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Any recommended 12x60's for £100?


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Looking to get a set of 12x60's but due to a severe lack of work over the last year I am in a restricted budget of about £100.

They will mainly be getting used for terrestrial viewing on the boat more then for astronomy.

Any advice? 

Thanks.

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personally i use 7x 50 binos on the boat. steadier view.  i have russian zomz i got on ebay. dont let the price or the name put you off. very good indeed.

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17 minutes ago, Steve Clay said:

Think you will struggle with 12x60 on a boat. I use 10x40 when sailing.

Steve

What makes you say that?

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Like the others, I'd keep the magnification right down for viewing from a boat. The alternative would be image stabilized binoculars but clearly not on a budget since they're expensive.

Olly

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5 hours ago, popeye85 said:

What makes you say that?

The size/weight of the binocular will be hard to hold steady on a moving/ rocking boat. Also the magnification will exaggerate any motion. 10x50 is really the maximum for hand held on a boat.

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I think the superior low light capabilities of 7x50s are also beneficial at sea and around the coast.

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There aren't many 12x60 binoculars available.  I have a 12x60 model with garish ruby coatings, my recommendation would be to NOT buy one of these!      🙂

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We can hold X20 binoculars quite steadily if we mount them on a triangular frame with handgrips on the bottom.

I made a frame from aluminium tubing and it works well with the 25X70 bins.

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