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Re: Swift 7x50 nighthawk model 787

Post by Ozone on Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:10 pm

My mom bought me a pair of these in 1964 (appx.). I carried them everywhere. They were like night vision! I used to go out at night and watch deer with them. I knocked them down and they were out of collimation. I sold them at a yard sale for $1. This was before I got into astronomy. They were clear and bright. Wish I had them back!


Post by on Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:50 am


Thanks for posting. I found a listing on E-bay for your swift with pictures at ... 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.

Swift 7x50 nighthawk model 787

Post by pwatson on Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:29 pm

Hello Joni,

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.