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Skaikru

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  1. @Mark at Beaufort thanks! I think that's a good idea. Let me see if I can visit a store. 15x70 will be large I think and I will also need to carry a tripod or monopod. I also have a DSLR that needs space in my bag when I fly. Will go to a shop and see how much of a difference in size they are to 10x50 and 8x42. Larger aperture and mag will surely be a delight if I can carry them around and fly easily. Also, going to Olympic National Park and weather permitting, would like to use the bins.
  2. @ronin @Racey Makes sense. I hike a lot too and would like it to be easily portable. If what I see through 10x50 vs 8x42 are almost the same, I don't mind going for the smaller one. I read a post here which said 50mm gives 40% more light/stars and will give a feeling of floating in space, which made me decide on 10x50. Also, one of the website showed how a Galaxy will look through 10x50, it was already tiny and thought lower mag will make it just look not nice. Thanks
  3. Hello All, I am new to this forum and find this forum extremely useful. I have gone through almost all the threads requesting advice on the binoculars for stargazing and hopefully I will not frustrate someone for this additional thread. I live near San Francisco, CA, USA and in my early 30s. I am planning a trip to Bryce Canyon in 2 months. That place is supposed have very less light pollution and is recommended for Astronomy/Stargazing. I have bought the Sky Safari 5 android app to get me started into astronomy and hopefully I will continue this as a hobby for a long time to come. I have decided to buy 10x50 bins and have found few of these below that are in my sub $99.99 range. I am looking for the best value for the $$ in this range. I will be carrying them in flight and will not be able to baby sit them. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/421389-REG/Bushnell_120150_10x50_Legacy_WP_Binocular.html - $84.99 - BaK-4 - Fully Multi Coated - Waterproof - Fogproof https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/917674-REG/celestron_71424_10x50_cavalry_binocular.html - $89.95 - BaK-4 - Fully Multi Coated - Waterproof - Fogproof - Nitrogen Filled https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1086598-REG/celestron_71362_10x50_landscout_binocular.html - $74.95 - BAK4 - Fully Multi Coated - Waterproof - Fogproof - Nitrogen Filled http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/binoculars/trooper-10-x-50-dps.html - $69.99 -($20 coupon) - BK-7 http://www.telescope.com/Binoculars/Astronomy-Binoculars/Orion-Scenix-10x50-Wide-Angle-Binoculars/pc/-1/c/5/sc/72/p/9333.uts - $102.99 - BAK-4 - Multi Coated (Considering because I read some reviews about quality optics and wider field of view) Please let me know your recommendations, if you have any. Thanks a lot
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