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I'm wondering if SF binoculars are worth the extra cost over 'ordinary' binoculars?
A little background for you........
I've been stargazing now for about 14 months and think it's about time that I upgraded to a better pair of binoculars. At the moment I have only been using what was in the house. I bought a pair of Bresser 8x40 Field Glasses about 25 years ago just for general use. I also have a Wingspan 12x50 Manocular which I bought a couple of years ago primarily to take to golf tournaments and other sporting events.
I have no complaints about either of these, as they have both opened up the sky to me. Apart from the magnification factor, the one major difference is the FOV, where at this time in the sky, the Bresser's show both Saturn and Jupiter in view, whereas the Manocular only shows one of the planets. (I live in the North East of Scotland)
Reading 'hundreds' of on-line reviews, I think I have discovered bit of brand loyalty to Bresser and like these two models:-
Bresser Spezial Astro SF 15x70
Bresser Spezial Astro 20x80
There is a price difference of over £100 between these two models so I'm wondering if it's will be worth the extra cost?
This will be a longtime 'investment' so would be happy to cough up the extra dosh.
Budget would be £300 absolute maximum and any other suggestions are welcome.
Celestron: a bit like marmite........... some like............ some loathe
Helios Stellar II: Seem OK
Opticron Pro: a little above budget maybe
Cheers the now and look forward to hearing from you.