Thanks OP. Ordered 1 for christmas gift.
Fab find thanks
good for play
Super deal & a great price! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks OP. Ordered 1 for christmas gift.
Fab find thanks
good for play
Super deal & a great price! Thanks for sharing.
No I want to see martians in the shower!
Luckily labour rates were far less in Singapore than they would have been in the UK
Wow, I would take having the coating taken off for £30, it's a pig of a job. For anyone who might end up trying it, I have found the really degraded stuff comes of quite easily with a cloth dipped in Screwfix No Nonsense Heavy Duty Degreaser, with no apparent negative impact on the body, but the sound parts won't budge. I'm now going to try a small wood chisel as a scraper.
If you can't see Mars by just looking up at it in the sky with your naked eyes, you probably need spectacles, not binoculars.
Nothing to lose. If they don't meet your expectations then send them back and give the first negative review.
I trust you ( just trolloped a load of chocolate crepes) so a bit sugar happy
Maybe but you could say that about anything.do we really trust any reviews period
but when you see all the reviews with at least three photos, you know those reviews have come from vipon or some other promoted channel Fakespot Reviewmeta
At close to this price there are several options for decent binoculars you can buy. The cheapest ones I usually propose at our astronomy club, are the Celestron G2 Porro 8×40 / 10×50, Bresser Hunter 8×40 / 7×50, Helios Solana 8x40 / 10x50. The next tier has the likes of Opticron Adventurer 8×40 or 10×50, Celestron Cometron 7×50, Olympus 8×40 DPSi, Helios Fieldmaster 7x50 / 10x50. For non-astronomy use there are more models you can get too, because cheap roof prisms are not good for astronomy and excluded from the above list. Oh, and, yes, avoid zoom binoculars in general.
Get on eBay and have a look for these; Russian BNU or 6NU. Why, well when the USSR defeated Germany WW2 they moved the Carl Zeiss factory to Russia lock stock & barrel upped the lens coating and wallah you have a a pair of Zeiss for £40 quid. The quality is hard to beat. rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F323509175109
30x zoom binoculars? Hope you buy a tripod too if you hope to see anything.
I'm afraid to say that with optical equipment you get what you pay for!! Mass production with cad/cam etc has brought prices down but!! To get high grade images manufacturers will need to use special glass and almost surgical cleanliness with very high precision grinding etc. For keeping in the glove box or for general use they're ok. I've used both and there's a world of visual difference. If you can spend as much as you can!!
Always read one should avoid zoom binoculars especially cheap ones. Anyone own these?
Nice one, I've been looking for a good pair of cheap 'n' cheerfuls.
thanks @niceroundpound i read c + c as free delivery, doh!
@darthcisco free delivery isn't available on this item, you can click and collect for free though.
How do you get the free delivery?
Now thats a bargain Wish i could justify another pair Heat added :)
The colour would scare the wildlife.
You don't like me. I don't care XD
Perfect for my new hobby.....curtain twitcher!!(y)
I can't believe the HUKD community, so much hypocrisy. This is not a review site...... is there anywhere you can get this cheaper? (ninja)
Can you look at the craters on the moon with these? Serious question
Check this link jessops.com/binoculars-and-scopes/binoculars?PPC-AlwaysOn=False&PPC-Cat=Default_xxxx-xx-xx-xx_yyyy-yy-yy-yy&PPC-CopyCreationDate=2017-11-18&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6Kzw-K_l3AIVr7ztCh3JCg78EAAYASAAEgLBnfD_BwE There are some nice compact ones in their sale depending on your budget. The Tasco Sierra 8x25 look ok for £39.95. Nice and compact.
Thanks for that, could you recommend a nice compact set
Stood up they are 7" high and about 7" wide so not all that compact. Come with a nice satchel to put them in.
Great for spying on birds
The Nikon Aculon series has great binoculars, but they've been selling at that price on Amazon for a couple of months now. Possibly the model is on the way out? Still a good price for this set.
