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Advice needed regarding starter bins

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A friend of mine is asking for a bit of help regarding starter bins, with the budget up to £100. 


Just got a pair of Olympus 10x50 but they arrived out of collimation so sent them back and he now considers going ever so slightly higher in magnification. Would a pair of 15x... make any sense, considering the tripod is a bit wobbly; however we are talking mainly indoors, terrestrial observing.


What would you recommend within this budget?


Thanks in advance for any input.



Posted this in the wrong section yesterday btw. Sorry. 

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15x70s would be the max you would go to without a monopod, tripod, etc. Strathspey Marine 10x50s are well regarded on SGL and would come in around the budget.  Most, if not everything on here is about things celestial; you might get more help on the terrestrial side of thngs here: http://www.birdforum.net/

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I used to own a pair of 15x70 Celestron bins.... They were a nice bit of kit, although they were heavy, and you knew that you were using them. It was pretty easy to hold them steady, but your arms will get tired quicker than a smaller pair. I preferred using the 15x70 compared to the 10x50.

It may be worth have a look through the bino discussion section, you may find something. Helpful in there.

http://stargazerslounge.com/forum/133-discussions-binoculars/

Keiran

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