
      #1522113 - 04/03/07 08:40 AM

Quote:

Congratulations Joe!!!
I ven't been to CN for a long time because of my busy work.
I've owned the 28X110 some weeks ago from the UO,and I agree all of your point of view of this largest porro binoculars.But I think that your can easily see the whole FOV buy peel off the rubber eyepatch as I do.Please see the photos in my galley:http://www.cloudynights.com/photopost/showgallery.php?ppuser=23891&cat=500



Hi Albert,

Yes I agree when I peel off the rubber eyeguard I could see the full 64° AFOV. I took my 28x110's to a lake yesterday and had some great views. photo

Joe

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Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series
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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: Joe Ogiba]
      #2022401 - 12/01/07 11:31 PM

Can someone who owns these tell me if the objective brace rings on this model are plastic or metal? Or in other words, is the entire center mount/brace system all metal a mix of plastic and metal? Thanks...

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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: drshivas]
      #2022471 - 12/02/07 12:37 AM

I have the GO 20x110s and everything is metal. I hope this helps.

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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: Joe Ogiba]
      #2024673 - 12/03/07 01:50 AM

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The stars are sharp in the center 50% of the FOV but slowly drop off as you get to edge and since they have 64° AFOV the view looks sharp because I can't see the edge because the useable eye relief is only 11mm.




Joe,

Can you see the sharp, center 50% with the eyecups in either position, and, do you wear eyeglasses?

If "only" the center 50% is sharp, and can be seen with the eyecups up or down, the 11mm eye relief is not a big deal, correct?

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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: hallelujah]
      #2046171 - 12/12/07 02:11 PM

I use them alot without the eyeguards so I could see the full 64° FOV without glasses. The 11mm eye relief is too tight to see the full FOV with the eyeguards. If you wear glasses you might be better off with the 20x110's but since I also have 25x100's ,RA-88-SA's, BT-80/45's and 20x80's I prefered getting the 28x version.

Joe

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Re: Garrett Optical 28x110 HD-WP Signature Series new [Re: Joe Ogiba]
      #2046268 - 12/12/07 02:49 PM

Thanks Joe

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