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Unboxing APM 16x70 ED


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Today I received my APM 16x70 ED binos direct from Germany :). Here are my unboxing photos...

Box as received via UPS

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Inside the outer box

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Removed from inner box

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Contents of binocular case

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End caps off!

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Photos down the lens

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All the bits & bobs...

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Quick test result...

I set the dioptre to match my perscription (-3 both sides) then I focused each eye individually while looking at a distant sign post.

I inspected the distant snow covered lakeland fells and they looked superb and clear :)

My wife came for a look, so we just set the dioptre to 0 both sides and she was able to read the distant sign post.

The binos are pretty lightweight considering their physical size. Its very hard to keep them still though so I will see how I get on tomorrow when my monopod is due to arrive from Amazon.

Looking forward to that!

Alan

 

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Just been out for a quick look at the moon. Wow. Impressed.

I never realised the moon showed so many features in binos!

Some lovely craters and shading details.

They are just a bit wobbly without a tripod, so I will try again with the monopod tomorrow...

The only downside so far appears to be the 70mm lens caps, they keep falling off :( I would expect better for £500. Now ordering  some Kaiser 85mm replacements...

Alan

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On 29/11/2017 at 16:47, alanjgreen said:

 

The only downside so far appears to be the 70mm lens caps, they keep falling off :( I would expect better for £500. Now ordering  some Kaiser 85mm replacements...

Alan

 

I wonder if the 85mm Kaiser lens caps will be a success Alan? My barrel ends measure just shy of 84mm? 

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1 minute ago, Damo636 said:

 

I wonder if the 85mm Kaiser lens caps will be a success Alan? My barrel ends measure just shy of 84mm? 

 

Better 1mm too big than too small :) I plan to add some "gorilla tape" around the inside of the rim (of the Kaiser caps) to reduce the size by the 1mm if needed.

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