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Damo636

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  1. Great bins those, congrats!
  2. Haven't noticed it myself either, although to be honest never really looked for it.
  3. Good price across the pond then at $250 (£167). I'll still be pleasingly surprised though if we get them for sub £200 in the UK!
  4. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0000AKGX3?ie=UTF8&at=&force-full-site=1&ref_=aw_bottom_links
  5. Ah, suddenly it becomes clear, thanks Steve! I've never used either of those type of mounts so not really qualified to comment, but the Omegon fork mount certainly looks up to the task. I suppose if light weight and portability is paramount, either would suffice (accepting the limitations of using a straight through instrument on such designs)
  6. Unfortunately Denis, this instrument and light weight do not go hand in hand! As a minimum I can highly recommend this tripod..... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Manfrotto-475B-Digital-Pro-Tripod/dp/B000A2JU7M This head also copes reasonably well I found..... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Manfrotto-Size-Flat-Video-MVH502AH/dp/B006TZE0UQ Ideally, although not light weight, (and expensive!) the Universal Astronomics Millenium Mount would be superb..... http://www.scsastro.co.uk/catalogue/universal-astronomics-unimount.htm
  7. What a bargain, if memory serves me correctly, that package retails for £1500-£1600!!
  8. Congrats on the new addition and thanks for the feedback, will be most useful to anyone sitting on the fence regarding this binocular. .
  9. With the way the Euro stands at the minute, £500 give or take,would pick one up. Well priced when you consider the price of the Fuji. http://www.apm-telescopes.de/en/binoculars/binoculars-90mm-aperture/lunt-engineering-16-x-70-magnesium-series-binoculars.html?shopgate_redirect=1&mobile=false
  10. Those are nice indeed Stan & I'm fairly sure I read somewhere, like the Fujinon, have field flatteners built into the eyepieces.
  11. personally I'd save a packet and go for one of these.......http://apm-telescopes-englisch.shopgate.com/item/313832 I've looked through the 16x70 on a few occasions and it's a quality Instrument indeed. I've contemplated many times pairing one of these with my 10x50 Fuji, but my 15x70 Helios Apollo (BA8) is really close in performance terms at this aperture/magnification & also has slightly more eye relief . So far I've managed to resist but I won't rule one out in the future!
  12. For me personally, a good 10x50 (by good I mean full aperture) is the starting point for astronomy use. Anything less in my experience just lacks any wow factor? That said, I've never been lucky enough to look through a premium 42mm like Olly's?
  13. Glad you got the bino sorted out Chris, I'd have been gutted if that had happened to me! Some great info in this thread, I've bookmarked it for future ref (just in case!)
  14. This one might be of interest...... http://www.astrobuysell.com/uk/propview.php?view=95183
  15. Absolutely stunning scope Alan & a great write up, many congratulations!
  16. Without spending significantly more, you really couldn't get it more right than one of these...... http://www.firstlightoptics.com/helios/helios-apollo-high-resolution.html
  17. I recently purchased a 200p Skywatcher dob from Wex Photograpic and found their service yet again flawless. I've used this retailer in the past on a couple of occasions as they never charged me any additional shipping to Northern Ireland. Most other outlets wanted an additional £20-30! £278 & delivered to my door in three days, not too shabby!
  18. Cheers Chris and good luck with whatever route you decide to go. Either way, I'm sure you'll love that incoming big gun!
  19. Definitely this, by far the best mounting option for a binocular this size. I built a heavy duty aluminium affair for my 20x110 and keep it permanently mounted on a steel pier, all for less than £150.
  20. Congrats on the new addition Chris, a fine acquisition indeed! I hate to be the one to rain on the parade slightly but you "are" going to need a more substantial mount than the Horizon 8115. The tripod would probably suffice if it's tall enough, but as Stan mentions above, some of the Manfrotto offerings with geared center column would be the business with an instrument this size. I used to own the 22x85 and it worked well on the Manfrotto 475b/502ah combo. There are a couple of 501hdv's on EBay at the minute, might be worth a punt?
  21. Easily the best invention since sliced bread, wouldn't be without one!
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