Binoculars - 12x50 Sport Series (Ref. 7DAY12X50) - VERY LIMITED SPECIAL ! £13.99 Delivered @ 7dayshop - HotUKDeals
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Extra Powerful 12x magnification with 50mm objective lenses for clear, crisp and sharp viewing
Superb quality multi coated glass lenses with Bak-4 high-index-prisms for an extra bright image even in low light.
Multi Lens coatings to improve contrast and optical clarity
Durable and hard wearing non-slip rubber coated body
Smooth centre focus wheel with individual eyepiece diopter adjustment on right hand side.
Fold down eyecups for spectacle wearers
Supplied with protecting black nylon case and four lens caps, neck strap and even a lens cleaning cloth too !
Weight 780g - Height 18cm (approx. 7 inches)
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#3
ordered thanks
#4
Dirt cheap binoculars. Can;t imagine they're very good quality and they're too big to carry around (and too powerful to hold steady easily) but for occasional use at home (looking at the moon, watching birds in the back garden, spying on the neighbours...) it seems like a good deal.
#5
inicholson
Dirt cheap binoculars. Can;t imagine they're very good quality and they're too big to carry around (and too powerful to hold steady easily) but for occasional use at home (looking at the moon, watching birds in the back garden, spying on the neighbours...) it seems like a good deal.
they are very good quality they have "multi coated glass lenses with Bak-4 high-index-prisms"
They are too big to carry? not really mate they come with neck strap.
Too powerful to hold steady?? yes if you are trying to look at something 20 feet away!
#6
I am hesitating. I'd rather get a branded one for a bit more. Heat added.
#7
They are NOT "very good quality" because they have "multi-coated glass" - all optics have this. Bak-4 prisms are pretty standard too and not much of an indicator of quality (it's like saying Ferrari have disc-brakes and therefore my Fiat with disc-brakes is a high quality sports car).

Of course they come with neck-strap but, that doesn't mean they're EASY to carry.

Most birders use binoculars of 10x magnification or less because any gain in magnification is off-set by the image leaping around. These would be OK for use in a bird-hide or somewhere similar that you are able to support your elbows to hold them steady. If you require higher magnification you're better with a telescope on a tripod. This is from Jodrell Bank's website "Unless the binoculars are to be mounted on a tripod or are of the new image stabilising type, a magnification greater than 10 is not to be recommended."

They're probably good value for a budget pair of binoculars but a "very good quality" pair from the likes of Nikon, Zeiss, etc. will cost you hundreds (Jodrell Bank's site suggests a budget of £240 for travel/sight-seeing and £500 plus for bird-watching if you want "high quality").

What were you planning on using them for?
#8
I bought some 7DayShop binoculars a few years back. At the time they seemed pretty good for the money - so so quality but very cheap. Since then though I have bought some of the Meade/Bresser ones that Lidl have on special offer periodically and in comparison the 7DayShop ones are garbage.

These may be better but 12x50 is a rubbish format anyway.
#9
inicholson
They are NOT "very good quality" because they have "multi-coated glass" - all optics have this. Bak-4 prisms are pretty standard too and not much of an indicator of quality (it's like saying Ferrari have disc-brakes and therefore my Fiat with disc-brakes is a high quality sports car).

Of course they come with neck-strap but, that doesn't mean they're EASY to carry.

Most birders use binoculars of 10x magnification or less because any gain in magnification is off-set by the image leaping around. These would be OK for use in a bird-hide or somewhere similar that you are able to support your elbows to hold them steady. If you require higher magnification you're better with a telescope on a tripod. This is from Jodrell Bank's website "Unless the binoculars are to be mounted on a tripod or are of the new image stabilising type, a magnification greater than 10 is not to be recommended."

They're probably good value for a budget pair of binoculars but a "very good quality" pair from the likes of Nikon, Zeiss, etc. will cost you hundreds (Jodrell Bank's site suggests a budget of £240 for travel/sight-seeing and £500 plus for bird-watching if you want "high quality").

