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Games of the Really Big Binoculars—A general impression of the new Sky Rover 150ed binocluars

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#1 range88

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 05:37 AM

On 5/10-5/12, the 2019's first Yangtze River Delta Binculars Party features 3 RBBs on the same ground:

New Sky Rover 150ed binoculars on the fork, the behemoth DKD 8 inch carbon fiber binoscpes on the AZEQ 6, and the 130 apo EMS binoscopes on the Vinten Vision 30.

These includes achromat, ed and apo optics on different mountings. I have a day and a half night to compare the three, here are my breif conclusion.

 

General impression:

The 130 apo bino has the best optics but long and heavy(F7, 20KG more) and a hassle to use with people of different ipd.

The DKD 8 has the best light grasp but achrmatic optics are useless in daytime, and the scope is a behemoth.

The SR 150 is the most balanced and a pleasure to use with its hassle free traditional ipd adjustment and solid, waterproff casing.

 

Under day light:

SR 150:

1.distinct 3D effect

2.lateral color very well controlled

3.accept the largest fs eyepieces without vigetting

4.bright vivid images

 

DKD 8:

NO GOOD

 

130 apo bino:

1.crisp image

2.no color

3.very long focus travel, means nearly all eps will focus and you can focus on very near objects

 

Night time:

SR 150:

1.clean and crisp image

2.bright without clipping or fingernail

3.stars good but not perfect

 

DKD 8:

1.brightest, resolves more stars in a globular

2.whitish image due to poor light baffling

3.dirty image due to poor color control

 

130 apo bino:

1. best stars, finest and most vivid

2. a bit dim image

 

The SR 150ed, imho, is much better opticallly than the Fujinon 150ed, and much more fun to play with. It's best for a person who wants a solid,balanced big binocular kit and not so obessed with best optics. For one who wants even better optics or more versatality, 150sd, or a DIY project may be their cure.

 

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#2 Fluorine Zhu

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 07:38 AM

Thanks to Mr Beilv G-Cup Zhao for sharing this vivid description.




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