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#251 criswille

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Posted 07 July 2021 - 03:07 PM

*** UPDATE ***

 

1c
 
2b
 
4b
 
3b

 

 

1.     Duoptic 20x80 - Bak4 – Porro (China)

2.     Duoptic HD 10.5x70 - Bak4 – Porro (China)

3.     Omega 10x50 Coated Optics – Bk7 – Porro (Japon ocupado)

4.     Omega 7x50 – Bk7 - Porro (Japon ocupado)

5.     Copitar 7x50 Triple Tested – Bk7 – (Japon)
JB 81 Copitar Co. Ltd., Tokio

6.     Super Montex Marine 10x50 – Bk7 – Porro (Italia – Japon)

7.     Selsi 10x50 - Bk7  - Porro (China)

8.     Selsi 7x50 Light Weight  – Bk7 – Porro (Japon) prismas grandes
JB 256 Shinsei Optical Co., Ltd., Tokio

9.     Selsi 7x50 Light Weight - Bk7  - Porro (Japon)

JB 133 Kamakura Koki Co. Ltd. Warabi-Shi

10.  Tasco 16x50 – 15-16x50 –Bk7 – Porro (Tailandia)

11.  King 7x50 - Bk7 – Porro (Japon)

12.  King 10x50 ZCF (Zeiss Centre Focus) - Bk7 – Porro (Japon)

Asanuma & CO. LTD.

13.  Cat Eye 7x50 – Camuflados – BK7 – Porro (Japón)
Kamakura Kohki Optical Co. Ltd. - Warabi-Shi

14.  Kenlock 7x50 – Bk7 – Porro (Japon)

15.  Bushnell Falcon 10x50 – Bk7 – Porro (China)

16.  Zenith 12x50 - Bk7  - Porro (Japon)
JB 79 Furukawa Kogaku Seisakujo

17.  Zenith 7x50 – Bk7 – Porro (Korea)

18.  Super Zenith 7x50, Light Weight – BK7 – Porro (Japón)

19.  Hokenn Optisan Pro-III – 8-32x50 – Bk7 - Porro - (China)

20.  Vanguard BF-1050W 10x50 – Bk7 - Porro (China)

21.  Hokenn Clarity 10x50 - Bak4  - Porro (China)

22.  Celestron UpClose 20x50 - Bk7 – Porro (China)

23.  Hokenn 10x50 - Bk7  - Porro (China)

24.  Meade 7x50 - Bk7  - Porro (China)

25.  Sin Marca 7x50 Genérico – Bk7 – Porro (China)

26.  Olympus 8x40 - Bk7  - Porro (China)

27.  Kanmaxx 10x42 - Bak4 – Roof (China)

28.  Kanmaxx 8x42 - Bak4 – Roof (China)

29.  Duoptic EX 6.5x32 – Bak4 – Porro (China)

30.  AMC 7x35 - Bk7  - Porro (Japón)

JB 146 –Warabi Kokisha

31.  Zenith 7a12x35 Coated Optics Triple Tested Highest Quality – Bk7 - Porro (Japon)

32.  Bushnell Sportec 7x35 – Bk7 – Porro (China)

33.  Tasco 8x30 – Bk7 – Porro – (Tailandia 1991)

34.  Hoya 8x30 - Bk7  - Porro (Japon)

35.  Sunrise 8x40 – Bk7 – Porro – (Japón)

36.  Selsi 7x35 Light Weight – Bk7 – Porro (Japón) Kama – Ko.

37.  Carton 8x30 - Bk7  - Porro (Japon)

38.  Steiner Commander XP 7x30– Bak4- Porro (Alemania)

39.  Bushnell 8x20 – Bk7 – Porro (Japón)

40.  Kanmaxx 8x25 - Bak4 – Roof (China)

41.  National Geographic – Bresser 8x21 - Bk7  - Porro (China)

42.  Olympus 7x21 PC III Classic – Bk7 – Porro (China)

43.  Carton 6x15 CF –Bk7 – Porro – (Japon) Sil, (variant 2) “ MSC ” logo so mfgr. Meiji Seiko Co. JE50 / parts mfgr Tanaka Koki Seisakujo


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#252 SMark

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Posted 07 July 2021 - 03:16 PM

2 many. I refuse to count them! 

