Sounds like you ordered the Tasco. Check it carefully because quality control in mass produced binoculars under $200 is often hit and miss. Mostly miss. Here's a few things to look for: 1) collimation (alignment) get both oculars in focus then look at a long perfectly horizontal line like a good fence or roof tiles. The line should merge exactly from one ocular to the other. If not, reject them. The view will always bother your eyes and they are not worth the effort to correct them. 2) prism quality. Hold the binoculars at arms length and look at the eyepieces. There should be to bright round circles of light perfectly centered in the eyepieces. There should be no faint gray box around the circle of light. This is a sign of poor quality. 3) focuser quality. Simply, is it smooth? It should move with some resistance but not stiff or loose. Judgement call but it's something to look for. 4) Optical quality. Again a judgement call but the view through them shouldn't look tinted. The colors should look natural as they do with the naked eye. The view near and far should snap into focus. 5) Price point. Realize that you are shopping in the lower end of the market. You will have to make some allowances for quality unless you raise your budget. Really cheap binoculars (under $100) will usually fail many of these quality checks. Low priced binoculars ($100-$200) may only fail one or two. The biggest fail will be #1 Collimation. If it doesn't pass that, send them back.
You should be able to get the Nikon AE (Action Extreme) series in your country. They get the stamp of approval on this forum. Not the very best. Those are mostly, German, Austrian and some Japanese. Top quality binoculars that look identical from a distance can range from $50-$5000 just so just so you know. Good luck with your choice!
Well the Tasco bino has arrived, here's what I can tell:
1) Horizontal lines look nice and straight so I think the collimation is good.
2)There are faint grey boxes around the eyepieces, I'm not sure how bad it is so I'll put a pic of it below.
3) Focuser is stiff but smooth to move, I think its good.
4) There's no tint that I can see, but a lot of reflected light, I'll put a pic of that here as well.
5) Yeah this is a low price point, I'm just seeing if I like the whole binoculars thing, will know once night time arrives and how much more I can see.
Are the issues bad enough that I won't see much ?
Edited by The unAverage Hu Man, 23 July 2021 - 08:22 AM.