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    Default Binocular doubler



    I searched some old threads to see if there was any information on this and couldn't seem to come up with much. I was browsing through binoculars on ebay as I'm prone to do in moments of boredom and a suggested link was the Vortex 2x doubler, essentially a Barlow for binoculars. I have a multitude of binoculars and it says it will fit over most twist up style eye cups, not just Vortex brand, so I was wondering if anyone has experience with these and if they're worth the investment. What I specifically had in mind was using it with my 25x80 Steiner observers and/or my 16x50 Nikon action ex's since I tend to grab those on nights I don't feel like setting up the scope. I love both pairs of binos for expansive view astronomy, but on those occasions when I want a little more oomph, in theory this doubler idea sounds nifty. Any input folks?

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    Default Re: Binocular doubler

    I have no experience with one myself, but it is only used on one side turning it into a kind of spotting scope. You can't use two as the images will not merge. And it seems to be picky about what binoculars it will work with as it will not work with some. You would definitely have to have the binoculars mounted with the added magnification.

    It might be kind of cool, but I think the practicality of it would soon hit home and it would see little use. For what it offers, I would much rather just get a spotting scope.
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