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madscientist
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Need info on bionoculars
      #5539284 - 11/25/12 07:17 PM

I was out shopping with wife and kid today at the mall and saw a deal for these binoculars

Simmons ProSport 12x 50mm Roof-Prism Waterproof/Fogproof Binoculars

I bought them for $35 since they seemed very well constructed. I looked them up before I bought them and only reviews I found were Amazon but no mention of usage for astronomy. Amazon sells them for much more than what I paid. Does anybody know if they will do well for astronomical purposes?


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frito
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Reged: 10/05/12

Loc: Fremont, CA
Re: Need info on bionoculars new [Re: madscientist]
      #5539303 - 11/25/12 07:31 PM

at 50mm they should do fairly well as long as the optics are good. my only experience with Simmons was a cheap rifle scope and it worked well enough for the price.

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Ed D
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Re: Need info on bionoculars new [Re: frito]
      #5539317 - 11/25/12 07:41 PM

They'll work just fine.

Ed D


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madscientist
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Re: Need info on bionoculars new [Re: Ed D]
      #5539334 - 11/25/12 07:53 PM

Thanks for the info. I won't be able to get out tonight and try them but I will describe my results as soon as I get to it.

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