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Hi all, After recovering from a knee replacement around 12 weeks ago, I've been having a steady amble around our local bootsales of a sunday and brought some more bins home with me!

 

A while ago I picked these Tasco 7x50 armoured set up for £5, More recently (Last weekend) I found these Dowling and Rowe 7x50 focus free and armoured for the same price, The fella said he'd been a while wondering how to focus them!!

 

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John 🙂

 

 

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You can never have too many pairs of bins. I've only got 5 or 6 pairs.

I'm holding out now until I find something like this at a boot sale:

https://www.altairastro.com/Altair-100mm-90-Giant-Astronomy-Binocular-18mm-UF-1.25-eyepieces.html

 Altair 100mm 90° Giant Observation Binoculars with 18mm UF eyepieces

If they don't come with a reasonable tripod I'll not be offering more than £25 :)

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1 hour ago, Paul M said:

You can never have too many pairs of bins. I've only got 5 or 6 pairs.

I'm holding out now until I find something like this at a boot sale:

https://www.altairastro.com/Altair-100mm-90-Giant-Astronomy-Binocular-18mm-UF-1.25-eyepieces.html

 Altair 100mm 90° Giant Observation Binoculars with 18mm UF eyepieces

If they don't come with a reasonable tripod I'll not be offering more than £25 :)

WOW!! Those look the Biz! 😍

I've never counted but I think I must have around 50 bino's now!!


John 🙂

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1 hour ago, johnbaz said:

I've never counted but I think I must have around 50 bino's now!!

Ok, I say you can never have too many but maybe you're getting close? :laughing4:

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22 hours ago, Paul M said:

You can never have too many pairs of bins. I've only got 5 or 6 pairs.

I'm holding out now until I find something like this at a boot sale:

https://www.altairastro.com/Altair-100mm-90-Giant-Astronomy-Binocular-18mm-UF-1.25-eyepieces.html

 Altair 100mm 90° Giant Observation Binoculars with 18mm UF eyepieces

If they don't come with a reasonable tripod I'll not be offering more than £25 :)

I reviewed that for the Nov 2016 Sky at Night mag. Very nice binocular!

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I have seen pictures of online of people who I would consider “have a problem” when it comes to binocular number... 50 is still safe! I am around a dozen, though some are specials, some are now superseded with better models and some were bought to keep family members off the good stuff! The larger angled Astro bins are very nice... APM, Oberwerk. Make very nice two eyed daytime spotting scopes. With wide astro eyepieces you can get very wide and pretty much sharp to the edge performance. Not handheld of course (>4kg) and somewhat more costly that the normal straight thru models.

 

Peter

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