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New "ED" Binocular line from Orion

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#1 bigj4708

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:20 PM

Hi guys and gals,

 

I have some Orion Giantview ED 16x80's on the way from Orion. I have not seen any reviews anywhere on them and wanted to give them a try. If they are terrible I can send them back but this sounds like a nice price to performance ratio if they really use low dispersion glass. I'll make sure and update this after I get first light out of them. 


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 11:04 PM

And center focus too, with long eye relief. Sounds promising...



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Posted 13 July 2018 - 01:30 AM

Look forward to your first light report with these new bins. Hope you will enjoy them!



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Posted 13 July 2018 - 07:49 AM

4 degrees by 16x .... 64apparent.   Nice.

With an 80mm objective, the ED should help at the field edges.



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Posted 13 July 2018 - 01:53 PM

Hi guys and gals,

 

I have some Orion Giantview ED 16x80's on the way from Orion. I have not seen any reviews anywhere on them and wanted to give them a try. If they are terrible I can send them back but this sounds like a nice price to performance ratio if they really use low dispersion glass. I'll make sure and update this after I get first light out of them. 

The prisms look a little undersized for 80mm binoculars.  They may not operate at a full 80mm.  This reminds me of the objective:prism proportions of the Oberwerk 15x70 LWs.  Those, likewise, operate at a bit less than stated aperture due to the undersized prisms. 

 

Best,

 

Jim


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 04:34 PM

I'll make sure and do a clear aperture test with one of my lasers after they come in. Hopefully they are at least 14 x 72 or so? We shall see.


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 04:39 PM

I'll make sure and do a clear aperture test with one of my lasers after they come in. Hopefully they are at least 14 x 72 or so? We shall see.

My guess is that they'll be less vignetted than that.  Very interested in your assessment.  Thanks for being an early adopter for the rest of us!

 

- Jim


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 04:48 PM

350$ ED and CF? ... good price and mechanics to try a eyepiece modification ...


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Posted 14 July 2018 - 07:04 PM

These should surpass my Vixens in every way.  Tempting to try them.  Will be interested in your report .



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Posted Today, 12:23 AM

Well I did call Orion today to find out the dimensions of the product and to double check what type of case/carrier they came with. Agent on the phone verified that they came is a soft carrying case which I'm OK with. I'd rather they spend the extra 20 bucks or whatever on optics. He did also verify that they were O-ring sealed and Nitrogen purged. Woohoo! I did send an email to support with several questions:

 

 

Hello,

 

I have a few questions about this new binocular. I am having a hard time finding some detailed information about the construction of the binoculars.

 

What is the total light transmission through the binocular?

 

What is the clear aperture of the objective?

 

What type of glass is used to make up the objectives?

 

Is it purged with nitrogen or argon and / or O ring sealed?

 

What eyepiece design is used in to binocular e.g. erfle, plossl etc and what is it's field stop and diameter.

 

Thank you so much for any info you can give me!

 

 

We shall see what information if any they are willing to release to me.



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Posted Today, 12:24 AM

Dimensions: 12 x 8.5 x 4 inches.

 

Looks like I may have to invest in a pelican case for these. (or a comparable competitor)




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