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plyscope

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  1. I ordered these recently and am very pleased to say they have arrived in time. My darling wife has bought them for me for Xmas. Thank you FLO for the prompt and efficient service.
  2. This is an old model from 10 years ago. I wonder if they found some old stock? https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/216156-comparing-go22x85-wo22x70-tak22x60/#entry2765948
  3. There was a bit of discussion on CN but no actual user reports as yet. https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/680211-new-chineese-giant-binoviewer/
  4. Maybe the people at Quicktest could offer advice. https://www.quicktest.co.uk/
  5. You could try this link; https://www.quicktest.co.uk/acatalog/Binoculars.html
  6. Thanks very much Ben for taking the time to share your thoughts and for illustrating the differences with all the photos. My poor old lap top struggled to load them all! It is wonderful to see that some manufacturers are still making improvements to porro binoculars.
  7. Thanks for sharing your first impressions Ben. I too look forward to your comparison. I am particularly interested in the difference in eye relief compared to the 10x50 MX. Many years ago I had a different brand 10x50 equivalent to the MX and enjoyed it very much except for the large eyepieces becoming uncomfortable after a minute or so. A little more eye relief would make them so much easier to live with.
  8. I have one of these since they came out a couple of years ago. It is very well made with great coatings. The field stop is a little fuzzy and it is does not have very good edge correction compared to a 24mm Panoptic. Its big advantage is in its lightweight and better eye relief than a 24mm Panoptic. It has no undercut which I like. It is ideal in a lightweight turret setup especially with an f8 or f9 refractor. It is not ideal in fast scopes. If I could choose only one then the 24mm Panoptic is better.
  9. Great review here from Holger Merlitz. http://www.holgermerlitz.de/nikon_wx/nikon_wx2.html
  10. You may like to read Ed Tings review. https://www.scopereviews.com/page1ar.html If you can get hold of one then I doubt you will be disappointed. It will certainly be easy to sell it on if you don't like it.
  11. It is a tough call to sell a TSA 102 in pursuit of a lighter FC-100. I can understand the desire for a lighter option. I have owned a TSA102 since 2008 and it has never failed to impress me when the conditions are right. I have no doubt the FC-100 would also be a very satisfying scope in use. I use the TSA on a Vixen GPD2 mount. I also have an FC-76DC since 2014 which goes with a Vixen Porta mount. That is my lightweight grab and go option. If I didn't already have the TSA102 then the FC-100 would be my choice. In the meantime I wait patiently for Takahashi to announce a new FC-125!
  12. I guess the zcf refers to "z" for the light path through the prisms and "cf" for centre focus.
  13. The Takahashi collection. Mewlon 180C, TSA 102S, FC 76DC.
  14. There is a good review with a lot of information on the history of the Habicht 8x30 here. http://www.greatestbinoculars.com/allpages/reviews/swarovski/swarohabicht8x30w/swarohabicht8x30w.html
  15. The Habicht 8x30 is a classic binocular made to very high standards. It shows beautiful sharp stars and is a pleasure to use for astronomy. It is limited by its aperture and I much prefer a good 10x50. I mostly use the Habicht in the daytime.
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