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#1 TheUser

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 04:50 AM

there are some models made of plastics (polycarbonate for example). as advantage of this is a light weight.

 

but what about properties of the plastics body of binoculars.

 

are there good quality possible for binoculars of plastics body?



#2 Rich V.

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 08:25 AM

A number of Steiner binocular bodies are made of plastic and held together with high tech cements.  Seems to work fine as a unit unlless they need to be opened up for servicing if ever necessary.  Other makers commonly use plastics to keep price and weight down.

 

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 08:57 AM

Zeiss had the Victory FL series, their top line a decade ago, with a body made from glass fiber reinforced polyamide.

I think as with all things in binoculars, non-metal body materials range from poor to excellent.

 

I didn't like the feel of the Zeiss FL, but that's personal.


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Posted 20 July 2021 - 01:36 PM

Fiber-reinforced polyamide....that's rock-steady stuff.

Glues much better than polycarbonate, too, although so many

   details are molded anyway.  


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