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Jason Statesman 7x50. 12.5 degrees, 658 ft at 1000 yards

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#1 Chomatic Aberrant

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Posted 24 November 2022 - 10:50 PM

Hello. 

I have a Jason Statesman 12.5 degrees 7 x 50.  I cannot find any reference to this model on CNs. Seems to have the large eyepieces that everybody wants.   Prisms seem to be BaK4.    J-E32    and J-B160.  How rare is this bino?

 

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Posted 24 November 2022 - 11:22 PM

That is the first one that I have seen. It appears to be a clone of the Tasco 410 just based on the two pics & info you provide. 


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Posted 25 November 2022 - 12:48 AM

I recently purchased two of the 11-degree Jason 7x50s, and found them to be surprisingly good. I talk about them in posts #56 and #59 in this thread:

 

https://www.cloudyni...ield-binocular/

 

and there are other mentions of the Jasons in other threads as well:

 

https://www.cloudyni...gle-statesmans/

 

https://www.cloudyni...binoculars-but/

 

Seems there were a number of variations of the 7x50s, with various eyepieces and FOVs. Here's a little bit of their history:

 

https://www.opticsre...binoculars.html

 

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Posted 25 November 2022 - 02:11 AM

Just to be clear... He did say 7x50 in the title, but he is clearly referring to a 7x35 in the original post above.

 

I'd love to see a few more pictures of it...


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Posted 25 November 2022 - 03:09 AM

Just to be clear... He did say 7x50 in the title, but he is clearly referring to a 7x35 in the original post above.

 

I'd love to see a few more pictures of it...

True -- when I saw the title, I was like, "wow -- there is a 12.5°, 7x50?"


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Posted 25 November 2022 - 09:26 AM

Sorry.  I mistakenly titled the bino 7 x 50.  They are 7 x 35.    michael


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Posted 25 November 2022 - 10:03 AM

Yes.  a 12.5 degree 7 x 50 would be quite a find.  A discovery like that might rate up there with life on Mars. Or Texas. I don't remember ever seeing a 7 x 50 any wider than 10 degrees.

 

Once more to be clear, my bino is 7 x 35.  I think it was too much eggnog last night.

 

 

AND  I  REVERSED  THE J- NUMBERSMy first email should have read

J-B160  and  J-E32.  Does the J-B160 indicate Myoko Kogaku as the maker of the optics.

 

 

Mark.  Did Myoko make the Tasco 410?

 

 

 

My apologies again. 

 

(mea maxima colpa) 


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Posted 25 November 2022 - 10:40 AM

My apologies too. I got so excited about the title that I hardly even looked at the photos. Ditto on the eggnog.  lol.gif


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Posted 25 November 2022 - 10:49 AM

Hello. 

I have a Jason Statesman 12.5 degrees 7 x 50.  I cannot find any reference to this model on CNs. Seems to have the large eyepieces that everybody wants.   Prisms seem to be BaK4.    J-E32    and J-B160.  How rare is this bino?

 

C.A.

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Yes.  a 12.5 degree 7 x 50 would be quite a find.  A discovery like that might rate up there with life on Mars. Or Texas. I don't remember ever seeing a 7 x 50 any wider than 10 degrees.

 

Once more to be clear, my bino is 7 x 35.  I think it was too much eggnog last night.

 

 

AND  I  REVERSED  THE J- NUMBERSMy first email should have read

J-B160  and  J-E32.  Does the J-B160 indicate Myoko Kogaku as the maker of the optics.

 

 

Mark.  Did Myoko make the Tasco 410?

 

 

 

My apologies again. 

 

(mea maxima colpa) 

Y'all shouldn't insult the "Great State of Texas".  Especially if you're from illandnoise.


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Posted 25 November 2022 - 11:22 AM

Sorry.   Wish we had such clear skies up here.  mb



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Posted 25 November 2022 - 12:38 PM

Yes.  a 12.5 degree 7 x 50 would be quite a find.  A discovery like that might rate up there with life on Mars. Or Texas. I don't remember ever seeing a 7 x 50 any wider than 10 degrees.

 

Once more to be clear, my bino is 7 x 35.  I think it was too much eggnog last night.

 

 

AND  I  REVERSED  THE J- NUMBERSMy first email should have read

J-B160  and  J-E32.  Does the J-B160 indicate Myoko Kogaku as the maker of the optics.

