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Under Dark Skies? Put on your "Night Glasses"

Jan 06 2010 06:31 AM | Jay_Bird in 50-60mm Binoculars

A binocular with a large exit pupil, traditionally 7mm or even a bit larger, intended to fill the fully-dilated dark-adapted eye of the observer, may be called a "night glass". Such a large, 7mm exit pupil is

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Garrett Optical 15x70 Signature Series Binoculars

Jan 06 2010 09:01 AM | Lujo in 70mm Binoculars

Coatings looked impeccable and oculars were in perfect shape. Something I can’t say for the pair of

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Burgess Optical 25x100 Binoculars

Jan 05 2010 08:24 AM | aa5te in 100mm and Larger Binoculars

The case that the Burgess pair came with is vinyl/pleather covered with a combo zipper/velcro closure and has some padding and stiffness. You wouldn't want to drop them while they're in this case, but it's good for

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Tasco 7x35 Binocular

Dec 28 2009 06:36 AM | Guest in Under 50mm

The coatings on the objective and eyepiece lenses show a subtle bluish purple hue. The objective lenses are recessed 9mm from the front ends of the barrels. This might help as light baffles. The inter-pupilary distance can be

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Celestron 20x80 Binoculars

Dec 28 2009 07:30 AM | pogobbler in 80mm - 90mm Binoculars

The binoculars arrived well packed and I was impressed by the size and quality of the case that came with them. I wouldn't toss it in a lake or run over it with a truck, but

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Simmons Redline 10x50 Binoculars WA Model 801302

Dec 28 2009 10:53 AM | Patricko in 50-60mm Binoculars

Handheld low-power binoculars are the ultimate grab and go tool for any serious stargazer. Jogging back almost 4 years ago my

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Pentax PCF Binocular Lineup

Dec 29 2009 07:32 AM | highdesertsky in 50-60mm Binoculars

This is a review of the suitability of these binoculars for astronomy purposes, as well as for daytime viewing. These are all reasonably priced porro-prism glasses, rugged, fairly ergonomic (more on that later)

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Celestron Ultima DX 9x63 Binoculars

Dec 23 2009 09:03 AM | Lujo in 50-60mm Binoculars

Desiring a binocular that would be good for handheld astronomical observation and for "owling" at dusk, I chose the Celestron 9x63 Ultima Binoculars at just over

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Garrett Optical 20x90 WP Binoculars

Dec 22 2009 06:45 AM | Guest in 80mm - 90mm Binoculars

The binoculars arrived very well packed in their foam lined case inside a box with bubble wrap and packing peanuts. Questions and correspondence with Garrett Optical were

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Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15x70 Binoculars

Dec 22 2009 11:40 AM | nebulizer982 in 70mm Binoculars

There are two models often used in astronomy, roof prisms or Porro prisms binoculars. Roof prisms are more modern and have a

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Canon 15x50 IS Binoculars

Dec 21 2009 10:45 AM | dtc in 50-60mm Binoculars

To me the remarkable thing about IS is during terrestrial use, you can ‘read’ through the binoculars. If you look through binoculars at a license plate on a moving car, for example, the image is shaky, but with IS on, you can

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Celestron SkyMaster 25x100 Binoculars

Dec 18 2009 08:00 AM | nayan in 100mm and Larger Binoculars

Celestron shipped me the product in a Nylon bag with a decent cushioned support. Though I was expecting sturdier bag like Zhumell 25x100 case but unfortunately it came out in a Nylon bag. Overall binocular looks good and has a decent

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Author name: Nayan Chakravarty
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KonusVue 20x80 Binoculars

Dec 18 2009 09:10 AM | Aynesa in 80mm - 90mm Binoculars

I purchased the KonusVue 20x80 binoculars about 6 months ago on a whim and with very little research done. I wanted something lightweight, very portable that I could

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AV Brand (Visioneer made) 20x80 Wide-Angle Binoculars

Dec 17 2009 09:38 AM | mgwynn in 80mm - 90mm Binoculars

I'm fairly new to astronomy, but 15+ years as an avid amateur photographer possibly earns me a little bit of optics street cred

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Tasco 10x50 Binoculars

Dec 17 2009 10:16 AM | vrosario7 in 50-60mm Binoculars

It was only until I was out on a very clear night sometime in the first week of December, when I discovered that this "cheap" pair of binoculars that I purchased as Wal-Mart

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Konus 20x80 Binoculars

Dec 17 2009 11:35 AM | JGass in 80mm - 90mm Binoculars

As you'd expect, these are a tad heavy for handheld use, and the 20x magnification makes it a challenge to get a steady view that way, in any case. But, while a standard

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Tasco Zip 7x50 Binoculars

Dec 16 2009 10:33 AM | zachattic in 50-60mm Binoculars

Please, keep in mind I am not a pro. My measurements and eye relief specs are just estimates. I bought these on ebay for 12 bucks. Black vinyl pebble finish

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Nikon Action Extreme 10x50 Bionculars

Dec 14 2009 06:39 AM | zangler in 50-60mm Binoculars

I am extremely familiar with Nikon cameras and lenses, but had never used their binoculars before. Once I decided how much aperture I wanted and at what power, I was able to pull the trigger on some Nikon 10x50 Action (NOT Action Extreme) binoculars

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Apogee 25x100 Binoculars

Dec 14 2009 07:56 AM | aa5te in 100mm and Larger Binoculars

The case that they arrived in is a combo zipper/Velcro closure and has some padding and stiffness. You wouldn't want to drop them while they're in this case, but it's good for transporting them for short distances and it

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ZHUMELL TACHYON 25 x100 Astronomical Binoculars with Heavy Duty Tripod

Dec 08 2009 07:14 AM | BDUBU in 100mm and Larger Binoculars

Being that I am rather new to this hobby, I wanted to get a pair of large binoculars without breaking the bank to re-familiarize myself with the sky before spending big money on a scope

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Leica 10x50 Ultravid HD Binoculars

Dec 08 2009 10:05 AM | Roland_UK in 50-60mm Binoculars

So recently I purchased some Roof Prism Leica Ultravid HD 10x50s. I thought I had better complete my binocular collection with a Leica.

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Garrett Gemini 20x80 UL

Sep 25 2008 01:36 AM | chgomonitor in 80mm - 90mm Binoculars

Gemini 20x80 UL Binoculars

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Owl Eyes 2.3 x 40 Binoculars

May 27 2008 04:21 AM | Aaron McNeely in Under 50mm

I had long been a fan of naked eye and binocular observation of the sky, and these binoculars provided a unique observing experience

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Kowa XD44 Binoculars

Feb 25 2008 04:24 AM | shiv sahni in Under 50mm

On the optical front the binocular delivers everything that Kowa promises on paper. The image is bright with excellent contrast and seems razor

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Vixen Apex Pro 8x42 Binoculars

Mar 30 2007 03:53 AM | Mark9473 in Under 50mm

It has been many years since I last owned a binocular with AFOV this narrow. My workhorse binoculars in recent years have been 8.5x44 and 20x80 from Swift, both having a 70-deg AFOV.

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