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Posted 22 July 2004 - 05:11 PM

Narrowed the field down to a couple of binoculars.

12X50 Orion Scenix
10X50 Obies
9X60 Obies
12X60 Obies
11X70 Obies

I was about ready to let the trigger rip for the 11X70's but I got concerned about size. The reviews sound like they are not to bad. I will be observing with my elbows supported.. would this be good enough to hold them steady (enough)?

Thanks guys!

#2 KennyJ

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 05:58 PM

Tom ,

From your short -list , for hand -held use ,my hunch would be to go for the 10 x 50s.

Regards -- Kenny.

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 08:43 PM

I agree with Kenny. I would go for the 10x50 binos. Definitely.

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 09:24 PM

Hey guys thanks for the info, this is definitely the equipment field I know little about, so you don't think i will regret only having 50mm aperture? Or is the real concern just the weight? I just feel that it will be a waste spending the dough and regretting not getting a little more aperture, way back in the day I had a pair of 9X63 Orions, they weren't to heavy at all but I can't even remember what they weighed?

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 10:12 PM

So what do these weigh?

I can handhold 2# to 2 1/4#, and 8x or 10x easily and 12x braced.

I cannot hold 3# or 15x at all. I cannot hold 10x70s at 4#12oz.

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 10:19 PM

The 9x63's weighed 2lbs 10oz
The 11X70 obies weigh 3lbs 1 oz.

If the 11X70's can't be handheld would I be better off going with a 9x60 obie for aperture or a 10x50 for magnification?

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 10:52 PM

If the 11X70's aren't hand holdable maybe I will just get the 20X80 LW and build a bino chair...

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 10:56 PM

Before chosing a 9x60, check your eye pupils to make sure you can utilize the entire exit pupil. If your eyes don't get any larger than 6mm, then your eyes would effectively reduce the 9x60s to 9x54.

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