Recommended for.. https://www.targettamers.com/guides/8x42-vs-10x42-binoculars/
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Out of genuine interest, what are people using these for? First I thought bird watching, but then people use cameras with huge lenses for that right? Then I thought sea captains, but I'm sure they use a telescope.
I’ve got a pair of the Vanguard Spirit ED 10x50 binoculars. Very well made and good optics. A bit more chromatic aberration than I expected for ED glass then again it didn’t cost £500+
Not too bad
I've been out of the trade for a while now so I don't know all the latest models. Spec wise, I think you'd struggle to do better than a good 8x42 or a 10x42 (where the first number is magnification and the second number is the diameter of the front lens in mm). As you go up in magnification, your own natural hand shake also becomes magnified. Don't assume that higher magnification is always best. If you're out all day, the comfort factor of being able to hold a good pair of 8x (sometimes even 7x) steady can be the real winner. Certainly the larger 42mm lenses should let plenty of light in for use in the early morning and later evening and give you a comfortable field of view for spotting wildlife. Hope that helps, enjoy your safari!
Some things to consider mentioned in this thread : https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=340240
Any tips for the best spec to take on safari ? Thanks
Looking for a pair of binoculars for someone to take on safari and will probably will be a 1 time use just for the trip .... Any recommendations ?
No, I was wondering what they were like as well.
Great for golfing. Vivitat are a big name in golf tha noz.
If you point them towards your mirror, you'll see the biggest t1t of all.
Wow, didn't know that you can see t1ts with these binoculars.
probably have been better to post as one deal , both listed in title.. then commentary can compare.. i'm looking to see some t1ts which binoculars are better the crested tit being my favourite the great tit with its yellow breast is very nice too
Decided to open mine and found 2nd small pair, both useless , something out of a Christmas cracker. Good job I didn't pay any more.
Mine arrived - two pairs of binoculars and both atrocious. Have returned for a refund.
Mine came today and there are two in box 10x50mm and 5x30mm....bingo <3 <3
Anyone looking to return them paypal offering free returns if argos are not see this post
I got mine today with the exta pair of binoculars. What a laugh. Yes the large ones do focus and work. As has been said the focusing arm is plastic so you shouldn't press them to firmly against your eyes. Much of them is metal. Actually they don't look like the ones of the website, but they're ok. The smaller one say X5 but I reckon they're about X2! Haha. They hardly change focus at all and looking though them is like looking through the wrong end of a pair of binoculars (the field of view is so small!) Vivitar was a respectable lens maker on a par with Tamron and Sigma, it seems unlikely that they made either of these.
Want a gold star sticker for pointing that out? #patronising
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Camel shows lowest... https://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/BNISE-Binoculars-Navigation-Rangefinder-Waterproof/product/B01JEDI0DW
Original price £499 i would expect night vision binoculars for that price
Is this good for the horses
I'm no expert on binos but mildly curious about them (I have Steiner 10x26mm Safari UltraSharp Binoculars and a cheapo Chinese "Panda" Monocular that I'm not afraid to lose...) Here's some chatter about this specific model https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/403358-celestron-15x70-cavalry/ (comment here says, "They are very good. I like them a lot! They balance so well that I won't need to buy a tripod for them even though I have rather shaky hands. I can keep them steady by holding them near the objectives and by resting my elbows on my knees. I just saw 3 moons from Jupiter. Stars are very colorful, much more so than with my Canon. Much less flaring on bright objects too. A bit of purple around Jupiter but no big deal. Stars remain sharp until about 3/4 from the edge or so but again no big deal. if they can keep their collimation, then they are really a great buy.") and https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/517846-celestron-15x70-cavalry-binocular/ (one comment says, "The Cavalry is a upgraded Skymaster with the same problems as the original, it loses alignment over time, it is however fully multicoated and claims to be water and fogproof and has a semi armor covering, the pair I used to do a side by side comparison with my regular Skymasters showed a slightly brighter image, however the scratches on the optical surfaces were a disapointment, its possible to do a conditional alignment on the Skymaster, done once it suprising how easy it is.") The term "weekend warrior" made me chuckle XD Wonder why this has got so cold? It's £77.99 from PicStop so maybe it's because it isn't a huge reduction, not sure. A few ebay sellers have them for £69.99, one seller £67.99 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Celestron-Cavalry-10x50-Waterproof-Binoculars/322455050239
updated. thanks (pirate)
Yeah there's one of my neighbour's I'd definitely like to keep an eye on !
