What Is Your Favorite Hand Held Binocular?
Posted 23 June 2006 - 08:02 PM
Interesting choice, Magellanico. That's a heavy bino!
IMO, not so much. It is lighter than Nikon 18x70 and Fuji 16x70, you will never worry about collimation and have a very good field up to 90 or 95%.
Clear skies to all,
Posted 24 June 2006 - 07:29 AM
For overall use it would be the Leica Duovid 8+12x42. It gives me 8, 10, and 12x.
Luckily, we have no such limitations.
Posted 24 June 2006 - 03:23 PM
A few nights ago after first seeing Omega Centauri later I went after about a dozen Messier objects, and they all looked pretty good given the magnification and the observing location. But I have just got to get myself in gear and get new eyeglasses that better correct my astigmatism (and that also are anti-reflection coated, which my current astronomy eyeglasses are not)!
Now, if I could pick any binocular (and afford it) for handheld astronomy use -- I don't know the answer to that.
Posted 24 June 2006 - 03:45 PM
In 1947, I was 11 years old, we had this famous binocular store(BrownScope) in NYC that featured Zeiss-Jena binoculars...like a hundred of them, or so it seemed to me!
I use to go there every other day and drool over the 15x60 . The store owner would let me look out the window down at the city with those monsters! I don't remember, but back in 1947, I'll bet that they must have cost at least $500!
Life was good in those days!
Bob in NM
Posted 24 June 2006 - 03:53 PM
Posted 24 June 2006 - 06:41 PM
Of course, Kevin is related to Superman on his mother's side and has this "thing" about kryptonite.
Posted 24 June 2006 - 08:14 PM
. Is the 16x70 my favorite handheld? Not at all. Would it be a choice if I could own only one? You bet.
I'll second that.
Posted 24 June 2006 - 08:46 PM
Posted 25 June 2006 - 03:07 AM