$400 Budget What do you recomend?
Posted 18 July 2004 - 12:04 PM
I just found this site, and think it is great! You all have done agreat job.
I recently gave my brother my aging 4.5 reflector, mirrors were geting bad and kept the eyepieces for just in case. I have always used my Nikon 10x50 Lookout IV's for stargazing; now I am looking for something better. I was initially thinking of a small scope, the local Fry's had an ETX 125 for $475-no tripod, which was another $200
So now I am looking at getting a pair of Big Bino's.I heare Celestron and Oberwerk,and Fuji's. My budget is a strict $400 for the Bino's.
Any help in this matter would be Greatly Appreciated.
I have a Bogan 2001 Pro Tripod and Pistol Ball Head that has worked great so far, I know I will have to change this, hence the budget.
Thanks in advance,
Posted 18 July 2004 - 12:13 PM
Posted 18 July 2004 - 01:53 PM
I read that a Ranger or Pronto could be had used for a good price. I would like to find one of those too. (off topic sorry)
Posted 18 July 2004 - 02:44 PM
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Posted 18 July 2004 - 05:37 PM
Must say one wouldn't look out of place in my back yard
( nor indeed IN my house --the way things are looking recently ! )
Good luck Jeff whatever you decide upon -- but think about it all carefully first !
Regards and clear skies -- Kenny
Posted 18 July 2004 - 06:42 PM
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Posted 19 July 2004 - 05:42 AM
Of the Big Binos, which is prefered more?
I see the Apogees have a filter system in them, Gimmick?
Depends on which size. No body has the market cornered in every size.
Gimmick? I think so. You get what you pay for.
Posted 19 July 2004 - 07:23 AM
I did look at the Dob mentioned earlier; it is still $400 for that- I did not see where it was for $299.00....
Thought I'd help you find the July special price:
Maybe go for the Dob and save up for binos?
Good luck desciding.
Posted 19 July 2004 - 05:11 PM
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Posted 20 July 2004 - 12:23 AM
It is crazy!
Posted 20 July 2004 - 01:32 AM
Posted 20 July 2004 - 10:38 AM
Since it is probably to far to drive, Dale, from the link posted above, is a great guy to deal with and I believe the scope is drop shipped from Hardin.
Posted 20 July 2004 - 11:28 AM
Thanks for all the tips. Looking forward to Big Binoculars.
Posted 20 July 2004 - 12:45 PM
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