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Helios apollo for sale cheap on Fleabay

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I see there are some Helios Apollo Bins on ebay. A rare event! But they are "slightly out of collimation" any one know if it`s an easy job to collimate binoculars? There are bids on them. The same seller has other Helios binoculars also needing collimation for sale. Must have bought a job lot from somewhere!!

Any thoughts?

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They might be easily recollimated but if so why hasn't the seller had them fixed themselves. I'd be very wary of buying ....even if they are a bargain price.

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They might be easily recollimated but if so why hasn't the seller had them fixed themselves. I'd be very wary of buying ....even if they are a bargain price.

i doubt this seller knows much about fixing binos. I reckon he just sells them, as he has a few for sale all with collimation problems. Must have bought them job lot.

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They might be easily recollimated but if so why hasn't the seller had them fixed themselves. I'd be very wary of buying ....even if they are a bargain price.

Seconded.

i doubt this seller knows much about fixing binos. I reckon he just sells them, as he has a few for sale all with collimation problems. Must have bought them job lot.

Hmmm.  A job lot you reckon?

In that case, I suggest that they are very likely to be factory seconds. If the factory couldn't fix them (and sell them for full price) then I'd doubt an amateur could.

Personally, I wouldn't risk buying second rate astro kit.

Good kit will last and be used for a lifetime. And the stars will still be there whilst you  we save up for it :smiley:

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they are already at £80 and this will no doubt rise further. you'd get a good used pair in collimation for £170-200 max. I'd buy the latter I think although in truth I'd buy neither and get a small newt. I find bins very uncomfortable.

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Seconded.

Hmmm.  A job lot you reckon?

In that case, I suggest that they are very likely to be factory seconds. If the factory couldn't fix them (and sell them for full price) then I'd doubt an amateur could.

Personally, I wouldn't risk buying second rate astro kit.

Good kit will last and be used for a lifetime. And the stars will still be there whilst you  we save up for it :smiley:

You are quite right! Not worth the punt .

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