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Scanning4Comets
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New technology to replace binoculars forever !!!
      #5982341 - 07/21/13 01:53 AM

ZOOMIES

My better half told me about these and she asked me how they would be. Well, at $14.95 a pop, they will never replace a good pair of binoculars and will have plastic lenses and be junk. I got a good laugh, and wanted to give you all a good chuckle as well,

Cheers,


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KennyJ
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Re: New technology to replace binoculars forever !!! new [Re: Scanning4Comets]
      #5982433 - 07/21/13 05:00 AM

I wonder if the "Free Gift" is compact binoculars?

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Scanning4Comets
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Re: New technology to replace binoculars forever !!! new [Re: KennyJ]
      #5982435 - 07/21/13 05:02 AM



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Albie
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Re: New technology to replace binoculars forever !!! new [Re: Scanning4Comets]
      #5982865 - 07/21/13 11:50 AM

I wonder if you can play soccer with them on?

Binocular soccer


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GlennLeDrew
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Re: New technology to replace binoculars forever !!! new [Re: Albie]
      #5983183 - 07/21/13 03:16 PM

These must be simple Galilean systems, which at up to 3X might deliver a true field of perhaps 10-15 degrees (this depends on how closely the eye can be placed to the eyepiece. I strongly suspect plastic lenses.

But the price makes them certainly attractive to the less discriminating. After all, at my local astro shop there are somewhat similar (but much more elegant looking) Eschenbach MaxTV bands-free binos, which sell for near $200 (!!). And even these German things--being cometely moulded plastic--are not at all impressive optically.

I could cobble up something from lenses in my junk pile which would perform better.


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Scanning4Comets
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Re: New technology to replace binoculars forever !!! new [Re: GlennLeDrew]
      #5984084 - 07/22/13 07:28 AM

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I wonder if you can play soccer with them on?

Binocular soccer






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