 

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I finally had them all out and in view... so I counted them. scared.gif

 

187.    Rim_Shot.gif

 

And that's not including the three I sold last week. ohlord.gif

 

The vast majority are 7x35's, and most of those are Rangemasters. I'm seriously working on getting this number lower, but it sure is a lot harder than it seems. And I really have to admit... accumulating all of these sure has been a whole lot of fun. coolnod.gif  Finding an occasional rare glass turns it all into a real obsession. woohoo.gif


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#253 pat in los angeles basin

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Posted 07 July 2021 - 03:27 PM

only 187???? well, that's underwhelming.... I was expecting something far in excess of what I have. Course this could the difference in collections could be the difference in trabants or ferraris.  Mines the two stroke east german variety BTW.   Regards, Pat


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Posted 07 July 2021 - 03:35 PM

only 187???? well, that's underwhelming.... I was expecting something far in excess of what I have. Course this could the difference in collections could be the difference in trabants or ferraris.  Mines the two stroke east german variety BTW.   Regards, Pat

Let's just not forget that a number of my ex-binoculars are now in your collection. 



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Posted 07 July 2021 - 04:34 PM

LOL- I defer to your amply apparent wisdom!!lol.gif       Regards, Pat


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Posted 07 July 2021 - 05:29 PM

 

For some weeks now I have been engaged in dispersing the contents of this apartment, trying to persuade hundreds of inanimate objects to scatter and leave me alone. It is not a simple matter. I am impressed by the reluctance of one’s worldly goods binoculars to go out again into the world.

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#257 barbie

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Posted 08 July 2021 - 05:36 PM

 I own 2 pairs, a 7x50 Japanese "Mason" branded pair which are very good and a pair of Oberwerk 8x42 sport ED which are fantastic!! I'm now set on binoculars for the rest of my life.


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#258 Peacock

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Posted 08 July 2021 - 10:33 PM

1. 5x25 VisionKing

2. 6.5x32 Kowa BD II

3. 7x35 Tasco EWA 10* (BK7)

4. 7x42 Zeiss Dialyt T*P*

5. 7x50 Gerber Sportmaster (BK7)

6. 7x50 Scanner 

7. 8x30 Kite Lynx HD

8. 8x32 Vortex Viper HD

9. 8x40 Nikon Action

10. 8-16x40 Nikon XL

11. 8x42 Zeiss Conquest

12. 8x42 Swarovski NL Pure

13. 8x56 Steiner ShadowQuest

14. 8.5x21 Pentax Papillio

15. 10x25 Leica Ultravid

16. 10x30 Nikon Monarch 7

17. 10x35 Nikon E II

18. 10x42 Hawke Frontier APO

19. 10x42L Canon IS

20. 10x50 Fujinon FMT-SX

21. 10x56 Swarovski SLC HD (meant to be a replacement for 22)

22. 10x63 Tasco Roof Futura SE (BK7) (ruby-coated) (junk!)

23. 12x50 Nikon Action EX

24. 12x50 Swarovski EL

25. 12x56 Kowa XD Prominar

26. 12x63 Orion Mini Giant

27. 15x50 Canon IS
28. 15-40x50 Horizon Zoom (BK7)

29. 16x70 Fujinon FMT-SX

30. 18x50 Canon IS

31. 12x36 Canon IS III

32. 20x60 Pentax WP

33. 20x56 Nikon Monarch 5

34. 20x80 Generic Chinese binoculars with BAK4 prisms and center focus.


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Posted 08 July 2021 - 10:33 PM

I forgot I also had a 8x44 Minox HD, a 10x52 Minox HD and 2x54 Orion constellation binoculars.



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Posted 09 July 2021 - 01:26 AM

Are those Nikon zoom the High Grade ones from years ago? One of my few regrets as I could have bought one for $70.  I even tried it out and thought it was a zoom, so I didn't ! I should have! 


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Posted 13 July 2021 - 08:02 PM

I have too many binoculars according to my wife (you only have 2 eyes) my favorites are Kowa rangemaster, Fuji silver ring rangemaster, Tasco 110, Swift Audubon, Zeiss victory and B&L zephyr  each has a special place and we both enjoy using them. Collecting is an attempt to organize a chaotic world :D


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Posted 14 July 2021 - 03:44 AM

I have too many binoculars according to my wife (you only have 2 eyes) my favorites are Kowa rangemaster, Fuji silver ring rangemaster, Tasco 110, Swift Audubon, Zeiss victory and B&L zephyr  each has a special place and we both enjoy using them. Collecting is an attempt to organize a chaotic world laugh.gif

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#263 MeridianStarGazer

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Posted 14 July 2021 - 07:25 PM

I currently own 1 pair: Bushnell 5x25. I'll never get rid of that pair.

