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Adubon Equinox 10x42 HP binos - thoughts?

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#1 vkhastro1

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 08:23 AM

Recently I tried a pair of older binoculars (from ~ 2005).

I was quite impressed with the views.

It was the Adubon Equinox 10x42 HP binocular.

Made in China, HP meaning High Performance.

 

A little info was gained from the Internet.

FOV 6°

eye relief 16mm

Bak-4 prisms

fully multi-coated with phase coatings

 

Very little information/ feedback here on CN.

Most info was on the Bird Forums but was minimal at best.

 

Any user info would be appreciated.

 

 

 


Edited by vkhastro1, 19 January 2019 - 09:09 AM.


#2 Corona Non Grata

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 08:55 AM

They were considered good at the time. Definitely marketed towards the birder crowd. Name was HP not HD, inexpensive HD was rare at the time.

 

https://web.archive....equinox_hp.html

 

Audubon was a brand of Sheltered Wings, the entity behind the now gone Eagle Optics and Vortex among other things.



#3 vkhastro1

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 09:11 AM

I appreciate the HP correction and link - edited my post - thanks.



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Posted 19 January 2019 - 01:26 PM

 I have a pair of those binos. They are well made and have sharp optics. They compared favorably with the Eagle Optics 10x42 which have lots of fans.  I use the Audubon binos for birdwatching and daylight use but I found them to be a bit dim for my eyes in stargazing so I use a pair of Nikon AE 10x50 for my astronomical work.


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