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.
All Binoculars Discounts, Offers and Sale - June 2018
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.
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
binoculars that says HD in the title brings to mind cheap chinese imports
If you just want good optics, rather than play soldier, you'd be better with- https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0000AKGX3/ref=psdcmw_1083928_t1_B0001M3612
Looks like they're fully multi coated optics too. Impressive. Very impressive. Shame the deal has come to an end. :(
100 per cent claimed now
this year i will not run after one, who shall not be named luring me for years, wasting my time and giving nothing in return that said is it live yet?
For a tenner they are brilliant, you should not accept them to work as well as an expensive pair and at the races it makes you look like a real punter
This was posted last month - 34.99 with a voucher taking 25.00 off, so 9.99 is the real price. I got a pair then and these are rubbish tbh, awful quality a bit like looking through 2 bog rolls. These are cheap for a reason - I think most the Amazon reviews are fake.
I can only say that myself for example I don't have a time to go to the post office, doing so would cost me big effort + some petrol money. It's good to know few not favourable reviews to weight out options.
Think there's issues with quality control, not surprisingly for cheap Chinese gadgetry I suppose, I highlighted the bad review in the thread a few weeks back. Still a pain returning things though.
If I squint a bit...my eyes are better focused that these..however each to their own...it's a tenner ..if they're bad return simples
Well they are from Amazon
Gosh, didn't realise they'd brought out a second version. Might just get a pair as I've always promised myself them :D
This thing is amazing. Took mine into the amazon rainforest. I was concerned that this to be an issue as it doesn’t have weather sealing but no issues whatsoever. Super crisp picture and the close distance was perfect seeing all critters on macro mode. Steal at this price.
The camel site says it was £7.99 a week ago. If it goes back to that I'm in. Thanks for the pointer! Never knew I even wanted anything like this till now ;)
Boyf took the monocular https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01MA1HYMM (added link to avoid confusion) to Doncaster races (he has a much heavier Praktica spotting scope, but it's not much fun to travel long distances with) and said he could choose which bookies to go with, from way up in the stands :) I'm watching the page myself, as it gets such good reviews :)
Looks like a great little monocular! I like the compact size, 1-hand focus ring and the build looks slicker than others in this price range. Hopefully there's an offer soon.
Seems to be gone...not sure if I'll get mine/mum's tomorrow as I clicked No Rush £3 Pantry Credit, but I'll update if I do :)
Did some further research and the dimensions according to currys are 110 x 70 x 35 mm (H x W x D) so have gone with the Bushnell :) thanks for all your help
Thanks Biker.Jeff. Similar price on Amazon, however they seem to be longer at 6.1 x 13.2 x 18.3 cm, and 340g, which makes me tempted to look again at the Wingspan 8 x 32 posted above at 11.43 x 11.43 x 4.44 cm and 431g, info is according to Amazon of course so may not be accurate!
Yes, they aren't bad, i'm sure your husband would be pleased with either. But i wouldn't discount 8X magnification.... many people prefer them for the wider field of view and the less magnification the brighter they tend to be. The Bushnell H20 8X25 recommended by somersetpaul in the post above look very good.... and they're a good price at Jessops atm. https://www.jessops.com/p/bushnell/8x25-h2o-binoculars-97608?gclid=CjwKCAjwhOvPBRBxEiwAx2nhLsz_ZDY9943n7fzHh4F50_6reMijG8EDCNErOfEQ-fG3MEtShDC4iRoCNa4QAvD_BwE
Thank you so much for all of your help. Thinking maybe these https://www.amazon.co.uk/Olympus-10x25-WP-II-Binoculars/dp/B005CT93IE/ref=sr_1_9?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1509646695&sr=1-9&keywords=10+x+25+binoculars or these https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nikon-Aculon-A30-10X25-Binoculars/dp/B00CHOFT7Q/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1509646695&sr=1-2&key Happy to be guided further though :)
Go for 8x25 bins for hill walking, but chose a good make like Nikon, Bushnell or Celestron. I bought Bushnell's H2O 8x25 for my Dad for his birthday and was very impressed.
OK thank you very much for the help!
I went for the £15 gift card, that came in the post with my membership card and the NT book in about a week. I think the £5 M&S is an Electronic voucher so assume it should be in an email once it's been processed...Within a day or two at a ramdom guess (?). (Keep an eye on your junk mail folder just in case) If you don't get anything by the time you get your membership card arrives I'd contact NT support and chase up on it... Kylebailey seemed to get some useful support from them so there may be no harm is asking them if something goes amiss.
Thanks for the quick reply. I just place 2 different order with the £5 ms code, but at summary page under joining gift line, only shows binoculars. (shock) hope they will still send the voucher. Btw how long will you receive the voucher? is it send you thought the welcome pack?
On the second stage, 'payment method' make sure you've chosen a direct debit option, further down in the page you should have 3 options, and "I would like a pair of binoculars", "I don't want a gift" and "I have a promotional code". If you chose the 3rd option and input the promotional code you want to use this should reflect correctly on the summary page under the 'joining gift' line. (assuming you want the £15 gift card, OR the £5 M&S voucher with binoculars, Or just the binoculars)
at order Summary page is say Joining gift justNational Trust binocularsis this normal?
Thanks GoN017, i haven't used it either just found deal in store so thought to share it if anyone is looking for it .
I looked at these a few weeks back and decided against posting as tbh they are rubbish and on part with a £5 pair, you can barely see across the store with them.
Back in stock £54.99 six left!
Been in and out of stock again over the last few days. Price today dropped to 54.99 and one pair left as of right now.
Looks like they're available again. Can someone unexpire?
Mine came today - they really are excellent. Thanks OP
Is back on stock
Don't mind them being a little bulky if the quality is good
Good find... Has anyone managed to find / download a decent Messier checklist form so I can cross off what I've seen?
John Adamson, yeah right, this is Adam Johnson isn't it........
Missed that article...which month was it?
They have arrived, they are OK
non standard delivery I often wonder what that would entail, maybe it's like sex non missionary
Is that a joke? Don't get it :(
I'd like to buy my husband some binoculars for his birthday. Is there a make and model you could recc that don't cost an arm and a leg please.
Not a bad price for these so heat for that, but these are not premium Bushnell optics and the glass is not the best. Ok for a pair to take on holiday but if your wanting to pick out things with clarity or detail at distance in poor light these are not for you.