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Zhumell 20x80. On sale.

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#1 NeoDinian

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 07:09 PM

Ok, I'm seeing these at Telescopes.com for only 69.00... Regular price elsewhere is 139.00...

Are these OK?

I know Zhumell offers a great 25 year No-Fault warranty, which I think makes these a no brainer, but I still would like other peoples opinions...

Anyone?

#2 hallelujah

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 07:30 PM

At that price I would give them a try. :grin:

http://www.zhumell.com/warranty.html

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 08:13 PM

I have been looking for a decent pair of 20x80's here and on the bay. Thanks for the heads up on this. I just ordered a pair. They will be here on Wednesday since they also have free shipping and for some reason I got free second day air. Go figure. But for $69 bucks you cannot go wrong since Zhumell has a really good warranty.

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 08:35 PM

Do me a favor and send me a PM, or post a review when you get them... I'll be putting these on my xmas list...

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 10:02 PM

But for $69 bucks you cannot go wrong



Well, for a 20x80?, if you don't put your expectations too high, then maybe you won't consider anything that goes wrong really too wrong. But this is precariously close to expecting something for nothing.

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 11:50 PM

Those binoculars are Identicle to my Barskas same focuser, same front cell. I dont know if the coatings are different but the 20x80s that I have really do a nice job on DSOs for a budget priced binocular. Side by side comparison the image quality is the same. I was able to compare the 2 about 2 weeks ago.

#7 Dennis Menace

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 06:33 AM

Darn, I paid $139 + shipping for mine! :mad:

They are o.k. for the money. They are not very rigidly aligned, and take some pampering to keep them aligned.

Opticsplanet.com has 20x100mm Astrovue Binoculars for $139 including tax and shipping if you prefer 5mm exit pupil to 4mm.

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 06:56 AM

This binocular is another version that appears identical to the Anttler Optic Sky Sweeper 20x80 that I reviewed a few years ago. Some of the advertised specifications are not what you get in the delivered product.

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 08:49 AM

I have to admit, that I was tempted to try these. A 20x80 delivered for $69, what a deal :smirk:. But on second thought, I think that I'll take edz advice and pass on these.

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 08:52 AM

what about their 25x100? Are they the same as the GO or Oberwerk 25x100 IF, or just some imitators? It is only $250 though.

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 10:30 AM

For $69.00 I ordered a pair. they have to be better than the 10 x 50 clunker I've been using for years.

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 01:56 PM

The ones I ordered is supposed to arrive tomorrow. I will let everyone know how they look and some quick info on the viewing and collimation.

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 08:17 AM

The ones I ordered is supposed to arrive tomorrow. I will let everyone know how they look and some quick info on the viewing and collimation.

Chris


Mine are arriving Friday.......I hope it's clear this weekend.

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 11:43 AM

I very nearly pulled the trigger on these, but decided my 15x70's would suffice -- I like to work tripod-free. I can manage this acceptably with the 15x70s, at 3 pounds. Altho the 20x80s are only 1.4pounds more, adding that weight and an extra 5x, I think I'm better off staying with the 15x70.

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 12:01 PM

I am interested to hear your experience. Man that is amazingly cheap!!!!

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 12:19 PM

They have arrived, just unboxed them and took a quick glance through them and the views are quite nice. So nice in fact I am ordering another pair just to have. Hey, $69.00 is a steal for these, I do not care what anybody says...........
Over the weekend I will write up a reveiw of them as I will have the time to really use them etc....

Chris

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 01:58 PM

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#18 OvidiuDanut

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 03:05 PM

Just ordered 3 pairs:))

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 05:42 PM

don't realy need them but could not resist ordered a pair also for that price, john

#20 Dennis Menace

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 06:40 PM

One of you guys send me the empty box...I want to smell that new binocular smell... :D

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 12:54 PM

Chris,

I look forward to your report. I am waiting on mine.

There are 70 reviews on their website with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. They have to be fairly decent.


They have arrived, just unboxed them and took a quick glance through them and the views are quite nice. So nice in fact I am ordering another pair just to have. Hey, $69.00 is a steal for these, I do not care what anybody says...........
Over the weekend I will write up a reveiw of them as I will have the time to really use them etc....

Chris

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 01:01 PM

There are 70 reviews on their website with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. They have to be fairly decent.



Most of them are not reviews. They are "I love my xxx, they are the best ever" They really don't tell you anything.

Just a thought.

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 02:24 PM

FYI, www.telescopes.com and www.binoculars.com appear to be the same company.

Taking a peek at www.resellerratings.com reveals some recent negative customer feedback.

http://www.resellerr...tore/Telescopes
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http://www.resellerr...tore/binoculars

I personally chose not to make a purchase from this company due to the feedback, ultra low prices and the risk of poor quality control. I'd love to hear points to the contrary.

just my $.02.

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 06:14 PM

OK. Review may be to strong a word. Customer's impressions may be more appropriate. Nonetheless, if that many people seem to be happy with them, I'm willing to give them a shot.

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 07:00 PM

You know , I can still remember the very first time I saw the name Zhumell -- and my admittedly spontaneous , frivolous decision to publicly remark upon the audio similarity between the words Zhumell and Zoom Hell .

Now I'm beginning to wonder if I really was , with hindsight , as rash and mistaken as I remember being made to feel at that time , or if , by some miracle , that instinctive response was somehow inspired ?

Kenny


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