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Need help ID'ing make and model of 25x100's with flip-up UHC filters

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#1 dubhebrothers

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Posted 21 May 2024 - 01:59 PM

I recently purchased these binoculars from an estate sale on a whim. They came with no identifying documents.

 

Here's a quick video of the filter being flipped up and down in one of the eyepieces:

https://photos.app.g...ytwso1BMRhdbPE9

 

They seem really similar to the TS-Optics model here and here, but the body style near the eyepieces looks a bit different.

Can anyone help identify the manufacturer and model?

 

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Edited by dubhebrothers, 21 May 2024 - 02:04 PM.


#2 MisterDan

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Posted 21 May 2024 - 02:36 PM

My guess is Kunming.  They manufacture the vast majority of all available 25x100 BIF binoculars on the planet, right now.  "Unbranded" China-manufactured binoculars are not-quite rare, but they're not-quite common, either.  TS, Zhumell, Orion, Omegon, Wollensak, Helios, Strathspey, Loava...  They are sold in many "guises," but they are essentially the same 25x100 unit.  The "old" Celestron Skymaster and its "kin" were also made by Kunming.

 

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#3 Rich V.

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Posted 23 May 2024 - 12:46 PM

If not made by Kunming United Optics, there are other makers in the Kunming area that use the same or similar parts sourced from the local area's "optical cottage industry" so they share the same basic "look". There can be minor decorative features that are unique to one build or another.  You can be pretty certain these binos come from some maker in Kunming or another.

 

The "unbranded" bino above certainly seems to share some common parts with the TS branded model. 


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