Posted 03 August 2006 - 11:22 PM
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 -
Posted 04 August 2006 - 02:09 AM
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.
Posted 11 August 2006 - 10:20 PM
Posted 12 August 2006 - 08:10 AM
Posted 12 August 2006 - 08:19 AM
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...
Posted 14 September 2006 - 08:14 PM
Posted 14 September 2006 - 08:29 PM
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...