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Camera binoculars for horse racing?

Postby Kalfaari on Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:33 pm

Hi,

I was considering camera binoculars as a Christmas present for my boyfriend (a Nexxtech 2MP model for $99 (regular $169).

Would he be able to take sports shots with this, like horse racing and football, or would it all just be a blur?

If I'm going to buy it, it has to be tomorrow so this is URGENT!

Thanks!
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Postby Jimbo on Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:48 pm

Hello. To be honest, those binocular camera's are nothing but a gimmick. No, the pictures won't be a blur, but expect them to be of low quality. For $99 you could get a pretty decent set of binoculars like these one's here http://www.opticsplanet.com/nikon-8x25- ... ulars.html or maybe these one's http://www.opticsplanet.com/nik-8x25-tb.html These are very nice optics for the money

I hope this helps you Kalfaari. Happy Holidays :D
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Postby opticsplanet.com on Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:01 am

I agree. Good advice, Jimbo.

For that price you can get a good, useable compact binocular, but not if you opt for a digital binocular. The two Jimbo mentioned are good choices as is the Pentax UCF XII, http://www.opticsplanet.com/pentax-ucf- ... -8x25.html
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Postby Guest on Wed Dec 21, 2005 10:25 am

Thanks for the replies - I appreciate your advice!

He already has binoculars and a digital camera. I found camera binoculars on a list of the 10 best gifts for men this Christmas. I just thought this was a cute 'toy' and it tied into his sports' interests.


I guess it's back to the drawing board but thanks for saving me $100!
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Postby Jimbo on Sat Dec 24, 2005 10:36 pm

Not a problem. Happy Holiday's to all.
Jimbo