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#101 Alan French

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 09:27 AM

Oh. Now you're scaring me.

No worries. The "portable rope" is far too short. 


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#102 Don W

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 11:33 AM

I'm still hung up on the gyroscopic tripod. Is that battery powered or is there a pull string?


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Posted 29 July 2020 - 12:49 PM

I'm still hung up on the gyroscopic tripod. Is that battery powered or is there a pull string?

I consider that to be the must-see item.  

 

I should have taken a screen shot of the ad.  Because I am pretty sure I can get my money back by telling paypal or visa that there was no gyroscope as advertised.

 

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#104 gnowellsct

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 12:50 PM

well for folks who no absolutely nothing about telescopes and we all got dragged in from advertising along the line of amateur Astronomy and the instruments associated around the hobby.

call it curiosity well and truly killed the cat I bet you thay have sold a few

I do know better.  I just couldn't help it.


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#105 Ballyhoo

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 01:48 PM

117  5 star review guys!! Now who is skeptical????

 

edit,

 

Need to buck up and buy the whole lot to help the hungry:

 

"In order to promote this new technology and provide it to more people in need. We will sell 300 sets for $37.95/$49.95 and donate all proceeds to California Food Bank. "


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#106 Alan French

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 02:50 PM

I consider that to be the must-see item.  

 

I should have taken a screen shot of the ad.  Because I am pretty sure I can get my money back by telling paypal or visa that there was no gyroscope as advertised.

 

Greg N

I still get to the ad with the original link you posted, and it still mentions gyroscope: https://skortu.com/products/zoom

 

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 03:43 PM

Ships with a free pack of magic beans to plant in America garden.


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Posted 29 July 2020 - 04:40 PM

How is it possible to get such discount from USD $112.97 to USD $37.95?  Surely great bargain in all the America!  I got mine yesterday.  View of Pluto fantastic.


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#109 Freakshow

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 04:49 PM

Yes, but not 10 to 300x. 

 

Clear skies, Alan

 If you study the pictures, it has two different markings.  One has 300x at 2.1 FoV and the other has 30x at 2.1 FoV.  I am confident it is the same scope on Amazon.   My scam fb link is to ice pirate something and they are selling it for $80.


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#110 RichA

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 07:18 PM

These sell for $20 on Amazon.  Search "Mini 10-30x25 High Power Zoom Optical Monocular Telescopes for Bird Watching Hunting Hiking Outdoor"  there is a slightly different one for $30 -- "Aurosports 10-30x40 Zoom Monocular with Bak4 Prism".

Aside from "cheap lenses" it seems some of the criticism is due to novices not understanding about depth of focus at 30x.

 

https://www.amazon.c...customerReviews



#111 RalphMeisterTigerMan

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 09:42 PM

From what I can tell from the pic in the advertisement, this thing looks like one of those small telescopes that can be attached to a smart phone to act like a telephoto. Then it seems to be connected to a "night-vision" device. So at best, you will have a magnified, cheap nightvision scope.

 

The other part is rather confusing. Does it claim also to be able to zoom up to 300X?. So it is a 40mm (actually 30mm aperture) zoom nightvision scope that, in reality, cannot work!

 

I have to admit though that it sure looks impressive.

 

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#112 Freakshow

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 11:14 PM

It uses ULD Fugazy glass.


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Posted 29 July 2020 - 11:36 PM

:(  Maybe I'll have to get the Zeiss monocular after all


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Posted 30 July 2020 - 06:16 AM

It uses ULD Fugazy glass.

No, No.. I have it from a #reliable# source that the glass used on this masterpiece of technology is  FPL 536666,  made of Californium fluorite having a Snell refracting index of 8.5  ....

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 04:34 PM

Any product shipped, or complete scam?



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Posted 31 July 2020 - 10:52 PM

Don't laugh NASA has scrapped the Web Space Telescope and has decided to send one of these into orbit instead. No joke, that good - and all the trouble with Hubble just wasn't worth it. Can't wait to see the images.

NASA realized this is so fantastic that they didn't need to send it into orbit to achieve its mission. They cancelled the mission, thus saving several hundred million dollars, and bought a tripod instead.


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Posted 02 August 2020 - 02:45 AM

Aside from "cheap lenses" it seems some of the criticism is due to novices not understanding about depth of focus at 30x.

 

https://www.amazon.c...customerReviews

I just gotta get me one of those ' Trypot ' thing's old mate Oramfist is talking about in the reviews of this wonder ! ,,, yep we all need a Trypot in our collection .

 

Beanerds .


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Posted 02 August 2020 - 07:18 AM

frown.gif  Maybe I'll have to get the Zeiss monocular after all

Well if you are serious about getting a monocular you could look at the Orion 8x25mm ED monocular or the Svbony versions.  I have two of the Orion 8x25 and one sample of the Svbony 10x32.   Both have been great for Milky Way star fields, DSO, and Comet Neowise:

 

https://www.cloudyni...25ed-monocular/


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Posted 02 August 2020 - 02:49 PM

Well if you are serious about getting a monocular you could look at the Orion 8x25mm ED monocular or the Svbony versions.  I have two of the Orion 8x25 and one sample of the Svbony 10x32.   Both have been great for Milky Way star fields, DSO, and Comet Neowise:

 

https://www.cloudyni...25ed-monocular/

I either buy rock bottom or rocket to the top, as a rule.  Well, maybe not ALWAYS.  But I don't see myself with an Svbony monocular!  Not when I can get something like this whatever-it-is I bought.

 

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 09:28 AM

The idea of a convenient, pocket monocular long appealed to me. After I bought an 8x20, long ago, I found I didn't like it much and never used it. The binocular view was considerably more convenient and agreeable. Revisited the idea at NEAF several years ago when the Zeiss line was thoroughly represented, and my reaction was the same. The compact binoculars were much more agreeable than the monoculars.

 

Obviously, some folks enjoy the convenience of monoculars and are happy with the view. Just a reminder to "Try before you buy," if possible. 

 

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 11:40 AM

I have the true, real, inside story about this. It was developed in Area 51 and stored in Hangar 18 at Wright Patterson AFB. Two rogue FBI agents, Mulder and Scully stole the prototype and sold it. 


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Posted 03 August 2020 - 02:36 PM

Well if you are serious about getting a monocular you could look at the Orion 8x25mm ED monocular or the Svbony versions.  I have two of the Orion 8x25 and one sample of the Svbony 10x32.   Both have been great for Milky Way star fields, DSO, and Comet Neowise:

 

https://www.cloudyni...25ed-monocular/

A pox on thee!  There goes more money out of my wallet.  smile.gif

 

But it will look better than my old binocular-cut-in-half.


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Posted 03 August 2020 - 05:30 PM

Any product shipped, or complete scam?

Actually I'm not even sure they charged me yet.  I should go look.



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Posted 03 August 2020 - 05:32 PM

I think it was charged as of today.  --GN



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Posted 03 August 2020 - 05:45 PM

A pox on thee!  There goes more money out of my wallet.  smile.gif

 

But it will look better than my old binocular-cut-in-half.

I love the fact that the 8x25 can fit comfortably in a pants/shorts pocket when I go for a walk in our fields/woods.  So it is very handy for spotting critters and it isn't a burden in any way.

 

The 10x32 weighs a fair amount more and is big enough in diameter that I would not use it for a nature walk, but it does a really nice job for deep sky/Milky Way.


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