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what binoculars do you own

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I've got a number of pairs from some nice little 8x30 Zeiss to 15x70's. I've owned them up to 25x100 but those were just too unwieldy for my taste.

As twotter says it's probably the 10x50's that get used the most though.

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10x50 Bresser, 10x50 Opticron Elite, 10x80 German ww2, 25x102 self built, 50x150 self built, 50x300 (reflecting) self built.

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8x42's mainly.

Have 15x50's but planets bounce round too much.

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i use a pair of meade 10x50's and a pair of celestron 25x70's

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I use Ziess jena 10x50 fab binos 15x80 Opticron15x80 Oberwerk 10x60 marines

Doug

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I have 15x70s but mainly use 12x40s as they are clearer and easier to hold.

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i used to have 10x50 and passed them on to my dad when i got my 15x70, and i love them :rolleyes:

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Alder Optiks 10x50 paid twenty pounds for them can't go wrong with them for that money, got some great views of them...

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I have a set of Lidl-Special Meade 10x50s, and a set of free TS 15x70. I use both of these on a tripod - makes a really huge difference to views. Sometimes I use the tripod as a monopod and that can often be enough to steady things to get good views.

In the past I've had a set of 10-25x60 zooms (given to my GF's parents). I also had set of 8-15x50 zooms which I had for years and those gave pretty good views under dark skies when I was living under really dark skies.

I'd like to have a set of 20x100 on a proper parallelogram mount with a garden recliner for luxurious reclining and easy views :rolleyes:

Though if I was a lottery winner, I'd be seriously thinking about the JMI binocular scopes - those look really nice.

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I only have a pair of Celestron 15x70s, I can hand hold them for a short while but they need to be supported by a tripod to get the best out of them.

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i have 10x50s which are good unsupported. Also have 15x70s which are great but very difficult to use unless im laid on recliner. if i had to choose 1 it would be the 10x50s

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I reach for my Nikon 7x35s first... they were a bargain £49.00 deal off eBay with their 9.3 degree FOV. I also am another of the Lidl Meade 10x50 owners, bought years ago when they were a tenner a pair.

I had a trial with Helios Apollo 10.5x70s which whilst optically excellent, were too heavy not to be tripod mounted for me, therefore not worthwhile compared to the 15X70 Apollo - which are the same weight.

Currently looking at better quality, brighter 10x50s and can't decide which to buy. It seems that most of the ones with the best optical qualities are individual focus rather than ZCF and based on my experience with the Apollo 10.5x70s I would prefer centre focus - the Apollos were so stiff and awkward to use. I'll be watching with interest the other posts here to get some ideas :rolleyes:

Jenna

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well well it is the 10 x 50s coming out on top and a smattering of 15 x 70s and few others wheres the heavy bins owners ?:rolleyes:

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I have about six pairs of Lidl specials (10x50's) all dotted around the house, ready to grab at a moments notice. Should get myself a proper pair of binos but I have found that these cheap things actually pretty good and I don't have to worry about dropping them, standing on them or even losing them - all of which sums up my general observing method!

James

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I'm very happy with my 15x70s, but they really do need supporting on something to get a good view. Without a tripod or some other form of support I reckon 10x50s could well be a better bet.

James

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I have about six pairs of Lidl specials (10x50's)

do they still sell these?

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I have about six pairs of Lidl specials (10x50's) all dotted around the house, ready to grab at a moments notice. Should get myself a proper pair of binos but I have found that these cheap things actually pretty good and I don't have to worry about dropping them, standing on them or even losing them - all of which sums up my general observing method!

James

6 pairs :rolleyes: so thats why i cant get any :);)

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I have a pair of Jap, Carlton Adlerblick 10x50, superb optics, also 15x70 Celestrons, will be in the market for 25x100 when I have finished my parallelogram mount :rolleyes:

John.

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