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#1 Gardner

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Posted 30 April 2004 - 07:20 PM

Hi all,

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.

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#2 Tom L

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Posted 30 April 2004 - 07:59 PM

Have you called Orion? Just because they were discounted doesn't mean Orion won't take care of you. Give 'em a call.

Good luck.

#3 EdZ

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Posted 01 May 2004 - 05:33 AM

It should not move in any way that it is not supposed to. Either take them back or deal with repair or replacement thru the dealer.

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Posted 01 May 2004 - 06:33 AM

Boston Telescope has closed its doors for good. You'll have to deal with Orion directly. Surely they can advise you. I don't know of any other dealer whom you could speak with in NH with the exception of a store in Dover...but they mostly deal with photography equipment.

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#5 Gardner

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Posted 02 May 2004 - 03:38 PM

Thanks all,

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. :foreheadslap:

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Posted 02 May 2004 - 10:03 PM


Gardner


Burgess Optical 15 x 70mm Porro Prism Binoculars only $99


http://www.buytelesc...=86&pid=5196&m=

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Posted 06 May 2004 - 09:58 AM

Gardner

Celestron 15 X 70 Skymasters $74.95. Not a bad set of binox. Not the best, but not bad.


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