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#1 paulsky

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 12:10 PM

Hello,

 Has anyone been able to use this little binocular porro prism?
I have read that it is very close both in mechanics and optics to the prestigious Nikon 8X30 Porro ..
Thank you.
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Posted 28 October 2020 - 02:46 PM

Hi

Are you talking about the 8x30 Savanna, or do you have the 8x32 Adventurer or the 8x32 SR.GA in mind?

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 02:46 PM

Which model ?, Dave.



#4 paulsky

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 03:30 PM

 Sorry, I forgot to put the model: Opticron Adventurer T WP 8 x 32

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 04:40 PM

The Opticron SR. GA 8x32 has been highly rated and described as a good value alternative to the Nikon 8x30 EII and Swarovski Habicht 8x30W. Not sure about the Adventurer.

 

https://www.firstlig...binoculars.html


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Posted 28 October 2020 - 04:55 PM

Hi

The SR.GA is a £200 item, the adventurer is a £75 one. Don't have the adventurer but I own the SR.GA. It's no Habicht and no E2 but it's quite good. If you can afford it go for it. If you can afford the Nikon buy the Nikon, if you can afford the Habicht, get the Habicht and you'll never regret it.
I have all three and can say nothing beats the Habicht.

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Posted 29 October 2020 - 01:55 PM

I have the Adventurer in the 10x50 size, I assume its similar to the 8x32 version ? anyway it has BK-7 prisms and in only fully coated not multi coated, at the price point it sold for (less than $100 Canadian) I suspect it has plastic elements in the eyepieces, I cannot see this model in the 8x32 size being anywhere near the Swaro: or Nikon, Dave.



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Posted 02 November 2020 - 12:59 PM

Hi Paul,

I bought the 6.5x32 version to have a wide angle glass to keep in the car, without any ambition to have a quality glass.
I was so surprised by the optical quality of this ultra cheap item that I also bought the 8x32 version, so much was the curiosity to compare it with my Nikon 8x32 SE.
Well ... I don't mean it's on the same level, but the optical quality in the center is very very close. Of course, the sweet spot is not the same as the Nikon, and neither is the mechanics, but for this price it is a truly incredible object.
This series has been reviewed by Binomania.it ( https://www.binomani...utte-le-tasche/ ) where the author quotes this sentence: "They are products for those who pay more attention to what they observe than the instrument with which they observe". I think this sentence said it all ...

 

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