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    Default Good 20x80 or 25x100 Binos?



    Hello everybody,

    I am very confused right now with all these binocular brands, as a good brand name i was about to go for Celestron, but after reading some reviews i am totally confused. I need a good binocular 20x80 or 25x100 i can invest up to $250 and may be i can push a little bit. I need a very good one with water proof & without double vision and of course with a good clarity. For me quality matters a lot, i want to see the nebula and and the planets, i have a very good Manfrotto camera tripod so mounting & weight is not an issue. Please give me some good binocular references.
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    hi and welcome to the forums.
    i have revelation 20X80's.
    they also have 25X100's available too.
    whilst they are not the top end stuff(alot more expensive),
    they are surprisingly good for the price.
    other,more bino experienced will also offer some good
    options i'm sure.
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    Do you have a telescope? That could make a difference your decision which bino's you want to get. I have three pairs of biono's, 10x25's, 15x60's, and 25x100's. My scope gives me 1.6 degrees at 31x fitting most dso's fairly well, and the 10x25's give me around 8 degrees of view, the 25x100's give me about a 2 degree view but are hard to hold and require tripod for looking more than about 5 seconds or I get too shaky. I'm considering the Vixen 10x50 binocs for the wide field views and not much need for a tripod with the low weight. Just another product for you to check out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheeku View Post
    Hello everybody,

    I am very confused right now with all these binocular brands, as a good brand name i was about to go for Celestron, but after reading some reviews i am totally confused. I need a good binocular 20x80 or 25x100 i can invest up to $250 and may be i can push a little bit. I need a very good one with water proof & without double vision and of course with a good clarity. For me quality matters a lot, i want to see the nebula and and the planets, i have a very good Manfrotto camera tripod so mounting & weight is not an issue. Please give me some good binocular references.
    Thanks,
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    Hello Cheeku,

    most of the 20x80 and 25x100 binoculars on todays markets come from one and the same factory in China, besides some cheap 20x80, I would not recommend. They are all good for the deep sky objects, however, because of the fast achromatic lenses (around f/4), they are not suitable for the planetary observations.

    Check out those at Garrett's Optical:
    Gemini® Waterproof Mk II Series Specifications

    Garrett® Gemini 20x80 WP-CF Mk II Binocular

    The Signature Series binoculars are excellent for the money, but more expensive, more bulky and more heavy.

    Hoping to have helped you

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    I have a pair of Zhumell's 25x100, they fall in your price range and I love the views, They are heavy as expected and require a good mount and tripod set up

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    Thanks everyone for you suggestions, i have shortlisted Garrett and Oberwerk, i will buy anyone of this in 20x80. I want to explore the sky before i buy a telescope. ;-)

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    Zhumell will not lead you astray! I certainly reccomend them
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    Hi cheeku,

    One of the big differences between a Garrett and a Zhumell is the quality control - all Garrett binos are supposed to go through a 14-point inspection before they leave, whereas Zhumell can be hit-and-miss in terms of collimation (from what I have heard). Anyway, customer service might be something you are interested in...

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    Hi sneeds,
    For me quality is important than brand, i don't keep running behind the service guys once i receive my product so i opted for Garrett's or Oberwerk. I will go for Garrett's. Thanks or your reply..
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    Default Re: Good 20x80 or 25x100 Binos?

    Zhumel's 20x80 is perfect.

 

 

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