Steiner 7x50 Commander V
Posted 24 June 2006 - 10:32 AM
Posted 24 June 2006 - 10:53 AM
Posted 25 June 2006 - 01:50 AM
I looked into the FUJI and the NIKON 7x50s several years ago, and I decided on the FUJI. Yes, it is a bit heavy, but, with my bad back, ironically, this actually helps me to hold them steadily. I have not regretted my choice.
Now the Oberwerk 8x56 has too much eye relief for me, but the FUJI is quite right, and I don't use my perscription glasses with it. Interesting, isn't it?
At any rate, good luck in your search. The Steiner seems too expensive for what you would gain just for astronomy--my opinion only.
Posted 25 June 2006 - 07:32 AM
Many thanks !
Posted 25 June 2006 - 09:22 AM
Posted 26 June 2006 - 03:00 AM
Don't get me wrong; the Steiners are fine instruments. Simply put, what I meant was that the Steiner vs. FUJI and OTHERS, PER SPECIFICATION, seems overpriced to me for astronomical observations ONLY!
However, with your opportunity at about 75% would, IMO, be a good consideration for you. Again, as mentioned so oft before in these lists, try to field test the various units at a local shop if at all possible.