Jessops Binoculars 8x21 DCF BAK-4 - now £9.02 delivered @ Jessops (was £19.99)
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Jessops Binoculars 8x21 DCF BAK-4 - now £9.02 delivered @ Jessops (was £19.99)

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Found 5th Feb 2009Made hot 5th Feb 2009
These binoculars are now reduced to £9.50, to get the extra discount - use discount code: JESSOPS5

With higher grade BAK-4 prism glass to give a brighter, clearer image with less edge distortion.

* Field of View: 122m at 1000m (7.0 degrees)
* Objective Diameter: 21mm
* Prism Type: Bak-4
* Lens Coating: Multi-coated
* Warranty: 10 years
* Comes with case and strap

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ooh hubby might like these!

I went to Jessops to get a pair of binoculars and tried them all out - these were the cheapest and one of the lenses in the demo pair had come loose making them pretty much useless - there's a good reason these are cheap.

Any experts here give me some advice?

Looking for something for the kids too use to look at a planes 30k feets up as theres a flight path across our garden.

Cheers.

get what u pay for

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Any experts here give me some advice?Looking for something for the kids … Any experts here give me some advice?Looking for something for the kids too use to look at a planes 30k feets up as theres a flight path across our garden. Cheers.



I'm no expert, but check this out ]http//gr…os/
You can't beat a free item

Lidl have Bresser binoculars for just over £10 every few months. Here's a previous ]thread about them

Heres another ]thread saying some Lidl stores still have stock

I may call in Jessops and have a look at these. You will never get a brilliantly bright image with a 21mm lens as they simply cannot let enough light enter the bino's, but they do make up for it in tiny portability to carry in your pocket as its a PITA to carry around 50mm bino's.
£9 is a very cheap price for a spec of Bak4 and multi coated lenses, so hot for this alone.

Banned

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Any experts here give me some advice?Looking for something for the kids … Any experts here give me some advice?Looking for something for the kids too use to look at a planes 30k feets up as theres a flight path across our garden. Cheers.


as a plane spotter :-D myself , I have a pair of 10x50`s paid 30/40 quid for them about 20 yrs ago and they are brilliant not a known brand, but something sturdy and with neck strap for kids just incase of accidents..
Take the kids to your nearest airport, Manchester has a great viewing area, plus used to love going to Heathrow( Queens building) viewing area, or Gatwick isnt too bad
Go to a good outlet and you can get a test drive of some pairs see what you think then , google them to check the price :thumbsup:.

My wife won a pair of these as a competition prize.I already had a pair of the same magnification made by Miranda and costing £45.Thought they were good,but gave them away because the Jessop ones are brilliant for the money.

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Any experts here give me some advice?Looking for something for the kids … Any experts here give me some advice?Looking for something for the kids too use to look at a planes 30k feets up as theres a flight path across our garden. Cheers.



I hope this help anyone and yourself

Basically any birdwatcher and astronomer wont be caught dead with these bins either this one or the 10x50 with lidel

the 21 too small for the astronomers and the 10x50mm is KING and for the birdwatchers the 42mm is KING.

OK

BAK4 - good glass better than the k7 and k9 glass out there (cheaper pairs) not as good.
BAK4 is getting cheaper you are finding it nearly all bins - so shops are jumping on the bandwagon and selling it as a top spec - but its becoming standard.

OK

Coating MC - mulit coatings - its ok but not the best
FMC is top dog as its fully multi coated
coated - either multi MC or fully FC - is ok for beginners but too much reflection if you are a astro or bird nut.

saying all the above (take forever to explain it all)

this will help anyone

for 10 bucks the 21mm or the 50 is OK for a beginner as its a price for a film ticket and maybe some popcorn.

so you will get your hands on a bins for the first time you can learn to use it (properly that is).

once you have mastered what you are looking for and know how to use them and understand how bigger lens and more light and all that techno stuff works - then you upgrade to better more expensive pairs.

SO.....

for a child or kid - ok for them to use

For planes 21mm maybe a bit small, 50mm a little better but will be heavy for a kid (holding up for a little time).

21mm still ok for whipping them out for a quick look some planes are taxing the runway and not far from you.

I can go on forever on this but it all comes down to the specs = the above specs are beginner standard or suited to a kid.

anyone who is the 'watching' fields - more research before you take a punt on better pairs.

sorry to confuse everyone further

GF

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Any experts here give me some advice?Looking for something for the kids … Any experts here give me some advice?Looking for something for the kids too use to look at a planes 30k feets up as theres a flight path across our garden. Cheers.



Basically, there is no such thing as inexpensive binoculars which would help children to look at aircraft which are flying overhead at 30,000 feet. That's too far away.

The previous replies to your question just mention spotting from airport viewing areas or watching aircraft taxiing - clearly not what you were asking about.

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I hope this help anyone and yourselfBasically any birdwatcher and … I hope this help anyone and yourselfBasically any birdwatcher and astronomer wont be caught dead with these bins either this one or the 10x50 with lidelthe 21 too small for the astronomers and the 10x50mm is KING and for the birdwatchers the 42mm is KING.OKBAK4 - good glass better than the k7 and k9 glass out there (cheaper pairs) not as good. BAK4 is getting cheaper you are finding it nearly all bins - so shops are jumping on the bandwagon and selling it as a top spec - but its becoming standard.OK Coating MC - mulit coatings - its ok but not the bestFMC is top dog as its fully multi coatedcoated - either multi MC or fully FC - is ok for beginners but too much reflection if you are a astro or bird nut.saying all the above (take forever to explain it all)this will help anyonefor 10 bucks the 21mm or the 50 is OK for a beginner as its a price for a film ticket and maybe some popcorn.so you will get your hands on a bins for the first time you can learn to use it (properly that is).once you have mastered what you are looking for and know how to use them and understand how bigger lens and more light and all that techno stuff works - then you upgrade to better more expensive pairs.SO.....for a child or kid - ok for them to useFor planes 21mm maybe a bit small, 50mm a little better but will be heavy for a kid (holding up for a little time).21mm still ok for whipping them out for a quick look some planes are taxing the runway and not far from you.I can go on forever on this but it all comes down to the specs = the above specs are beginner standard or suited to a kid.anyone who is the 'watching' fields - more research before you take a punt on better pairs.sorry to confuse everyone furtherGF



thanks for the info :thumbsup:

for casual stargazing I'd go for the Lidl ones ( 10 x 50 ) for £10 they are a bargain.

If you get into it you will end up getting a telescope anyway but cheap binoculars are a good starting point.

To explain the numbers:

the first number is the magnification, so 10x brings the subject 10x closer. Something 100 yards away will look 10 yards away.

The last number is the size of the lens in mm. The bigger the lens the more light is captured and so allows a brighter image at higher magnifications.

With some 10 x 50 binoculars you will get a good view of the moons craters and amazingly you will be able to see 4 of Jupiters moons!

With cheapo binos the prisms are often glued in place instead of using hand crafted brass and ivory fasteners (OK I'm exaggerating). Means that if you drop em or handle them very roughlythey're pretty well done for. In practice if you drop most binos they're done for unless you're very lucky, as the hassle and cost of finding someone to realign everything isn't usually worth the candle. I use a range of binoculars and my favourites are Bushnell roof prism 10 x 25s. Compact, bright, crisp and contrasty, which at my age is a bonus. In short, risk your tenner, enjoy them and forget the technical guff about light entering them etc etc.

G8 for lookin at neighbours un dressing!

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G8 for lookin at neighbours un dressing!



If he reads this forum you are in trouble.
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