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What's available over 100mm, under $1000?

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#1 Glassthrower

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 10:01 PM

All this talk of big Fuji 25X150mm binocs has injected with another case of apeture fever. Without breaking the bank, what's available on the market that is larger than 100mm, but under $1000?

Or, is there something higher than 25-power in a 80-100mm size, again without going over $1000?

All of my Googling on this has resulted in binocs that are well in excess of $1000. Preferably I would like to find something around $500....is this a pipe-dream?

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 01:06 AM

Hi Mike-
I'm looking as well. Something in the 40x125 range under a grand would be perfect. I'm gonna start bugging Orion to add it to their Explorer series. :grin:
In the meantime, I'm very happy with their 30x80 MegaViews that were $499. My first impressions are in the bino Mini-Reviews link.

Saber

Ready to tackle the Herschel 400?
http://www.geocities...rpx/SGH400.html

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 03:17 AM

try to apporach a 2nd hand bino....or even 3rd hand:)

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 07:12 AM

There are plenty of bins that are less than $1000 with 100mm of aperture...but greater than 100mm? Nothing comes to mind. Keep an eye on Ebay or Astromart. You might find something in either of those locations for that price.

#5 Joe Ogiba

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 07:25 AM

The only binoculars over 100mm for under $1000 I have seen were used 20x120 Nikon's that sold for $338.34 on ebay.

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 08:37 AM

Yep. Same here.

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 02:54 PM

and they are very nice....... Getting ready to send them to probably Baker Marine for a $350 professional cleaning, and then they will be almost as good as new for $700 and change. They of course could, and likely should have been $400 of scrap metal, and busted prisms.

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 03:36 PM

Judging by the pictures I saw of them, they looked pretty banged up...but the guts of the bins could have been fine. And I guess they were.


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