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stargazerfrank
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Parks 15x80 anybody have them?
      #5531331 - 11/20/12 11:39 PM

anybody have or had a look through Parks 15x80 made in Japan how good are they?

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Re: Parks 15x80 anybody have them? new [Re: stargazerfrank]
      #5532226 - 11/21/12 12:58 PM

What I recall from previous discussions is that they're a 1980's product at prices typical for that era, but not up to date and now hugely overpriced. I would love for you to buy them and prove me wrong though!

I would probably pick these as a budget choice: Garrett® Gemini 15x70 WP-CF Mk II
or else these have had very good comments on this forum: Garrett® Signature 15x70 HD-WP which are very close to the reference standard in this class: the Fujinon® Polaris 16x70 FMT-SX.


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stargazerfrank
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Re: Parks 15x80 anybody have them? new [Re: Mark9473]
      #5532540 - 11/21/12 03:55 PM

I got a mint pair for 200 coming next week I hope they good as advertised.

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Re: Parks 15x80 anybody have them? new [Re: stargazerfrank]
      #5533335 - 11/22/12 03:25 AM

For that excellent price I'm sure you will be very pleased. I used a Swift Satellite 20x80, also Japanese made, for many years and always was very pleased with them, and they weren't even fully multicoated. Be sure to give us your detailed impressions once you've used them.

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Re: Parks 15x80 anybody have them? new [Re: Mark9473]
      #5533629 - 11/22/12 09:54 AM

Stargazerfrank, my first big binocular was a Beck 15 x 80; I still have it and continue to be amazed by what it shows, even in 'iffy' skies. Your pleasure is guaranteed!

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