What were you planning on using them for?


there are for the missus to save her hanging by her feet out of the window to see into nextdoor
#10
there are for the missus to save her hanging by her feet out of the window to see into nextdoor


Sounds like she needs a periscope, not a pair of binoculars!
#11
inicholson
They are NOT "very good quality" because they have "multi-coated glass" - all optics have this. Bak-4 prisms are pretty standard too and not much of an indicator of quality (it's like saying Ferrari have disc-brakes and therefore my Fiat with disc-brakes is a high quality sports car).Of course they come with neck-strap but, that doesn't mean they're EASY to carry.Most birders use binoculars of 10x magnification or less because any gain in magnification is off-set by the image leaping around. These would be OK for use in a bird-hide or somewhere similar that you are able to support your elbows to hold them steady. If you require higher magnification you're better with a telescope on a tripod. This is from Jodrell Bank's website "Unless the binoculars are to be mounted on a tripod or are of the new image stabilising type, a magnification greater than 10 is not to be recommended."They're probably good value for a budget pair of binoculars but a "very good quality" pair from the likes of Nikon, Zeiss, etc. will cost you hundreds (Jodrell Bank's site suggests a budget of £240 for travel/sight-seeing and £500 plus for bird-watching if you want "high quality").What were you planning on using them for?
check out birds the feathered and non featherd varieties!
#12
If both varieties of bird are visible from your house then these look like a good first pair of binoculars. If you're planning to wander about a park/the countryside in search of birds look for something smaller (a pair of 8x20 or 8x30) that will fit in your pocket.
#13
inicholson
They are NOT "very good quality" because they have "multi-coated glass" - all optics have this. Bak-4 prisms are pretty standard too and not much of an indicator of quality (it's like saying Ferrari have disc-brakes and therefore my Fiat with disc-brakes is a high quality sports car).Of course they come with neck-strap but, that doesn't mean they're EASY to carry.Most birders use binoculars of 10x magnification or less because any gain in magnification is off-set by the image leaping around. These would be OK for use in a bird-hide or somewhere similar that you are able to support your elbows to hold them steady. If you require higher magnification you're better with a telescope on a tripod. This is from Jodrell Bank's website "Unless the binoculars are to be mounted on a tripod or are of the new image stabilising type, a magnification greater than 10 is not to be recommended."They're probably good value for a budget pair of binoculars but a "very good quality" pair from the likes of Nikon, Zeiss, etc. will cost you hundreds (Jodrell Bank's site suggests a budget of £240 for travel/sight-seeing and £500 plus for bird-watching if you want "high quality").What were you planning on using them for?


dont fiat still own ferrari

haha, jsut kidding agreed with what you said
#14
have a pair of these and they are superb...heat
#15
Good deal. Ordered. Thanks OP. Nice spare pair of binoculars and lovely and cheap too. Won't be around for long on their website.
#16
perfect for perving over the18 year old next door.
#17
Thats my daughter you are talking about..! steady dude......
#18
I paid £29.99 when they were on offer in Doggers Weekly Digest - great binocs - hot.
#19
As some of the other posts say, it's better to get a pair that is smaller, lighter and have a lower magnification than these, unless you mount them on a tripod. The exit pupil in the eyepiece is quite small too, giving a dimmer image ( 50 / 12 = 4.166 which is the exit pupil diameter in millimetres). Ideally, you should be looking at an exit pupil diameter around about 7mm to give a brighter image. A 7 x 50 pair, as used at sea, have an exit pupil size of just over 7mm - ideal!
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Esox Lucius
As some of the other posts say, it's better to get a pair that is smaller, lighter and have a lower magnification than these, unless you mount them on a tripod. The exit pupil in the eyepiece is quite small too, giving a dimmer image ( 50 / 12 = 4.166 which is the exit pupil diameter in millimetres). Ideally, you should be looking at an exit pupil diameter around about 7mm to give a brighter image. A 7 x 50 pair, as used at sea, have an exit pupil size of just over 7mm - ideal!


D'oh !
#21
Esox Lucius
As some of the other posts say, it's better to get a pair that is smaller, lighter and have a lower magnification than these, unless you mount them on a tripod. The exit pupil in the eyepiece is quite small too, giving a dimmer image ( 50 / 12 = 4.166 which is the exit pupil diameter in millimetres). Ideally, you should be looking at an exit pupil diameter around about 7mm to give a brighter image. A 7 x 50 pair, as used at sea, have an exit pupil size of just over 7mm - ideal!


