Swift 7x50 nighthawk model 787
My dad had a pair of above mentioned binos that recently have come in my possession. I have tried to find out some 'historical' facts on these, such as date of manufacture, country of manufacture, quality etc. and come up empty. Do you have any info on these or would you have a link where I could find out more?
Thanks for your time and effort.
Thanks for posting. I found a listing on E-bay for your swift with pictures at http://cgi.ebay.com/Swift-Binoculars-wi ... dZViewItem
These appear to be fully coated, individual eyepiece focus binoculars. My best guess is that they are about 20-25 years old, but that's just a guess based on their style. I don't believe they are waterproof. This item sold for about $30 on this E-bay auction.
Indivudual eyepiece focus binoculars are simple to use. Look at an object at a distance - at least 100 yards - then turn the left eyepiece until it is in fouc, then do the same with the other. Your binocular will then be in focus for any object much beyond 40 yards and will not need to be refocused. For objects closer than 40 yards, you will need to refocus. Obviously, this is not a practical system for close in work, but it does work for medium and long range observing.
Hope this helps. Let me know if you have other questions.
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