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    Default Re: Binocular dilema



    hi and thanks
    I know these bins are only 10x50 but state that they have great light gathering capabilities...
    what do you guys think?

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    Default Re: Binocular dilema

    hi and thanks
    I know these bins are only 10x50 but state that they have great light gathering capabilities...
    what do you guys think?

    Orion UltraView 10x50 Wide-Angle Binoculars

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    Default Re: Binocular dilema

    The common 15x70 & 20x80 are flawed in design and lose/block the outer 10% lens diameter. Example ... 15x63.

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    Default Re: Binocular dilema

    Quote Originally Posted by j.gardavsky View Post
    Hello Sweettones,

    the aperture always wins, also under the light pollution.
    Under the suburban and urban skies, it is better to restrict the exit pupil (aperture divided by magnification) to the values around 4mm, but not higher than 5mm, in order to get some contrast.
    Here are the 12x50 (or 12x60), up to 20x80 (or 25x100) the best choice.

    Clear skies,

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    Default Re: Binocular dilema

    I've been using 25x100 binoculars for the last couple of years...on a tripod of course<required>, sadly, with no parallelogram... so it's literally a pain in the neck............ I just ordered some smaller 12x60 Oberwerks wide angle bino's so I can just lay back and ogle unimpeded...$30USD.. I had been looking at bino's in the 8 or 9x60mm range, but these were just so cheap I could not resist...If they are still too heavy to hand hold, I won't be out of much....

    yes, it's a fact....I'm pretty lazy....

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    Default Re: Binocular dilema

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweettones View Post
    Hi everyone
    what are your thoughts on binoculars for quick grab and go astronomy?
    I have a StarMax 90 telescope and looking at bins for quick set up etc.
    A lot of people recommend a good pair of 10x50s and I am torn between 10x50 or 15x70s.
    I've got a budget of around £120 and have found these bins with tripod for £120 and i can use the tripod for my telescope as well.

    Orion 15x70 Astronomical Binocular &amp; HD-F2 Tripod Bundle

    But for £120 I can purchase are really good pair of 10x50s that would cost more than the orion 15x70 on their own (£65)

    Orion Scenix 10x50 Wide-Angle Binoculars

    what are your thoughts? do i get 10x50s and a separate tripod to use with 10x50s even thought they can be hand held ?
    my skys are light polluted by the way

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    Default Re: Binocular dilema

    Im also a fan of the 15X70s. I know some have said they're harder to use without a tripod but I don't really feel like I have too much trouble with them. You can probably look online to compare how much they weigh and decide for your self.

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    I really like 10 x 50s for versatility and portability. They don't have quite the reach of 15 x 70s but they don't have the bulk either. Also, many people agree that the larger binoculars require a tripod for comfortable viewing.
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    I have both 16 X 50's and 20 X 80's. I mount them on a mirror mount on an Alt Az tripod. In this way, although you are looking DOWN (saving the "pain in the neck" ), the mirror is looking UP and you swivel it up and down while moving the tripod left and right. You can also adjust the tripod to the angle best suited for viewing. I use a chair and sit at the tripod, adjust it for best comfort and the start the show. It's my "Grab 'n Go" set up.

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