Nah, I disagree. I have a smaller and lighter more expensive pair than these. Which aren't as good as these e.g. correctly adjusting the eye spacing is a problem, hand wobble as they are too light to hold etc. I also own a pair very similar to these and am very happy with them.
#22
I bought another binocular from 7dayshop much cheaper than this one. I am quite pleased with the quality. Sharp vision and well worth for the price
http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_8&products_id=90473
#23
happydeals
I bought another binocular from 7dayshop much cheaper than this one. I am quite pleased with the quality. Sharp vision and well worth for the price http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_8&products_id=90473
or get the same ones in blue or green they are 3.99 delivered!
http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=102149
http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=102150
#24
mario33
inicholson
Dirt cheap binoculars. Can;t imagine they're very good quality and they're too big to carry around (and too powerful to hold steady easily) but for occasional use at home (looking at the moon, watching birds in the back garden, spying on the neighbours...) it seems like a good deal.

they are very good quality they have "multi coated glass lenses with Bak-4 high-index-prisms"
They are too big to carry? not really mate they come with neck strap.
Too powerful to hold steady?? yes if you are trying to look at something 20 feet away!


"Superb quality" Get it right :p
#25
happydeals, PM
#26
matedodgy
Esox Lucius
As some of the other posts say, it's better to get a pair that is smaller, lighter and have a lower magnification than these, unless you mount them on a tripod. The exit pupil in the eyepiece is quite small too, giving a dimmer image ( 50 / 12 = 4.166 which is the exit pupil diameter in millimetres). Ideally, you should be looking at an exit pupil diameter around about 7mm to give a brighter image. A 7 x 50 pair, as used at sea, have an exit pupil size of just over 7mm - ideal!


Nah, I disagree. I have a smaller and lighter more expensive pair than these. Which aren't as good as these e.g. correctly adjusting the eye spacing is a problem, hand wobble as they are too light to hold etc. I also own a pair very similar to these and am very happy with them.



Whether you disagree with the size and weight choice is a matter of personal taste. You cannot,however, argue with the optical science I mentioned: the bigger the exit pupil diameter, the brighter and clearer the image - FACT!
#27
Anyone got there's yet, a review from someone actually using them would be nice, albeit pointless for me in a way as I'm waiting for them still.
#28
knocka
Esox Lucius
As some of the other posts say, it's better to get a pair that is smaller, lighter and have a lower magnification than these, unless you mount them on a tripod. The exit pupil in the eyepiece is quite small too, giving a dimmer image ( 50 / 12 = 4.166 which is the exit pupil diameter in millimetres). Ideally, you should be looking at an exit pupil diameter around about 7mm to give a brighter image. A 7 x 50 pair, as used at sea, have an exit pupil size of just over 7mm - ideal!


D'oh !


Good to let everyone know that, but knowing that using a higher magnifcation gives me an inferior imagine quality and projection on my retina means i'd rarely go above 8x meaning I'd have a 25mm too 6.25mm image @ 2x-8x
#29
Schizoboy

I mostly use a pair of Bausch & Lomb Legacy 10 x 25's - very small, light & practical but not cheap. I chose these over other makes that were 4 times the price, like Zeiss, Leitz,etc because they suited me and still do. I also have a pair of 30 year old Swift Audubon 8.5 x 44, which I don't use that often, although, optically, they are better than my B & L's, but they are too big and heavy to cart around. If you like the 12 x50's, don't let anyone put you off, they're your choice, **** to the knockers on here!
#30
schizoboy
Anyone got there's yet, a review from someone actually using them would be nice, albeit pointless for me in a way as I'm waiting for them still.


they came this morning excellent pair, i have only had a small pair before these so i am no expert
but impo these are excellent much better than a small pair like proper binoculars should be very clear and good image and the price is right
so unless you are a cruise ship captain they are brill
#31
knocka
schizoboy
Anyone got there's yet, a review from someone actually using them would be nice, albeit pointless for me in a way as I'm waiting for them still.


they came this morning excellent pair, i have only had a small pair before these so i am no expert
but impo these are excellent much better than a small pair like proper binoculars should be very clear and good image and the price is right
so unless you are a cruise ship captain they are brill


Yep agreed, great for the price.

Edited By: schizoboy on Aug 12, 2010 19:07: £$"^£$^£$
#32
Got a pair in the post today. Already have the excelent bresser 10x50 from lidl and wanted these as a slightly more powerful option.

Optically they are nice, but the focus is quite poor together with the whole plastic construction. The bressers are much more solid as they are metal and have better focus control. Also, brighter image and wider field of view as less magnification.

Overall a good pair for 14 quid, but seems like I didn't need the 12x at the expense of field of view and brightness especially as I use them mainly for astronomy.

I'd recommend the 10x50 from 7dayshop for a better overall deal unless you specifically want the slightly higher magnification.

I also picked up the 4 quid pair to chuck in the car, but they are pretty poor compared to their bigger brothers. Still, worth the money I guess.

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