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    Permafocus? I believe that means you can't focus the Bushnell model you mentioned. I don't think you would want binos you can't focus.

    Don't be too afraid of the collimation problems sometimes reported for the Celestron Skymaster 15x70. Many people don't have those problems, and for those who do, the binos can sometimes be fixed using the adjustment screws provided, to bring the prisms back into alignment. I bought them last month when they were $50 (but > $60 now from Amazon), and I think they're a very good deal (though I have little experience with binos). I'm not seeing any collimation problem with my pair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GriffinBF View Post
    So.. off the top of my head I could say many folks buy Pentax PCF's, Nikon Action Extremes, etc.
    When I looked up these models on UK sites, they didn't translate in cost to what we pay here. They are just generally more expensive in the UK.
    You definately would not be dissapointed with those models, but maybe someone in the UK that reads this will suggest equally valid options.. that don't bust your price point?
    Pentax is too expensive... in amazon.co.uk they are ~100£ and thats is what I've dedicated for binos+tripod. Same with Nikon I think I'll go with Celestron binos and see how it goes...

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    I got these coming today or tomorrow -

    Zhumell 20x80 SuperGiant Astronomical Binoculars - Binoculars at Binoculars

    Dont see how I could go wrong, for the price, I have smaller bino's...thought I would give these a shot, with a tri-pod.

    If you havent got anything yet, I'll let you know how these are.

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    congrats on getting new binos! lucky guys im looking for a pair to get my wife, she hates my mounts and scope so i have to get something she can use to take easy peeks at the sky while im doing more serious work :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davy Jones View Post
    I got these coming today or tomorrow -

    Zhumell 20x80 SuperGiant Astronomical Binoculars - Binoculars at Binoculars

    Dont see how I could go wrong, for the price, I have smaller bino's...thought I would give these a shot, with a tri-pod.

    If you havent got anything yet, I'll let you know how these are.
    I've already ordered Celestron binos from amazon, they have great returns policy so let me know how you are liking your binos and I'll decide what to do

    EDIT: I've done some research on UK websites and I couldn't find zhumell binos...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davy Jones View Post
    Dont see how I could go wrong, for the price, ...
    Neither do I. They sound very nice (though heavy). For others who may be interested, I ran across this thread on CN: Zhumell 20x80 discussion.
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