New to Binos, beginner question
Posted 30 April 2004 - 07:20 PM
I've been observing for over a year now and have wanted a larger pair of binoculars. I have a pair of Nikon 9x25's of mid 1980's vintage. Not great for astronomy but nice small binos. So I heard about boston telescope going out of business and went down there and picked up a pair of Orion 12x63's. They seem to be pretty good except I am not sure about one thing. The right side eye lens seems loose where it focuses. I can push/pull the whole thing and it moves quite a bit. I have seen this on old, worn out binos but I don't know if this is just inherent in the design or maybe I got a defective set.
Posted 30 April 2004 - 07:59 PM
Posted 01 May 2004 - 05:33 AM
Posted 01 May 2004 - 06:33 AM
Posted 02 May 2004 - 03:38 PM
I showed then to a couple of club members yesterday and they agreed I should call Orion and send them back. Which should be no problem.
Maybe I should have held out for the Oberwerk 12x60? Less money, too.
Posted 06 May 2004 - 09:58 AM
Celestron 15 X 70 Skymasters $74.95. Not a bad set of binox. Not the best, but not bad.