Bird Watcher Binoculars 10x50mm £19.74 (was £39.49) @ Argos reserve and collect
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Bird Watcher Binoculars 10x50mm £19.74 (was £39.49) @ Argos reserve and collect

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Found 12th Jun 2009Made hot 12th Jun 2009
Very good reviews, good quality for the price, reserve and collect instore,

* Manual Focus.
* Centre focusing.
* Porro prism lens.
* Fold down rubber eye cups.
* Maganification 10x.
* Lens diameter 50mm.
* Neck strap, lens cloth, user manual and soft pouch.
* Rubber armoured finish.
* (H)19, (W)6.5, (D)18.5cm.
* Weight 850g.

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Original Poster

http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/80-5800267A69UC464406X.jpg

If use this in the local park but I'm being more perverted than ornithological, and is technically bird watching, will my girlfriend mind?

It's quite expensive for Maganification 10x. If you go to the pound shop, you can easily get 10x30 one for a pound, rather enough for general use.

ro888;5471559

It's quite expensive for Maganification 10x. If you go to the pound shop, … It's quite expensive for Maganification 10x. If you go to the pound shop, you can easily get 10x30 one for a pound, rather enough for general use.



General rule of thumb

Diameter of lens divided by max magnification = diameter of the image in millimeters projected onto the eye, so:

10x50 = 5mm

10x30 = 3mm

The larger the size the better the image, in theory, crappy lenses, poor build can all contribute too.

ro888;5471559

It's quite expensive for Maganification 10x. If you go to the pound shop, … It's quite expensive for Maganification 10x. If you go to the pound shop, you can easily get 10x30 one for a pound, rather enough for general use.



It's not expensive for decent bird watching binoculars - it is cheap.

Heat and rep to the OP :thumbsup:

BTW - Have recently bought cheap ones from ebay - for the price OK but they are not brilliant at all !!!!!

Original Poster

ro888;5471559

It's quite expensive for Maganification 10x. If you go to the pound shop, … It's quite expensive for Maganification 10x. If you go to the pound shop, you can easily get 10x30 one for a pound, rather enough for general use.



You can get a lot of things from Poundland but you really cant compare:roll:

I like the fact this 'bird watching' deal came after the one before!

Original Poster

niknak;5471672

I like the fact this 'bird watching' deal came after the one before!



lol, couldnt see the pics properly:-D

If you want to use these in your garden check closest focus distance. My 10x50 wont focus less than 3-4 meters and not so good for birds on the bird feeders etc. 10x50 are good all rounders though. 8x40 usually better for closer watching. HTH

I am after some for OH bday present.

I don't have a clue what to look for but these look big and heavy for what I am after. Was looking for lighter more compact set to talk when mountain walking etc. Have seen a few but v. expensive.

Appreciate any suggestions guys

iglimpse;5471773

I am after some for OH bday present. I don't have a clue what to look … I am after some for OH bday present. I don't have a clue what to look for but these look big and heavy for what I am after. Was looking for lighter more compact set to talk when mountain walking etc. Have seen a few but v. expensive. Appreciate any suggestions guys



If you don't mind spending a little, try and get a pair with aspherical lenses as these distort less and give a better image.

You don't mention a budget so I guessed:

google.co.uk/pro…g=p

what are you all talking about

10x50 - a birdwatcher wont be caught dead with them!

Go to some birdwatching sites and read up on this before you waste your money.

birdwatchers go for 42mm range 8x or 10x 42mm

the 50mm is more general and beginners astronomy

do your research - sorry cold

Heat added as the Binoculars were advertised for birdwatching.

so are these good to take to concerts for when you buy the cheapest seats??

I have these and seen some lovely tits through them in my garden,lovely little pair they are :-D

godzillafan;5472092

what are you all talking about 10x50 - a birdwatcher wont be caught dead … what are you all talking about 10x50 - a birdwatcher wont be caught dead with them!Go to some birdwatching sites and read up on this before you waste your money.birdwatchers go for 42mm range 8x or 10x 42mmthe 50mm is more general and beginners astronomy do your research - sorry cold


and you think £19.74 is not an acceptable price for a "beginner" to pay? stupid.

anyone know if you can see three blocks down clearly with these, gives me a rough guess of what their like

Does anyone know if you can buy these hands free?

blineboy;5473677

anyone know if you can see three blocks down clearly with these, gives me … anyone know if you can see three blocks down clearly with these, gives me a rough guess of what their like


The simplest way of imagining it is to divide the distance away by 10. So with the binoculars an object 100 meters away will appear to be the size it would be if you were 10 meters away without them.
Quality wise I'm sure they're reasonable value although looking at the deatils I suspect the £15 Bresser pair that appear in Lidl every 6 months or so are far better quality than these. There's no mention of lens coatings etc (which are a major factor in image quality) so I suspect there are none. Cheaper binoculars also tend to slip out of allignment more easily leaving you with double vision.
If you're after decent advice though check the binoculars section at [COLOR=black]]birdforum.net the people there know what they're talking about far more than I do.[/COLOR]

These look identical to my Meade binoculars that I got from Aldi or Lidl for £15 a few years ago. If they are Meade ones, then I can thoroughly recommend them - the image is very bright and crisp and the lenses are AR coated (front surface only).

Lidl had the bresser ones again last week, a few left in my local store today for £11.99 (I paid £15 for them about 6 weeks ago :x), dont know how they compare to these but the Lidl ones are highly recommended...

I bought a pair of these for when I go Dogging every other weekend ...they're excellent but difficult to hold steady with one hand.

BarneyL;5474080

The simplest way of imagining it is to divide the distance away by 10. So … The simplest way of imagining it is to divide the distance away by 10. So with the binoculars an object 100 meters away will appear to be the size it would be if you were 10 meters away without them.Quality wise I'm sure they're reasonable value although looking at the deatils I suspect the £15 Bresser pair that appear in Lidl every 6 months or so are far better quality than these. There's no mention of lens coatings etc (which are a major factor in image quality) so I suspect there are none. Cheaper binoculars also tend to slip out of allignment more easily leaving you with double vision.If you're after decent advice though check the binoculars section at [COLOR=black]]www.birdforum.net the people there know what they're talking about far more than I do.[/COLOR]



repped for the low-down.

Thanks guys. But many of them still look very large. The smaller neat ones look more practical. We already have some but never use them because they are too big and bulky to carry.
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