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Super Zenith 12×50

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Hi, I am extremely new to stargazing and want to start on it. I've been looking through some binoculars and found these. Anyone got any experience on how they perform? They are the Super Zenith 12×50. 

https://sg.carousell.com/p/273102679

This is the link to the aforementioned product.

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if you do decide to go for them, worth checking if they have the facility for a tripod mount before committing, some have a removable cap on the end of the central hinge that you can screw the mount into, makes it much easier if you decide you need this feature later. The alternate would be the adapter that fits on the central hinge bar. Also and importantly, check the optical alignment, are you seeing a well merged image across both eyes without eyestrain, esp if possible when looking at the stars.

In many ways if you can find a later type that is armoured and waterproof they'd serve you better in the long run for astro use I think, but a lot of the vintage japanese models are around at low prices and are of fairly decent build and performance for the money.

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On 21/02/2020 at 13:54, DaveL59 said:

if you do decide to go for them, worth checking if they have the facility for a tripod mount before committing, some have a removable cap on the end of the central hinge that you can screw the mount into

These don't. The removable cap covers a screw that holds the hinge together. A Kaiser clamp and an Opticron hinge clamp both work fine.

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Yeah wasn't sure as I do have a Zenith that has the tripod screw in the hinge end which I was surprised by, but other ones didn't. Hence thought it might be worth a mention just in case :) 

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