GPS, digital compass are not for these. You have copied the wrong description. This is the 7x50 with GPS and are over £200 This is the real description. Cavalry 15x70 Binocular The rugged Cavalry Series is an outdoor binocular designed for hunters, boaters, law enforcement and military personnel. Engineered to withstand the elements, Cavalry is fully waterproof and nitrogen purged to prevent internal fogging. The housing is protected by durable rubber armor, making the binoculars easy to grip while protecting them from hard use. The olive drab colour offers concealment in the field. As an optical instrument, Cavalry offers professional features including high-grade BaK-4 prisms and fully multi-coated optics for high light transmission. With large 70 mm objective lenses, the Cavalry 15x70 is a useful tool for anyone out in the field or on the water.
From a review: 'NB The reference to an "integrated reticule" in the product description is incorrect.This refers to another model, not the 15 x 70s.'
Thanks I've also heard good things about Park. I've emailed the Vanguard folk in the UK using the email from the promotion will report back..
I have used Park Camera's in the past and they have good customer service. Had to send something back, no questions asked and refunded immediately. PS It might be £50 cashback or the free harness and not both, so worth checking.
Thanks that shoulder strap thing looks really good. I thought it would be like a camera strap but its like a full body rig! https://www.vanguardworld.co.uk/photo_video_gb/endeavor-ph1-harness.html Also saw this https://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/binoculars-scopes/vanguard-binoculars/vanguard-endeavor-ed-ii-8x42-binoculars.html whihc might be cheaper if using the free delivery option 2-3 days? I'm new to binoculars so not sure if this is the same model, think they sell refurb models on eBay so not sure if this is new stock - the web page does not say used. Also not sure if the seller is any good. I've heard of Park Cameras before and they are on TCB 1% SRS Microsystems. 90-92 The Parade High Street. Watford. Hertfordshire. WD171AW, United Kingdom
£50 Cashback and free shoulder harness now https://www.vanguardworld.co.uk/2018/04/23/get-cashback-when-you-buy-endeavor-binoculars/
£249 on Amazon UK as well now (1 left). https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vanguard-Endeavor-ED-II-8x42/dp/B00XWEHOUU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1525605628&sr=8-1&keywords=Vanguard+Endeavor+ED+II+Binoculars
Most binoculars come out of the same Chinese factory if It states made in China and if it states made in Japan it comes out of Kamakura factory. Only exceptions are top end binos £500+ which may be made in house.
I would imagine it's because this is from Amazon US which would put most people off including me, also this type of bino is in a very competitive segment with loads of decent models to choose from Nikon, Pentax, Vanguard etc. I have the Nikon Sportstar EX 10x25DCF (£69 Amazon) and they are excellent and very compact, prefer it to this Olympus shape for pocket-ability.
Yup; I've given up trying!
So right , but prefer nick nacks sounds better than knickers.
Probably get these price matched locally from microglobe.co.uk as they have a make offer facility and currently charging £67 + £9 shipping
Good light weight cheap bins. Tripod mount. Quality of vision ok good enough for me when I walk the Welsh Coastline late February.
Have a read of the telescope thread, I'd avoid these. More magnification is not always a good thing. They'll almost likely be out of collimation not that you'll notice if you don't know what to look for.
Have an image stabilising double brandy before using. The results will astound you ....
When were these £41?
not hot https://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Binoculars-Beileer-Waterproof-Sightseeing-Traveling/product/B06XPVZW3J
This deal goes hand in hand with this deal https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/mens-grey-fisherman-jacket-7-blue-inc-2864646 (shock) Heat Added ;)
Yeah you can. I've got some of these, paid about £2 each and worth maybe £1 each. Pretty useless, even as a toy.
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