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Best Zoom Binoculars

Postby Syed on Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:56 am

Hi

I want to seek your advice regarding the Zoom binoculars, previously i used Barska 25-125x80 Gladiator Zoom Binoculars and honestly speaking they were the worst purchase. The image quality was very poor and the zoom feature was useless above 30x with serious focus issues and you simply can't view clearly with blur & double image and at max 125x of zoom it was simply impossible to see anything. plus a very narrow FOV made it somewhat useless for star gazing & terrestrial viewing. I want to ask you if there is any serious zoom binoculars which really works and gives you clear zoomed image and really lives up to the claim of the mentioned magnification? Which high zoom binocular you will advice for purchase that works without issues?


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Re: Best Zoom Binoculars

Postby ET on Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:17 am

Sorry, there is no ueseable zoom binocular. The view is only good at the lowest range. You did not describe a use, but to see pretty much anything at 40x or more, you need a spotting scope. They are rather cheap considering the improved optics compared to binoculars for the same price. Try a Vortex scope or Bushnell. Joanie can give some models.
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Re: Best Zoom Binoculars

Postby Jne_K on Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:05 am

Hi

ET is exactly right. If you are expecting good optics and good performance, no zoom binocular is ever a good choice and we are only talking optics. Throw in the high failure rate due to mechanical problems due to shortcomings in the mechanism used in zoom binocualrs and you have a good prescription for disappointment.

The zoom mechanism on spotting scopes is an entirely different animal and if you want useable optics at higher magnifications than conventional binoculars, a spotting scope is the way to go. For what you paid for those zooms, you could get a Celestron Ultima 80 or a [url]Celestron C90[/url=http://www.opticsplanet.com/celestron-c90-mak-spotting-scope-bcbab.html] and though these are only the starting point for decent optics in the spotting scope world, they will put any zoom binocular to shame. The C90 is an especially good choice if you want to do some astronomy with a spotting scope/
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