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jango fett

what binoculars do you own

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Helios Apollo High Resolution 15x70 & Helios Naturesport-Plus 10x50 . Both very good. Just got to get a mount for the apollos and I'd say they will going to take some beating then when mounted. They are very good now. Both are.

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Really must look at getting me some Helios Apollo's. They would most definitely have to be the most spoken of and regarded kit on this whole forum!

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Getting to really like using my new Williams Optics 10x50s. Had a bit of a false start with the Barr & Stroud 10x50ED (discussed elsewhere) which was a shame because they are very good, The strange thing is that until now - if I could use binoculars without my specs I would - but the WOs  are so good to use with my specs its no longer an issue! I think its because the eyepiece lens' are set in a bit - it just works well for me - plus, of  course the eyepieces are huge which also helps. The WOs (smaller brother/sister to the BA8 Helios Apollo 15x70s) are just so nice and easy to use and the optics are very good making the most of the 6+ field of view.  Definitely a good buy.

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I was outside the other day/evening with my pair of 10X50 Bresser which i bought in Lidl for about £18. I'm still blown away with the quality and clarity of image that these bins have. Absolutely must be the best astronomy bargain i have ever gotten.

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I have one good binocular.   I bought them for birding and spotting wildlife with but have had them out to look skyward and they are very good.   In very low light, I can still see in the shadows and make things out.

Mine are the Nikon 8x32 LX Venturer model from about 8 years ago.    Small, lightweight and they have very good glass in them.

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Nikon Action EX 8x40 CF Binoculars and a cheap pair of 10x50s that I will probably get rid of at some stage.

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I have my old tasco 8x30, the Lidl 10x50s and the pair I use the most my Helios 15x70s

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Celestron 15x70s, Pentax 6.5x21s (close focus for macro) and a Bresser Sprite 10x50 monocular (surprisingly good!).

Chris

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I have a pair of Bresser 10x50 that I got from Lidl 5 or 6 years ago. Last week I bought a pair of Zeiss conquest HD 8x42. I always thought the Bresser's were fantastic until I looked through the Zeiss!

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My beloved Canon is 15 x 50s

Life keepers, in fact i want them to be buried with me so i can use them in the afterlife  :laugh:

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I have 10x50 Olympus' just purchased a pair of orion 20x80 with heavy duty tripod expect the tripod will come in handy with both pairs though!

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Nikon Aculon 10x50, incredibly sharp and bright for $120 Canadian, not waterproof but astronomy sucks in a rainstorm anyway!

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Just received my first bins yesterday- Celestron 20x80's with a Horizon Heavy Duty tripod. Haven't had a chance to use them yet, since the local area is foggy enough to look like a Stephen King novel right now.

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Opticron Imagic TGA 10x50; before that, various cheaper/larger, all of which were rendered redundant by the Opticrons. These go with me on any trip where there's the slightest chance of clear dark skies.

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Revelation 15x70's for me for my first forays in to the night sky. Once I'm happy that this is something I'll stick and progress further with I will then invest in a scope/mount and other AP paraphernalia and more than likely upgrade the bins too :-)

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Nice threesome Michael, the little guy is well dwarfed by the other two!

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Hello everyone,

I have a pair of Nikon 10x50 binoculars (6.5 degree field of view) and I think they're nifty. 

P.S. I'm happy to see there is a binocular section on the forum.

- Kainushi

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Helios field master 7 x 50 , wish I'd got the 10 x 50 but probably not that much different .

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