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Hi guys, first time posting on here. 

I've searched to see if anyone has already asked this question but couldn't find anything.

 

I have a pair of cheap 10x50s already and enjoy them but am looking to get some 7x50s now for a slightly wider fov. I have a very limited budget of £50. I've seen the celestron cometron which seem respectable. 

 

Does anyone have any experience with these binoculars or any advice on other binoculars in a similar price range that might be a better choice.

 

Thanks, Adam

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personally i wouldnt buy new bins for £50.  i bought a pair of used 7x50 zomz on ebay that i use at sea. they are very good a lot better by far than what youll get for 50 new.  from past experience i would recommend  them. hope this helps. paul.

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Agree. You will not be impressed with the Celestron 'Cometrons'. They use the cheaper Bak7 prisms and the field of view is smaller, even though you will see more in that fov due to the smaller magnification. I had a pair for while and I'm sorry to say, but they were like toy binoculars. However, for £50 I picked up a new pair of Revelation 8x42 roof prisms with green rubber armour, like bird watching bins, and they are actually superb. Can't fault them, very pleased and the views are amazing. I think they retail for more than what I paid and the £50 was an end of stock deal. You can pick up a pair of vintage 'made in Japan' 7x50 binos off fleabay for £20 or there abouts and the optics will be smart as long as they're clean and undamaged, but they are quite chunky and heavy. I got some Vixen 7x50s for £16 and they're a great optic but heavy. I prefer my Ultima 7x42s, nice and light.

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3 hours ago, Franklin said:

Agree. You will not be impressed with the Celestron 'Cometrons'. They use the cheaper Bak7 prisms and the field of view is smaller, even though you will see more in that fov due to the smaller magnification. I had a pair for while and I'm sorry to say, but they were like toy binoculars. However, for £50 I picked up a new pair of Revelation 8x42 roof prisms with green rubber armour, like bird watching bins, and they are actually superb. Can't fault them, very pleased and the views are amazing. I think they retail for more than what I paid and the £50 was an end of stock deal. You can pick up a pair of vintage 'made in Japan' 7x50 binos off fleabay for £20 or there abouts and the optics will be smart as long as they're clean and undamaged, but they are quite chunky and heavy. I got some Vixen 7x50s for £16 and they're a great optic but heavy. I prefer my Ultima 7x42s, nice and light.

 

13 hours ago, apaulo said:

personally i wouldnt buy new bins for £50.  i bought a pair of used 7x50 zomz on ebay that i use at sea. they are very good a lot better by far than what youll get for 50 new.  from past experience i would recommend  them. hope this helps. paul.

Thanks for the replies. I'm wary of buying 2nd hand off ebay or similar sites as I've been bitten before buying 2nd hand. 

 

I got some but they were out of collimation or alignment and the screws to adjust were rounded off so they were pretty much useless. I will have to see if there are any I can go and look through first before buying.

 

Thanks for the replies, Adam

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