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Posted 23 June 2007 - 10:33 PM
Well Debbie like Binos I got some old celestron 11x80 a while back from Murphys garage sale. $40 and they are really awsome Last week we finaly found a charlie funk mount used $175 and today I found a set of oberwerks 20X80 Giants $100 So now I like binoculars to!! $315 for the whole mess but wow they work well
Posted 23 June 2007 - 11:37 PM
Great deals on some nice binos. The old Celestrons are made in Japan. I had a Meade 20x80 made by the same source as the Celestron, it even came with a Celestron catalog. The only difference between the 11x80 and 20x80 is the eyepieces. I found it to be pretty sharp with a larger "sweet spot" than the giant binos coming out of China today.
I cut my astronomical teeth on giant binos (15x70,20x80,22x85,25x100), and I still have a fondness for them. There is nothing like twin 4" RFT's on your eyeballs to cruise the summer Milky Way.
Regards and clear skies,
PS - I have your magazines ready to ship out but PayPal won't let me print a shipping label until your elec-check clears....that stinks, cause I would mail it first thing monday if it let me, regardless of "clearance".
Posted 24 June 2007 - 12:47 AM
Those early Giants were allegedly made by Vixen. I have an 11x80 myself. Great binoculars.