Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

FLO

Helios 2x40 Starfield Binoculars

Recommended Posts

If you have ever wanted a Japanese-made Vixen SG 2.1x42 widefield binocular but didn't like the price, you will like this 🙂 

Helios have released a very similar product at a significantly lower price. Only £89! 

Helios 2x40 Star Field Binoculars

helios_2x40_starfield_binocular.jpg.79c32612763ec99be587b9abf357a214.jpg

The low 2x magnification and multicoated optics provide huge, bright, high contrast views of the night sky. Perfect for observing the Milky Way and star fields. I like them, but binoculars like these are undeniably a Marmite product. 

They are not like regular binoculars. They use a modified Galilean optical system so do not have a clearly defined circular field and the viewing area is not sharp and flat to the edge. That is not what they are designed for. Indeed I am not sure they should even be called a binocular. They occupy ground somewhere between spectacles and binocular. Perhaps they are best described as a visual aid. 

They do however provide wonderful views of the night sky. Everything is easier to see and appreciate vs naked eye, whether you view from a city or under a dark sky, and they cost only around the same as a decent eyepiece. So we recommend them 🙂 

Steve 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This post really worked because they are allready out of stock!

EDIT: Sorry, I clicked on the Vixen link, and it were them that were out of stock!

Edited by gorann
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been looking at the Vixens for a long time but held back from purchasing because of their price. These could very well become a part of my inventory some time in the future;)

Thanks for stocking!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, gorann said:

This post really worked because they are allready out of stock!

Not sure where you are looking. We have plenty of stock 🙂 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, gorann said:

This post really worked because they are allready out of stock!

Still says 24 available on my end:icon_scratch:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Victor Boesen said:

Still says 24 available on my end:icon_scratch:

That is 24x 🙂 

 

726995971_Screenshot2020-09-25at12_34_04pm.png.f916317fdce927c0a5c2c0ee5befc364.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just edited my post - I had clicked on the Vixen link. I have just added the Helios to my basket and am going to the checkout!

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have removed the Vixen link from my post 🙂 

Thank-you for your order. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, I've been umm and ahhh'ing over something like these for a while.  I do enjoy scanning the sky with naked eye, so a little oomph sounds perfect.  Mixed reviews in another thread kept me on the fence but it's worth a punt at this price point.  Ordered.

Edited by geeklee
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, FLO said:

That is 24x

@FLO Love the fact that your stock system, now shows the exact stock level for a product... very helpful, thanks 👍

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Anyone that purchased these that has had an opportunity to get a first light with them? Would love to know some more about their performance!

Edited by Victor Boesen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
36 minutes ago, Victor Boesen said:

Anyone that purchased these that has had an opportunity to get a first light with them? Would love to know some more about their performance!

I started a thread about them a few weeks back. It got deflected by those who were thinking of making their own version but there might be some useful information in it:

I have not as yet purchased or used any of these.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, John said:

I started a thread about them a few weeks back. It got deflected by those who were thinking of making their own version but there might be some useful information in it:

I have not as yet purchased or used any of these.

Thanks John, definitely useful information;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

Ă—
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.