allworlds Posted November 24, 2022 Share Posted November 24, 2022 I previously owned cheap 10x"50"s (the sort that are really more like 10x40) that went out of collimation. I now want something a bit higher quality and I fancy dropping down to 8x40 for a bit less weight and shakes and a bit more field of view. I anticipate using them for scouting star hops and panning the Milky Way more than for hunting specific faint fuzzies. I've budgeted £75-125, plan to try them out before I buy, and am looking out for Black Friday deals (although here in the UK the "deals" are mediocre, it's more like Light Grey Friday...) Celestron Nature DX 8x42, Celestron Outland X 8x42, Pentax SP 8x40, Olympus 8x40 S, Opticron Adventurer II WP 8x42. The Pentax and Olympus advertise a great 8.2 degree field but I wear glasses for astigmatism so I'm not sure about the eye relief on them. Hence the others which advertise longer eye relief. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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