 

 

Mark.  Did Myoko make the Tasco 410?

 

 

 

My apologies again. 

 

(mea maxima colpa) 

There are many 7x50's advertised at 11° - Tasco 124/420, Sears 6276/6276-A, AMC 605, Centura 652, Jason Statesman 151, Le Gran L124/LS124, Belfont, Penncrest, Sans & Streiffe 997 Super Mariner, Scope 2976, Selsi Imperial Wide Angle, JCPenney 0007/1686, any others?

 

Please do share more info/pics of this Jason unicorn you started this thread about - inquiring minds want to know!  lol.gif

 

Cheers,

Tim


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Posted 25 November 2022 - 03:59 PM

Yes.  a 12.5 degree 7 x 50 would be quite a find.  A discovery like that might rate up there with life on Mars. Or Texas. I don't remember ever seeing a 7 x 50 any wider than 10 degrees.

 

Once more to be clear, my bino is 7 x 35.  I think it was too much eggnog last night.

 

 

AND  I  REVERSED  THE J- NUMBERSMy first email should have read

J-B160  and  J-E32.  Does the J-B160 indicate Myoko Kogaku as the maker of the optics.

 

 

Mark.  Did Myoko make the Tasco 410?

 

 

 

My apologies again. 

 

(mea maxima colpa) 

Yes, both the Tasco 110 and 410 are J-B160 / J-E32.

 

Please post more pics!!! smile.gif  



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Posted 25 November 2022 - 04:11 PM

I had one. Great wide views, but it had some serious fungus, so I gave it away. I never really liked the gray color either. 


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Posted 27 November 2022 - 10:09 PM

Hello Again.

 

Made some more pictures of the 7 x 35, 12.5 degree J-B160 Jason Statesman.  I am curious to see how similar its body is to the Tasco 110 or other binos some suspect that my Statesman may be their clone.  I think they come out of J-B160.

 

Also, here are some stats that compare that bino to the more common 11 degree J-B22 Statesman model. The bodies appear identical except for a slight difference in size, the 12.5 is a bit bigger as you would expect.

They indeed have different eyepieces.

 

 

Exit pupils and coatings of the Eyepieces
   11 deg ….. 26mm. Convex exit lens. Reflections, internal & external, faint or uncoated.
   12.5 deg ….. 23mm.  Flat exit lens. Internal and external surfaces are Amber coated.  
      
35mm Objectives …..
    11 deg ….. Purple hue from the interior surface. The front surface appears uncoated.
    12.5 deg ….. Internal and external surfaces are Amber coated.  

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Body Sizes compared by measuring distances from the center of the hinge pivot to the outer edge of the Objective’s cell.
    11 deg ….. 94mm
    12.5 deg ….. 97mm

 

Note:  When the photo contains Both Binos, the 11 degree Statesman is the one with the attached strap.



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Posted 27 November 2022 - 10:16 PM

Here are the pictures.  mb

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Posted 27 November 2022 - 10:17 PM

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Posted 28 November 2022 - 01:13 AM

Here is a recent eBay auction where I sold one of my Tasco 410 7x35s. This one is an early model that I believe had all amber coatings like yours above. Over time we see blue coatings joining the amber coatings, and then eventually the amber coatings were all replaced with the blue.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/144795023908

 

I know these auctions don't last online forever, so I will post a couple pics below as well...

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Posted 28 November 2022 - 10:49 AM

Thanks, SMark. Great photos.

 

Yep. Except for the domed prism covers on the International, the two binos look identical.  How many different iterations of that Jason were there?  Is there someone on CN who is the resident expert on Statesman (men?)?  Would that be you?

 

I remember in the early '60s when the Pentax lenses started coming out with Amber coatings.  Comparing visually against the Purple coatings the Ambers always seemed inferior. 



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Posted 28 November 2022 - 11:39 AM

Funny, to my eye the amber seems more agreeable than the UV coatings- the blue purple reflection. Perhaps there is a significant variation to the coatings.   Pat


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Posted 30 November 2022 - 10:07 AM

Selsi 7X50 11*

 

Works pretty well too.

 

The Feather Weight part must have been some sort of marketing humor.

 

 

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Posted 30 November 2022 - 04:45 PM

Nice! Seems to be JB56? Like the 7x35, 11° I got today:

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