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Barska 12-36 70mm

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 04:49 PM

I found these for $90. I don't plan to use them for stargazing in particular; mostly daytime viewing. Are they any good for the money or is there something in the same price range that might be better?

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 05:14 PM

http://opticsplanet....k-12-36x70.html

These have better coatings. I think they're worth considering.

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 08:43 PM

zooms in this price range tend to never stay in collimation ,optics not to good,focus is a problem also with both eyepieces never staying in focus, tunnel vision,stay with a fixed power regards john cota

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 09:34 PM

If they're like the 15X70's, the oberwerks had better coatings and light control. I tried them side by side. The Barskas do make good inexpensive bino's, so I would not dis on them too badly. If they get busted or stolen you don't feel quite so bad. :)

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 10:16 PM

If you like high power large objective binos and plan to use a tripod I'd recommend getting the 20X80 LW. Sharp optics and wide 70 deg FOV for under $200. $100 price difference is not much more than the cost of an average dinner for two and it's quickly forgotten. You'll appreciate good quality optics everytime you use them.

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