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kev100

Helios Mistral WP3 42mm Binoculars

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Hi there,

I was thinking of getting these as a last minute stocking filler for my wife, and wondered f anyone had any experience with them. They'll be for general use (not just astro) ...

Cheers,

Kev.

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Hi Kev, Not that particular model, but a friend whose opinion I greatly value has the 10x50 for "mostly-garden, bit of astronomy" use and is very pleased with them. The 8x42s focus even closer.

HTH

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Thanks Steve. Do you have any idea of how flat the field is/isn't, how much peripheral distortion or CA there might be? I appreciate that for the price they won't be perfect ...

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No, I don't know, I'm afraid. My friend uses his mainly for butterfly identification, so I guess CA must be acceptable, at least on-axis.

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