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    Quote Originally Posted by psonice View Post
    Well, have a quick play first and let us know what you think They might have unexpectedly improved the design enough for it to be decent, and it's worth remembering that one person's awful is another's excellent
    I have only just got home from work and I tried them very quickly. I live about 1 mile from Calton Hill and use Nelson's monument at night as a "test" for my scope. I can see it clearly in quite a bit of detail. I couldn't get even close to a sharp view through the binoculars at any zoom! Could see a shape and that it was lit but no definition at all. As I'll probably use them at night, I think this test tells me I'm going to be frustrated using them. I didn't expect much for the price but I think Canon Pete is probably right, they aren't that great and will probably end up being lost at the back of the cupboard. I'm going to put my £14.99 to better use!

    That's my opinion.

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    See if you can return them Carol . The Bressars are far far better, Bak 4 makes a huge difference. Wait till they get in at the stores , buy them.
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    Well, I ended up going to lidl anyway as we needed a few things, so I bought a pair on the basis that I'd return them if they're not up to scratch. I suspect that I'm going to keep them

    That said, I've only had a look at the night sky so far (it turned cold today, snowed like a blizzard for about 20 minutes and since then it's finally cleared up!). I was able to get the stars well focused, and I can see a lot more stars than naked eye. The zoom works pretty well - it zooms in smoothly, and doesn't actually need re-focusing at all it seems. Orion was out so I had a look at that. Found it easily - a little cloud of light around the stars. Zoomed in it was actually clearer - I suspect these will outperform my scope for DSOs, although maybe I need a lower power EP (lowest I have is 20mm, orion is fairly big but dim). They're very well built too - very solid construction, and everything that moved felt like it'd last a good while. The lens covers are a little loose though, and the bag is kind of good but too big.

    The downside to the zoom is that the viewing angle is low when at low magnification, but it's wide enough for me to find my way around ok I think. I'll give them a go in daylight tomorrow before making my mind up - it'll probably be either "take them back" or "buy another pair for use as a guide scope", although the weight might be a bit high for that.

    If I keep them and the 10x50 bressers come back in (I suspect they've replaced them with these, but we'll have to see - problem with lidl is they only sell these things once a year, and only for a week) then I bet I can sell these and not lose much money. Not that £15 is much in the first place

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    With Lidl I suspect it's the luck of the draw, you seem to have picked a better pair than mine! They were definitely worth a punt at £14.99 but for me they're not keepers.

    Hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of yours.

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    I went to Lidl yesterday morning to buy a pair of these. I am pretty familiar with using binoculars and so I decided to make sure I had a look through them before I bought them. I'm glad I did.
    I tried about 7 pairs before I gave up. I just could not get the images to merge in any of the pairs I tired. The view was awful because of this. Nothing worse than not being able to get the two images to merge into a nice tight circle.
    In several pairs I tired too, the left hand image had a rather disturbing ghosting going on, I think maybe one of the prisms was out of line. In any case, I wasn't impressed. These binoculars would be very frustrating to use.
    I do hope others who bought them got a good pair.

    I did buy the 10x50 Bressers a couple of years back and the Bresser microscope. They aren't bad at all.

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    My previous post said 10x30 's , a typo , which should have read 10x50 's ! ( Bressers )

    They are far far superior IMHO than the talked about zooms.
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    Either I've been very lucky, or I'm in for a nasty surprise when I try them in daylight

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    nope, I've been very lucky! The image is bright and sharp in the daylight too. I can imagine better binoculars, but for £15 I'm really pleased with these

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    Quote Originally Posted by psonice View Post
    nope, I've been very lucky! The image is bright and sharp in the daylight too. I can imagine better binoculars, but for £15 I'm really pleased with these
    Well done. I'm glad you're happy with them. Sounds like you got your £15 worth!!

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    Deff does mate ! Must be the luck of he draw.
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