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Posted 19 April 2004 - 07:05 AM

I'm near-sighted. Don't know how much...probably slight to moderate (my glasses aren't particularly thick). Will fixed-focus 7x35 or 7x50 binocs work okay on the stars without me wearing glasses? Or will they give me eyestrain as my eyes attempt to focus?

I'm hoping a low-power pair like Bushnell Permafocus will work for me for astro and long-distance daytime viewing. It'd be nice to have a cheap pair of astro binocs and never have to fiddle with the focus.

#2 lighttrap

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Posted 19 April 2004 - 08:08 AM

Stay completely away from fixed focus binoculars.

Mike Swaim

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Posted 19 April 2004 - 09:46 AM

YIKES! Fixed focused binos!?! I didn't even know there was such a thing. Ditto what Mike said!

#4 KennyJ

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Posted 19 April 2004 - 11:25 AM

Patrick,

Listen to the words of wisdom !

DO NOT BUY FIXED -FOCUS BINOS.

They are ALL a load of CR-P.

In fact , go the opposite way and look for binos with maximum diopter adjustment.

Regards , Kenny.

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Posted 19 April 2004 - 12:18 PM

Patrick,
Pentax offers fixed -focus adjustment on its PCF WP's.
Bye,
Ray A.


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