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#1 Stuart W Johnson

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 07:37 PM

I think I am under achiever. I own 3 pair.

Canon 10x42 (my favorite)
Night hunter 7x50
Shadowquest 8x56

I have my eye on a couple other. But, I wonder if that would be going overboard.
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#2 Mark9473

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 07:47 PM

About 10, I think.
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Posted 05 December 2020 - 07:52 PM

2 and I don't want any more


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Posted 05 December 2020 - 07:54 PM

My collection is small. I'm not quite sure how many I own but I'll try. 

 

- Nikon 7×21

- Leupold 8x30

- Nikon 7x35 vintage

- Nikon 7x35 AE

- Tasco 7x35 #11?

- Meade 7x42 Montana

- Leupold 8x42 Olympic Green Ring

- Eagle Optics 10x42 Platinum Rangers

- Atlas 10x42 Silver Eagle (truck binos)

- 7x50 WWll

-  Tower 7x50 my dad's from ~1965

- Simmons 10x50 Prosports

-  Orion 10x50 Ultraviews

-  Bushnell 10x50 Instafocus. Knock around binos for the high desert

- Orion 10.5x70 Resolux

- Orion 15x70 Resolux

 

Nothing too fancy, some good quality stuff, some so-so.

 

As I said in another thread in this forum, I'm a casual binocular observer, more dedicated with a telescope.

 

Jon

 

 


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Posted 05 December 2020 - 08:11 PM

Celestron 8 x 42

Oberwerks 10 x 50

Resolux 15 x 70

 

Maybe, soon, a 25 x 100 (hoping for a Christmas sale.)


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Posted 05 December 2020 - 08:27 PM

I currently have the Canon 10x42L IS and Nikon Monarch HG 8x42. 
 

I sold my Fujinon 10x50 FMT-SX and Orion Resolux 15x70 after getting the Canon IS. 



#7 gwlee

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 08:28 PM

I prefer to own one 50mm binocular for astronomy and one smaller binocular for everything else. This summer, I bought two potential replacements and haven’t sold the two older binoculars that I plan to replace yet, so have four in my possession at the moment.

 

Expect the keepers will be an IF 10x50 porro for astronomy and a CF 8x32 roof for everything else. These two are intended to replace a 7x50 porro and an 8x42 roof. 


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Posted 05 December 2020 - 08:31 PM

I think it's about a dozen that I'm keeping ~for myself~. I got rid of the cheap ones, and gave some nice good ones to family.    Tom



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Posted 05 December 2020 - 09:05 PM

I am at three at the moment, all used hand held, so nothing above 10X.

 

8X32 Zeiss Victory SF

8,5X42 Swarovski EL FP

10X42 Swarovski NL

 

Jeff


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Posted 05 December 2020 - 09:07 PM

2 many. I refuse to count them! 

 

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 09:09 PM

Just 3 for me. I’d like to someday top out at 4 with a pair of 15x70’s but for now it’s:

Vortex Diamondback 10x42
Vortex Diamondback HD 10x50
Nikon Action 10x50 (pre AE/Aculon)
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Posted 05 December 2020 - 10:41 PM

5 for me , might go down to four , we'll see .

 

Astrophysics  15x70

Nikon E2 10x35

Nikon Monarch HG 8x42

Celestron Regal LX 8x42

Pentax Papilio II 8.5x21



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Posted 05 December 2020 - 11:16 PM

I'm glad to see that binoculars are so popular even though I only own three pairs! What's funny to me is how other people can justify owning more than five!! The main reason I can't is because instead of "constellation mopping", I do the inverse with binoculars (meaning I observe everything I can with one pair). This can take me many years, but I consider it worth it. If I had ten pairs and it took me 3 years each to "exhaust" a pair, that would be 30 years - an impossible task! I've finished off a pair of 7x35s (10+ years) and have nearly finished off a pair of 8x56s (5+ years). I've got a pair of 12x54s that I've started on, but am still trying to decide if I want to switch to a pair of Nikon AE 12x50s instead.

 

Scott


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Posted 06 December 2020 - 01:25 AM

No comment. grin.gif


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Posted 06 December 2020 - 01:40 AM

Interesting question. I've cataloged my telescopes in the past but never binos.

 

I'll report back after I've had time to go through them, as everything is a chore with a broken wrist.



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Posted 06 December 2020 - 01:47 AM

Enough to keep me busy.:)



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Posted 06 December 2020 - 03:02 AM

I am reducing the collection by selling or giving away some of my binos.  My current count is 10 as per my signature. 

 

Ideally, i would like to end with few in the following configuration (one per type)

 

7x40    (military either porro or roof)

8x30    (porro wide field)

8x42    (roof all around, nature, modern design)

10x50  (astro bino hand held)

15x70  (astro- mounted)

20x80  (astro- mounted)

 

but again, is not far from what i have today..... confused1.gif

 

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Clear bino skies!!

 

Carlos


Edited by Corcaroli78, 06 December 2020 - 06:33 AM.

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Posted 06 December 2020 - 03:13 AM

I own 10 binoculars; however, only the 4 named below get 90% use, all with excellent color correction, sharpness and contrast:

 

8x16mm - Sears Compact (Japan +40 years old)

8x20mm

10x30mm

8x40mm

7x50mm - Nikon Wide Angle (Japan +40 years old)

25x70mm

20x80mm

20x80mm - Oberwerk Deluxe III (China)

25x100mm

45x126mm - Vixen BT126 (Japan)

 

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Posted 06 December 2020 - 03:53 AM

6, if I recall right.

1 set is close to useless, just an old heavy pair and rather poor overall.



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Posted 06 December 2020 - 04:08 AM

Down to just 6 now in "working order" from a peak total of 12 around 15 years ago.

 

Remaining in ascending order of objective size are 12x40,10x42,7x50,10x50,15x70 and 20x90.


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Posted 06 December 2020 - 04:29 AM

Too Many. (30ish)

Collecting always has a way of getting out of control. grin.gif

 

Stan


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Posted 06 December 2020 - 04:50 AM

"How many binoculars do you own?"

 

Why too many, of course. Just ask the wife.

 

- Cal


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Posted 06 December 2020 - 04:55 AM

I am reducing the collection by selling or giving away some of my binos.  My current count is 10 as per my signature. 

 

Ideally, i would like to end with few in the following configuration (one per type)

 

7x40    (military either porro or roof)

8x30    (porro wide field)

8x42    (roof all around, nature, modern design)

10x50  (astro bino hand held)

15x70  (astro- mounted)

20x80  (astro- mounted)

 

but again, is not far from where i am..... confused1.gif

 

 
 

Clear bino skies!!

 

Carlos

Hey Carlos!

 

How do you like your poro prisms. DO tell.

 

- Cal


Edited by Cali, 06 December 2020 - 04:58 AM.


#24 PEterW

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Posted 06 December 2020 - 05:07 AM

Around a bakers dozen, few duplicates, few specials and few “owned” by other family members. I’ve “upgraded” some. Given a few pairs away, may do a few more as time goes on, though the risk is that others might ”leak in” to replace them!

Peter

#25 chris charen

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Posted 06 December 2020 - 05:10 AM

I used to have around 30-35, now down to about 10.

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