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    Default looking 8x56 bino.



    Hello,
    After the disappointment with a small 30mm and 3.78mm pupil now looking for information of a larger pupil (and like large pupils) and a larger lens, that's why I thought of a good and manageable 8x56 with good field, which you can recommend ? Is it worth this size or better a 10x70 model?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: looking 8x56 bino.

    Hello Pluton,

    both the 8x56 and 10x70 (10.5x70) are worth of considering for quite serious astronomy observations.

    Since a short time, I have the Docter Nobilem 8x56 Porro binoculars, and they are really great, leaving on the Milky Way even the Swarovski 8.5x42 behind. The Docter Nobilem Porros are discontinued, but some vendors still have them and put them on the eBay and Amazon, https://www.amazon.de/dp/B07L5MZ2CW?...22e533c86b6efd

    Regarding the 10x70 (10.5x70), I have both the Nikon Astroluxe and the old TS Marine (BA8 from Kunming).
    Teleskop Express offers now an ED upgrade, https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop...-Fuellung.html

    Best,

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    Default Re: looking 8x56 bino.

    A lot of binoculars have an internal stop/aperture that manufactures don't tell you about. I own the Oberwerk LW 15x70, but it really is a 15x62. They are good binoculars that showed me M104/Sombrero galaxy from a bortle green zone. I should have gotten the Oberwerk LW 11x70. Sixty two divided by eleven would have given me a 5.6mm exit pupil. A lot brighter than the 4.3mm exit pupil I am getting with the 15x70/15x62 LW. The Oberwerk LW 11x70 may not have an internal stop like the 15x70. If so that will give you an exit pupil of 6.3mm. You can call Oberwerk and ask them. They gave me the accurate numbers on the 15x70 without a problem. You will need a tripod. I use the Orion Tritech II tripod and Barska mount with my LW 15x70.

    https://oberwerk.com/product/11x70mm...ht-binoculars/

    https://www.amazon.com/Orion-Tritech...gateway&sr=8-1

    https://www.amazon.com/BARSKA-AF1054...gateway&sr=8-3
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    Default Re: looking 8x56 bino.

    I've been happy with my Celestron SkyMaster 8x56, but now, with more experience, I'd buy again from Oberwerk instead, for better assurance that I get a good instrument.
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    Default Re: looking 8x56 bino.

    My Oberwerk 8x56s are excellent! I would buy them again with absolutely NO reservation. I bought them to replace my old 10x50s and am extremely happy with them.
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