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Monocular recommendation for warehouse (high rack) work?

Postby WebHobbit on Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:04 pm

I'm an "Inventory Problem Solver" for a warehouse that has a large amount of high racks. There are 7 levels of racks (8 counting the floor) each rack is about 5 foot high.

I spend a large amount of my work day walking through these high racks looking for lost pallets of merchandise. The pallets have ID labels with numbers that are used for tracking these numbers are almost an inch high. So the highest I need to see is about 35 feet. Adding to the problem are the lousy lighting conditions since the company installed "on demand" flouresent lights. It's generally either too dark or the light glares on the glossy labels. So it can be a real pain. The company bought me a pair of Bushnell 10x42 binoculars and they do OK. I would like something smaller and quicker to focus though so I've been considering buying my own monocular. I tried an inexpensive TcSTAR 12x25 and the image was way too dark to read the numbers on the labels.

I am considering two from this site:

Barska Blueline 10x40:

http://www.opticsplanet.com/barska-10x4 ... 10320.html

or the

Yukon Scout 20x50:

http://www.opticsplanet.com/yukon-scout ... scope.html

Advice?
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Postby opticsplanet.com on Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:48 pm

Hi

Forget the 20x50 - 20x is just too much magnification to handhold.

I like the optics on the Carson 7x32 Close Focus, http://www.opticsplanet.com/carson-7x32 ... cular.html This one has a large lens in the eyepiece and is quick and easy to use. Images are bright, thanks to its 4.5mm exit pupil.
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Postby Guest on Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:47 pm

Do you know what the length & width of that one are? Can a wrist strap be mounted?
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Postby WebHobbit on Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:49 pm

OK...for some reason I wasn't logged in when I did the above. Sorry!

So anyway. How big is that unit & do you think the 7x is enough power for my purposes?
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Postby opticsplanet.com on Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:09 am

Hi

Sold our last one off the shelf, yesterday, but will be getting more soon. Of course, I don't have one to measure for you, but from memory (scary), it is a fairly large monocular as monoculars go. I'd estimate it at around 5" long and 2" wide. Certainly smaller than a bino, but not dainty. Not sure about the wrist strap, but doubt you'd need the extra support with 7x.

Yes, 7x will do the job for you - you'd never notice the difference between 7x and 8x, especially when dealing with an optically good 7x like this. For instance, at a distance of 50 feet, my 5x Nikon monocular can easily read print that is 1/2" high
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Postby WebHobbit on Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:54 am

Thanks for the info. That's exactly what I needed to know.
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