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Tasco World Class 8x42mm

Postby pedro47 on Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:09 am

Hi

I have a proposal to buy an used (mint condition) Tasco WorldClass 8x42 for a little price but I have had no one experience with these series (I know they are maybe now descontinued and that they are not Phase-coated) so I would like to ask if are their optics at least decent? I am just wanting to use these to some casual daytime watching with no one specific worry about...

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Re: Tasco World Class 8x42mm

Postby ET on Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:12 pm

It might be worth the 20-40 dollars they sell for. But you are wasting your money. Just get some Simmons or other 8x40 porros at the nearest sport store. Or even Tasco porros.
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Re: Tasco World Class 8x42mm

Postby litesong on Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:54 pm

Tasco, in its dying years, tried to upgrade its products to better compete with Bushnell. The World Class brand was one of its efforts. The Tasco World Class 15-60x60mm zoom spotting scope was nothing more than the Bausch & Lomb Discoverer spotting scope, but it was nice. Tasco World Class porro binoculars had wide fields of view, images that were a bit better than most Tasco images, didn't focus close, never solved Tasco's problems with eyepiece focusing shifts when you placed your eyes to the eyepieces, & were stout & heavy. Addicted to wide fields, I liked them, but never carried them on hiking trails.
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Re: Tasco World Class 8x42mm

Postby Jne_K on Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:52 am

Hi

My first birding binoculars, oh so many years, ago, were Tasco and they did just fine. As you say, Tasco products varied widely in quality over the years. Just a matter of choosing, carefully, as always.

Tasco was finally bought out by Bushnell who still markets a line of Tasco binoculars.
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