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General hi-t 10x50, 10.5x70 , 15x70 new
      #821130 - 02/12/06 07:41 AM Attachment (271 downloads)

As I promised you
I write mine first impressions concerning the new binoculars of General hi-t www.generalhit.com.
I have tested the propotipes (the serial number is 0000001: -) only for a night. The eyepieces and the prisms are similar to the 7x50 version (twin of the william optics 7x50ED). the other two small military binoculars that you can see in the photos are similar to the 8x30 tested by Holger Merlitz months ago, please see his website http://www.holgermerlitz.de/ares8x30.html
Now, i will speak about the 10x50 ,10.5X70 and the 16x70.
The chromatic aberration is minimal, better than Vixen 16x70 ARK.
The field is usable until to 75% of the edge. On-axis resolution is very good.The collimation is good. General hi-t has said to me that it is possible to collimate the binoculars , raising the rubber protection. I have noticed that the misalignment of the field of view is only of 3% at 3 o. clock. This defect is inferior to what I can observe in mine 7x50. The coating is change: now it is of a green color similar to mine 25x100FB. I has tried to observe my face in mine 7x50 and then in new binoculars: I have seen a light improvement. Defects? The Afov is inferior to the Fujinon series, and the focusing system” is hard to move”. General hit has said me that they have preferred to use grease for military use because it’s better to the low temperatures. By the way the star are pinpoint, i love this new chinese binoculars.Maybe General hi-T will send to me two models for a month.

In the next months this firm will introduce two new binoculars: a 20x88 and a 25x110!
Best Regards from Italy
Piergiovanni

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Re: General hi-t 10x50, 10.5x70 , 15x70 new [Re: GLR GROUP]
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Re: General hi-t 10x50, 10.5x70 , 15x70 new [Re: GLR GROUP]
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Re: General hi-t 10x50, 10.5x70 , 15x70 new [Re: GLR GROUP]
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Re: General hi-t 10x50, 10.5x70 , 15x70 new [Re: GLR GROUP]
      #821147 - 02/12/06 08:04 AM

Pier ,

Thank you for sharing your first impressions and those photographs .

I look forward to hearing more about these , if only to add even MORE confusion amongst all these Chinese made giants :-)

Regards , Kenny

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Re: General hi-t 10x50, 10.5x70 , 15x70 [Re: GLR GROUP]
      #821155 - 02/12/06 08:10 AM

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In the next months this firm will introduce two new binoculars: a 20x88 and a 25x110!
Best Regards from Italy
Piergiovanni




Those two models will be most interesting to me. I have been waiting for giant binoculars offering the optical qualtiy of Fujinon FMT SX/Nikon Astrolux in the 80mm+ size for nearly 5 years!

Looking forward to more reports.

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Re: General hi-t 10x50, 10.5x70 , 15x70 new [Re: GLR GROUP]
      #822106 - 02/12/06 08:03 PM

Hi Piergiovanni,

Thanks for your report! You have got a nice collection of present high-end China stuff. The 10x50 looks interesting to me! I am interested to know the quality of these binoculars with respect to ghost image suppression. I found Chinese binoculars have improved here, but how far is the distance to the Fujinon? So next time when you have the chance to observe a street lantern or the moon, please also compare the ghosting properties.

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Re: General hi-t 10x50, 10.5x70 , 15x70 new [Re: holger_merlitz]
      #822117 - 02/12/06 08:11 PM

Pier - Thank you for your extensive report. Just out of curiosity, how do you like your Ultima 9x63? I'm very pleased with mine.

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Re: General hi-t 10x50, 10.5x70 , 15x70 new [Re: ]
      #822140 - 02/12/06 08:28 PM

I think it's good that you Holger mention about the ghost images. An otherwise nice impression can be destroyed by strong ghost images and reflexions.

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Re: General hi-t 10x50, 10.5x70 , 15x70 new [Re: holger_merlitz]
      #822583 - 02/13/06 02:10 AM

Hi to all!
Yes! I hope to test these new binoculars better. Currently General hi-t has given to me theirs clone Miyauchi , it's better respect the old model that I tested time ago. Also in this case, I will write a short report, because I am using a miyauchi 20x100ed.
Best Regards from Italy.

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Re: General hi-t 10x50, 10.5x70 , 15x70 new [Re: ]
      #822590 - 02/13/06 02:19 AM

hi Skoro.
I love my Vixen Ultima 9x63. In my opinion is an optimal compromise between the price and the performances. The stars are pinpoint. The usable field is of 75% approximately, is much luminous and i love its mechanics The AFOV is not elevated, but it is much much light. The cromatism is ininfluent and observing the panoramas with the sun situated to the sides of the observer it is better respect the fujinon 10x50smtx . I will not sell it.
Pier

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Re: General hi-t 10x50, 10.5x70 , 15x70 new [Re: GLR GROUP]
      #823326 - 02/13/06 03:34 PM

Thank you Pier for your interesting report! These binoculars sure look great, don't they? Good to hear they also seem to perform well.

What strikes me is how in both the 50 mm series and in the 70 mm series, the lower-power models have much taller eyepieces than the higher-power models. Makes sense of course, I just hadn't noticed this like that.

Do you have AFOV specs on the individual models?

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Re: General hi-t 10x50, 10.5x70 , 15x70 new [Re: Mark9473]
      #823680 - 02/13/06 07:24 PM

Pier - I've only owned my Ultima 9x63 for 3 months, but as you mentioned, it's an excellent binocular. The optics are superb and despite its size, it is lightweight and comfortable to hold.

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Re: General hi-t 10x50, 10.5x70 , 15x70 new [Re: ]
      #973792 - 05/26/06 09:30 PM

This General Hi-T is an interesting preview of (I think what will turn out to be the same make) the new Ultra 15x70 from Oberwerk and the William Optic 7x50 that I have.

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Re: General hi-t 10x50, 10.5x70 , 15x70 new [Re: EdZ]
      #973920 - 05/26/06 11:19 PM

Ed,

I agree with you that these are similar to the Oberwerk Ultra series. After the quick look I got at NEAF at RC's pair, I think we're going to like them.

I've noticed the same thing that Mark did. For each size objective there are two versions, a low power and a high power. I'm sure that there are only two eyepeices for this series, one with ~23mm er and the other with ~ 16mm er. I suppose these are "flatter field" ep's like Fujinon uses. This pattern seen with the 7x50 / 10x50 and the 10.5x70 / 15x70 seems to hold for the promised 85mm and 110mm versions also.

Sounds like interesting times ahead.

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