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#1 rmbennett30

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 07:03 AM

I am looking to get back into this hobby and wanted to start with binoculars.   I am a diehard American and am not wanting to purchase products made overseas.  It seems this Astronomy hobby has almost all of it manufactured overseas.   Does anyone know of Binoculars that are produced in the USA good for Astronomy???  Please let me know as I am fairly new to this hobby and just cant find any USA made not just assembled...  MADE in the USA binos???



#2 KennyJ

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 07:46 AM

None unfortunately.

 

I think you may be a few decades late for that, I'm afraid!



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Posted 27 September 2020 - 08:17 AM

Buy a Sard MK43.



#4 Rich V.

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 10:22 AM

Buy a Sard MK43.

Yes, if you want USA made you need to look at vintage binos.  There are no modern US made options. Good luck.

 

https://www.cloudyni...rom-the-doctor/

 

After WWII, Americans were fine with purchasing German and Japanese made binoculars.  The Chinese came much later but now have the majority of the market since most US consumers demand that they pay less for everything they buy. That leaves out US labor in the manufacture of binos for sure.

 

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