Re: New to astronomy and just purchased large bino's
I would return them ASAP because it is clear if you don't like them from the get go things will only get worst. But, the solution will probably be a set of higher quality binoculars and that will mean more money for them. I'm currently floating around some ideas about what to buy and trying to do that within a fair price point. Hayneedle has a sale of 10% off Zhumells until the 30th, so if I want to buy Zhumells now is the time. However, the two they have listed limits my choices with the 25x100 having all the magnification I would need for binoculars, but at the astonishing weight of 10.1 lbs. I like the fact its argon purged, individual eyepiece focusers, nice case, etc, but the weight is a deal breaker since I like to hand hold binoculars for at least a short while for brief "looks". The second set are substancially cheaper and hence the overall build and features reflects that. They are 20x80s, having enough magnification but with center focus, no argon purging, no case and whatever else it lacks tells me for only $99 or around $90 free shipping with the discount I'm asking for subsequent issues with performance. I heard somewhere, "you get what you pay for" and this product may be the poster child of that old saying. The massive 25x100s have that caveman appeal to them, but beauty is skin deep.
CPC 1100 w/f6.3 reducer, ADM knobs & WO focuser, Coronado PST, Orion by Vixen 102, ES AR152,
SV70ED (last new one in the world), Orion mini 50 guider w/helical focuser, 7x50, 12x60, 20x80, 15x70 binocs,
JS binoviewers, CGEM w/Orion pier, ES 4.7mm, 6.7mm, 18mm, 28mm, TeleVue Delos 14mm.
Accessories: Phottix wireless timer/remote, Orion sky glow imaging filter, Canon T4i, Canon 20Da, EF 50mm 1.8, EF 70-200mm f/4L, 1.4X teleconverter, PS CS5, DMK 21AU04 AS CCD
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