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Posted 23rd Nov 2019

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Several comments about the weight. 2kg seems a lot.
Got these for £40 any good ?
Nikon Aculon A211 8x42 Binoculars - Black amazon.co.uk/dp/…STS
You always need to try out binoculars to know what you’re buying. For example, they could be quite dark or limited in field of view making things harder to find. They could have stiff focusing or be far too heavy to hold up for more than a few seconds. Pay more and read reviews.
I am a big fan of Olympus optics. They sound like a bargain. I already have a a smaller pair of Olympus binoculars so I will resist buying these. Very tempted though. Heat added.
hotshot23/11/2019 11:21

Got these for £40 any good ?Nikon Aculon A211 8x42 Binoculars - Black …Got these for £40 any good ?Nikon Aculon A211 8x42 Binoculars - Black https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BF8G7BW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Lyr2DbH9EWSTS


Further to purplefleece's comment, always need to be aware of sample variation and worth giving a check over :
nightskyinfo.com/bin…ts/
Also one-size-fits-all doesn't tend to apply to binoculars (eg. I'd probably be looking for a bit more eye relief to use with my glasses). But I'm sure for an awful lot of folks those would be a good choice; v. good price too
Hmm tempted to buy it for soon to be my job - building survey.

Is it suitable ?

Too heavy perhaps
doing safari next year, I've got a cheap one, is this much better?
Most helpful review - "My wife wanted a breast enhancement operation. I bought her these and a mirror. Saved myself £4000."
ariecol23/11/2019 12:00

Hmm tempted to buy it for soon to be my job - building survey.Is it …Hmm tempted to buy it for soon to be my job - building survey.Is it suitable ?Too heavy perhaps


Wondering whether a compact zoom camera with good telephoto facility would be more useful (think this question popped up on this site before)? Yeah, as regards binoculars I'd certainly say you'd want something pretty much pocketable (which these aren't) so it's always there when you need it.
Maybe these 10x50s would be a good budget choice for night skies.
Ok

Yes you are right I need a telephoto cam for pictures and to look at it.

Thank you
there's 3 Olympus binoculars on offer today on Amazon
Can anyone advise on the differences?

Olympus 8x 40 DPSI Binocular
amazon.co.uk/Oly…612
£42.99

Olympus Binocular 10x 50 DPS-1 - Black
amazon.co.uk/Oly…GX3
£47.99

Olympus DPS I Binoculars 8-16x 40-zoom - porro
amazon.co.uk/Oly…EG0
£54.00
I'm looking for something to take for motorcycle racing, watching and not on the bike before anyone says lol.
would I be better to go for these or the 8x40.
Edited by: "hawkwind" 23rd Nov 2019
shadzz23/11/2019 12:03

doing safari next year, I've got a cheap one, is this much better?


Not sure this 10x50 porro prism model would be a good choice for safari. I'm pretty sure I've seen a few guides online about choosing binoculars for safari. Here's one which certainly sells the importance of having a binocular :
bestbinocularsreviews.com/saf…php

If you can try models out in person that would certainly be for the best. You'll want something that performs satisfactorily and is comfortable to use. I'd put robustness and reliability right up there as priorities too.
hawkwind23/11/2019 14:43

I'm looking for something to take for motorcycle racing, watching and not …I'm looking for something to take for motorcycle racing, watching and not on the bike before anyone says lol.would I be better to go for these or the 8x40.


The site linked above has some suggestion for things to consider for binoculars for sports events (Best Binoculars for Sports on left of above page). Depending on how far you are from the action, you may well be right that it would be best to forego some magnification so as to retain a better field of view and more of what you see being in focus without making adjustments. Looks like the guy who wrote above site is also in favour of getting something quite compact.
kowalski23/11/2019 14:26

there's 3 Olympus binoculars on offer today on AmazonCan anyone advise on …there's 3 Olympus binoculars on offer today on AmazonCan anyone advise on the differences?Olympus 8x 40 DPSI Binocularhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Olympus-8x-40-DPSI-Binocular/dp/B0001M3612£42.99Olympus Binocular 10x 50 DPS-1 - Blackhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Olympus-Binocular-10x-50-DPS-1/dp/B0000AKGX3£47.99Olympus DPS I Binoculars 8-16x 40-zoom - porrohttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Olympus-DPS-Binoculars-8-16x-40-zoom/dp/B0000YVEG0£54.00


Zoom binoculars are not usually recommended. Technically hard to make well. Also tend to have a poor field of view at the lower end of the magnification range which generally turns out to be the most useful and used. The high magnification end will probably not be as sharp, dimmer and much more subject to shake.

The 10x50 are bulkier, heavier and harder to obtain a shake free image with. Their greater magnification under certain circumstances may be worth it though; principally observing night sky and perhaps other relatively static views particularly where a support of some kind to hold the binocular steady can be employed.

The 8x40 are more all rounders perhaps though of course they're to be worn around the neck so don't satisfy a requirement of pocketability.
Which one is good at looking at tits in the neighbours gardens? Great tits, blue tits and the like!
Edited by: "Proveright" 24th Nov 2019
chrisjackson23/11/2019 15:01

The site linked above has some suggestion for things to consider for …The site linked above has some suggestion for things to consider for binoculars for sports events (Best Binoculars for Sports on left of above page). Depending on how far you are from the action, you may well be right that it would be best to forego some magnification so as to retain a better field of view and more of what you see being in focus without making adjustments. Looks like the guy who wrote above site is also in favour of getting something quite compact.


Thanks Chris.
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