 

 

 

 

Most I had at one time was maybe 5 or 6, more if monoculars count, but definitely not more than 8 or 9.


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Posted 14 July 2021 - 08:08 PM

I forgot I also had a 8x44 Minox HD, a 10x52 Minox HD and 2x54 Orion constellation binoculars.

I need to get some Orion 2x54 while they are still for sale. I heard they have all the bugs figured out.

 

 

I first need to accomplish some ATM stuff on my to do list. Then the binos will be my reward. Hopefully they are still for sale then.


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Posted 14 July 2021 - 08:27 PM

I lost count after 38...



#266 Lyons77

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Posted 14 July 2021 - 11:04 PM

Just one pair so far,  Nikon Monarch 5 8x42.   I was always interested in binoculars but somehow I waited until I was 60 to buy my first pair.

I'm also waiting on delivery of the Oberwerk 127XL.

And I'm interested in trying the Canon IS at some point.

But I hope I'll hold the line there.  I have way too many bikes and vacuum tube amplifiers, so I'm keenly aware of the need to de-clutter.

On the other hand, I've already started a collection of eyepieces in anticipation of the 127XL. smirk.gif


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Posted 19 August 2021 - 06:41 AM

Do these binos count too? smile.gif

 

 

- Playmobil: obviously appears to be a Carl Zeiss 7x42 BGAT*

- LEGO: a compact double hinged roof....  Bushnell? Pentax?

- Unknown Porro with IF: BA8 probably Oberwerk, Lunt, APM or even a Fujinon?

 

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Clear skies!

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#268 colt45sa

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Posted 27 August 2021 - 09:09 AM

It must be a sickness of some sort when you have duplicates.  I have duplicates in my Carl Zeiss 8X30's, my Agfa 8X30's, and My Yashika 8X30"s  It's easy to explain because I have two grand sons the older of the two will reach his teens in 8 years~!  I won't count the singles in 12X, 10X, 7X and 6X.  

Gonna have to build a climate controlled dust proof storage space~! 


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Posted 27 August 2021 - 09:30 AM

I have a "delta" variant of the binoholism, and I've been afflicted with it most of my adult life.  It's an extension of an illness I contracted when I was quite young and was brought on by a long drawn out battle with my parents to get a pair of cowboy boots.  One I got them I never wore them for fear of damaging them in some way and never being able to replace them. 

 

When I buy the first of anything, mostly pre-owned, I try to buy an example in "pristine" condition.  Then when I am absolutely in love with it, I stash it away so that it will stay pristine.  Then I'll go out and buy it's duplicate that is in great shape but not exactly pristine.  This second is the one I'll use regularly.  Another tiny chip or ding or scratch will hardly be noticed.  At my age it has become a sillyness that I should begin to ignore, 


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#270 colt45sa

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Posted 27 August 2021 - 10:24 AM

I'm an old guy and mostly like the older "vintage" binos from the mid-50's through about 1970.  I don't know how you people can enjoy the 10X and above power glass.  I simply can't hold anything above 8X steady enough to really look at anything carefully. 


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#271 Fiske

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Posted 27 August 2021 - 11:11 AM

I'm an old guy and mostly like the older "vintage" binos from the mid-50's through about 1970.  I don't know how you people can enjoy the 10X and above power glass.  I simply can't hold anything above 8X steady enough to really look at anything carefully. 

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Posted 27 August 2021 - 11:15 AM

I keep having this song in my head from The Greatest Showman, Never Enough.


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Posted 27 August 2021 - 04:46 PM

I have not been able to solve this logic problem:

 

A friend of mine, a nature enthusiast who enjoys garage sales, says you can stop acquiring binoculars once you have one pair at the ready for each window of your home plus one pair for the car.  Another friend, a birder with expensive tastes in optics who only owns one pair, was shocked that I should have need for four pairs (see signature). "You have so many binoculars, you should be able to see the future," he said.

 

Clearly, both can't be right.

 

My house has more than four windows and my birder friend's house has more than one window.  None of the windows were made by an alpha bino manufacturer. 

 

How does my birder friend survive with only one pair?


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Posted 27 August 2021 - 08:19 PM

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A bit off topic, but my height-adjustable observing chair looks very similar to yours.   Down to the color smile.gif


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Posted 27 August 2021 - 08:37 PM

So MT4, is that your hou$e window bino or your car bino (I'd love to see you try to get that in the glovebox  or under the car seat!)     Pat


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