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#151 Art Fritzson

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 11:22 PM

Daryl,

No apologies necessary. You were reacting to a review that seemed quite credible but maybe was a bit less objective than it could be. I just got curious when he praised the 7x50 to see if he'd commented on those in a review - and then was able to figure out what probably happened.

OTOH his review may have been quite sincere. It just doesn't agree with the (albeit brief) experience I had with those binocs.

BTW, I think Zach Garrett may still have these and the 7x50s in stock here.

Good luck -

- Art

#152 darylf96

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 02:09 AM

Art:

Judging by your collection of binos and obvious knowledge of them, I doubt that you would need much time to render a verdict on the 10 x 50s you purchased. My first view of the Cygnus Milky Way with the 7 x 50s and then a look at a quarter moon convinced me that these were very high quality optics. The build quality is immediately apparent (except for the plug-in lens caps, which are a pain). I was able to buy the 7 x 50s from a source selling them with the APM Telescope, Germany, lable for $220, which I think is unreal given the quality. Thanks for the URL for Garrett. If I can't find my source again I will check his site. I am also interested in the big 20 x 85s at Stellarview, which sell for only $289 (Including a hard case!).. The problem is that I would thenineed to spend at least that for a suitable bino head to fit one of my tripods.

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#153 Jeff Blair

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 10:20 PM

Looks like a pair of the Oberwork version of these just came up on amart if anyone was interested

#154 mooreorless

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 08:10 AM

Jeff,John is a great guy,a lot of people have bought some very good binoculars and good buys from him.
Regards,Steve

#155 Glassthrower

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 08:19 AM

I don't recall seeing a binocular spark this kind of speculation and discussion during my time on CN. Over 3000 page views and 8 pages of replies.

Now, if only a vendor would offer the UO-Series 8 22x85IF or 20x110IF, then I could stop talking about these binos and buy one!

Clear dark Fuji-like skies...

MikeG

#156 oklahomabill

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 08:14 PM

Ordered my 15x70 Grizs Today... Now I really need to find a new home for the 22x Obies.

#157 Glassthrower

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 08:29 PM

Bill -

Be sure to share your impressions when they arrive. I'm sure they'll be put to good use under those rural Ok skies.

Clear dark skies...

MikeG


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