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#26 Rich V.

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Posted 14 July 2021 - 08:07 PM

Assuming the 2 binoculars are in perfect condition and each costs $ 10.

Which of the 2 models would you choose to have it in the car to carry out "with daylight", quick observations from the distance of highway signs and see wide landscapes from the car.

 

I am looking for a binocular that is small and when I put it in front of my eyes, it has a fast focus and a very pleasant view.

I appreciate your recommendations

I don't know a thing about the KOMZ but the 7x26 is a great performing little binocular.  I've had my early version Custom Compact since 1971.  You do have to be gentle with the objective ends, though, as they are attached to the focuser bridge, not the eyepieces.  For $10. it's a steal.

 

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#27 ov1vas

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Posted 14 July 2021 - 09:02 PM

Hello, thank you very much for the quick response
I am struck by the 2 binoculars.

 

This is a link of the KOMZ БШЦ2 6x24 (11.5 *)
This komz has very bright and clear views
https://www.youtube....h?v=DhpOHgWFahg


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#28 Rich V.

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Posted 14 July 2021 - 11:13 PM

Wow, those KOMZ look really nice; a classic Porro rather than a reverse like the CC.  I'd like to look through one sometime.  Build looks sturdy but they appear larger, too.  KOMZ has a wide angle design rather than the CC's narrowish 50° AFOV.  

 

Is it one or the other or can you get both for $20.?   laugh.gif


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#29 WALL.E

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Posted 15 July 2021 - 08:46 AM

Hello friend,

 

If you can get both these binoculars, and if they are fully functional for $20.00?.......

Don't waste a precious second!

 

And if they are truly usable when you receive them....

I would get "religious" rather fast if I were you.

 

Just a feeling.

 

Eric


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#30 pat in los angeles basin

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Posted 15 July 2021 - 10:53 AM

Buy them both if you have the cash to blow... Both should be good choices, together, they'd be a great buy (even if they end up being parts only) .   Pat



#31 Profguy

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Posted 15 July 2021 - 04:25 PM

I am awaiting the arrival of my 3rd Custom Compact, the 6x25 version. Looks like it might have some fungus or coating damage, but for $23 it’s worth taking a chance! Get the Bushnell , for sure.



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Posted 24 July 2021 - 03:55 PM

Hello everybody.
This week I went to check the 2 binoculars.
1) KOMZ БШЦ2 6x24 (11.5 *) Bak4 - Made in Russia 1975
2) Bushnell Custom Compact 7x26 (7 *) Bak4 - Made in Japan 1976

 

The KOMZ БШЦ2 6x24 (11.5 *) Bak4 binocular was out of focus, its optics had internal fungi and when I saw with these binoculars I did not like the yellowish color of its optics.
But I could see that for a 6x24 binocular its lens was very bright and sharp.

 

I ended up buying the Bushnell Custom Compact 7x26 (7 *) Bak4 for just $ 8.

The Bushnell is incredibly and perfectly preserved, I can't believe how lucky I am.

 

My impressions are very similar to the others, it is an excellent quality lens, very bright, detailed views. When seeing the white clouds, a difference in color is evident (not 100% white) which is due to the type of Multicoated-coated of those years (violet color).

When comparing the colors with the Meopta MeoSport 8X25, the Meopta undoubtedly wins in more realistic colors.

 

Even so, from now on The Bushnell will be my Binocular with more daily use for its easy handling, and excellent optics.

 

Please, can someone help me to identify which is the year of manufacture, says Made in Japan BL R07027.
Thank you all.

 

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#33 Profguy

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Posted 24 July 2021 - 04:26 PM

I received my Custom Compacts that I thought might have fungus or coating damage. It was only finger prints, which cleans right off. I was lucky also! Enjoy them - they are special binos!

 

Gary


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