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Do reasonable cost 11x70 or 15x70 RIGHT Angle Binos Exist?

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#1 Xeroid

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 12:22 PM

As the topic title ask, does reasonably priced i.e. $500 RIGHT Angle Binoculars in 11x70 or 15x70 format exist?

 

Seems to me there is a equipment gap between say Nikon 12x50 AE $200 straight viewing and the monster Bino Telescopes starting at $1,300 +

 

Why?

 

Is it due to the high cost of Prisms?

 

 



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Posted 24 October 2020 - 12:45 PM

In 70mm the angled ones have a longer focal length and can only get down to around 16x using a 24mm eyepiece. If you are looking for lower power, large exit pupil you are right that there is a gap in the market, but one that doesn’t look like getting filled. Those lower power ones you note aren’t bad.

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 12:54 PM

Here you go: https://www.teleskop...--Einblick.html
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Posted 24 October 2020 - 01:08 PM

No, your only choice a 70mm BT.  Mark points out the only one near your price range but I don't really expect it to be an "apo" as described.  You can reach 10x with a 40mm Plossl or 13x with a 32mm.

 

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 04:03 PM

Barska does / used to do a 70 mm with both 45 and 90 degree EPs. [The 90 degree version is 18x and the 45 degree 16x]

https://www.campsave...-binocular.html

https://www.bhphotov...nter_jumbo.html

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Posted 25 October 2020 - 10:16 AM

Many thanks to all for the replies, details and links, most helpful.

 

Would be great if a CN member from the EU posted a review of the 90 degree TS/ Barska 18x70 as this product has been discontinued by Barska.

 

Also as Rich V. noted above, the Barska user manual for the 45 degree 16x70 shows:

"70mm clear aperture, air spaced achromatic doublets" 

 

Hmmm....



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Posted 25 October 2020 - 10:31 AM

Xeriod, this may be as close as you get to reviews taken from the archives.

 

The original 45° version.  Effective aperture on them was measured at 60mm. 

 

https://www.cloudyni...y/#entry5417498

 

An early Garrett 70mm/90°; a later "MkII" model was measured at 69mm.

 

https://www.cloudyni...s/#entry2285373

 

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Posted 25 October 2020 - 10:31 AM

Oberwerk did one that looked a bit like that, seem to remember you didn’t get the full 70mm aperture.

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Posted 25 October 2020 - 10:54 AM

https://www.cloudyni...lars/?p=6632626


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Posted 25 October 2020 - 11:13 AM

Thanks Mark and Rich V. for that very useful info, time for me to consider a alternative...



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Posted 25 October 2020 - 11:24 AM

What's wrong with the TS for you?
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Posted 25 October 2020 - 11:40 AM

Mark,

I don't get that warm fuzzy feeling about the TS 90 degree binos, a bit apprehensive why Barska discontinued production...

 

What's wrong with the TS for you?



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Posted 25 October 2020 - 12:04 PM

Twice your price limit at about USD 1000 are the APM 70mm achromats. Right now it might be a little cheaper to order from APM than Lunt. OSO doesn't seem to have them anymore.

https://www.apm-tele...set-uf18mm.html

https://luntsolarsys...18mm-eyepieces/



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Posted 25 October 2020 - 12:37 PM

What's wrong with the TS for you?

 

They're interesting to me. They're about $600 plus shipping.  If I were feeling like I had some money burning a hole in my pocket, I'd buy a pair.

 

With their 400 mm focal length, they'd do nearly 4 degrees.  I'd just double up in my Astro-tech Paradigms up to the 5 mm which is 80x.

 

 

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Posted 25 October 2020 - 01:05 PM

Thanks ihf, I was not aware of that offering from APM...they look very well made...

 

Twice your price limit at about USD 1000 are the APM 70mm achromats. Right now it might be a little cheaper to order from APM than Lunt. OSO doesn't seem to have them anymore.

https://www.apm-tele...set-uf18mm.html

https://luntsolarsys...18mm-eyepieces/



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Posted 25 October 2020 - 07:12 PM

I don't get that warm fuzzy feeling about the TS 90 degree binos

I think you're not alone, that's why the new APM and Oberwerk BT's are pushing these from the market despite the higher price. 



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Posted 25 October 2020 - 11:33 PM

Mark,

I don't get that warm fuzzy feeling about the TS 90 degree binos, a bit apprehensive why Barska discontinued production...

 

I don't think Barska produces anything, aren't they a name that puts their badge on products purchased from the actual manufacturers?

 

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