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    Default revelation 20X80 bino's



    well they arrived today around 17.35 uk time.
    i wasn't expecting them at that time but better late
    than never.
    they came well packaged,with no parcel damage,so
    that was pleasing.
    these bino's are big!!!

    they come with a hard case,straps and tripod adapter.
    once unpacked,i had a few minutes in daylight with them.
    one thing for sure,i'm getting a tripod,i couldn't hand hold them
    for too long.
    they have fold up rubber cups and plenty of eye relief,so anyone
    wearing glasses(i do sometimes),will be well at home with them.
    they are branded revelation,which is infact gso,so the optics are
    of good heritage,and using them in daylight,i am impressed
    already.very crisp images,with no distortion that i could detect.
    i really want to use these tonight,but............
    you guessed it,plenty of clouds(must have escaped from the box without me noticing!!).
    i'm hoping they will clear up in the small hours so i can get
    out and put them through their paces.
    if my first impressions are right(and i think they are),i have got
    the bargain of the year with these.
    they retail for between £85-£90 here in the uk,plus p&p.
    i paid £50 all in,as they were an ex display model.
    almost half price and never used!!!
    reading other reviews give them a great rating aswell.
    watch this space for their proper first light and my impressions
    of them for astro work.
    clear skies,
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    Thanks Andy. I look forward to hearing your first light.

    Jeff

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    Congrats Andy to your new binoculars, and enjoy them very much.

    Looking forward to your binocular reports

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    Congrats, Andy !

    I'm also hoping for clearer skies tonight so, fingers crossed !!!

    Looking forward to read your first light with them
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    Hi Andy,

    I am surprised that they came with a hard case - I assumed they would be in some flimsy nylon shell. When you say hard case, do you mean like an aluminum box without cut-out foam and buckles to secure the lid, or is it a more robust version (leather-like with cardboard backing) of the soft nylon cases? Thanks,

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    more like the latter buddy.
    it has velcro straps inside to secure them with a latch fitting.
    it is robust and strong however,not the flimsy types that you
    see.
    my bad for the confusion
    clear skies,

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    You will enjoy using them , on a tripod Andy. Great bino's, even at the proper retail price. Moon looks great in them, as does M45, you will see Jupiters Moons as well.

    Clear Skies

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    Hi, I'm yet to make my purchase and I may well go for the Rev 20 x 80 instead of 15 x 70. What do you think they will reveal as compared with 10 x 50 and 15 x 70?
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    Hi Andy,
    How've you been getting on with your Revelation 20x80s? Have you seen Jupiter yet, what detail do you get? Can you tell me what other sights you've enjoyed and how they have improved your viewing with bins in your experience?
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    Very nice Binoc Andy !
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