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Yorkshire Andy
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Re: Binoculars

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Arzosah wrote: Sat Jun 18, 2022 5:10 pm Took out the half of my monocular, the 12 x 40 part: the magnification is great, of course, but holding it is another matter altogether. Heavy, and just difficult to keep centred. So I've just bought the Opticron 10 x 25. That's for the days out - I'll probably be able to use the monocular from the base (okay, ship. I'll be on a ship :oops: ) as I'll be able to rest it on a rail sometimes.
Have a look in Lidl of all places they had some pocket size binos in last week and bigger ones coming up I got a pair years ago they aren't bad for the money .. likewise I got a spotting scope from there to look at the stars with the little man he loves looking at the moon it's not a proper astronomy scope but meh he can see the moon :lol: and if he drops it , it was only £30...... :?
https://www.lidl.co.uk/p/camping-and-tr ... x50/p52870

https://www.birdforum.net/threads/lidl- ... rs.228600/
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Arzosah
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Re: Binoculars

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Thanks for this, Andy! I was a bit impatient :oops: :lol: and ended up buying yesterday, an Opticron, same stats as the one you linked to, 10 x 50, but I think they're likely to be much lighter, they're only about 260g, £30 so not too bad. Plus I can't get to Lidl, and I want them in my grubby little hands as soon as possible, given unexpected supply issues popping up everywhere.

Great link on the forum, I've bookmarked the "home" of it, ta muchly.
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Frnc
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Re: Binoculars

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Arzosah wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 7:23 am Thanks for this, Andy! I was a bit impatient :oops: :lol: and ended up buying yesterday, an Opticron, same stats as the one you linked to, 10 x 50, but I think they're likely to be much lighter, they're only about 260g, £30 so not too bad. Plus I can't get to Lidl, and I want them in my grubby little hands as soon as possible, given unexpected supply issues popping up posting.php?mode=quote&p=214654#everywhere.

Great link on the forum, I've bookmarked the "home" of it, ta muchly.
That sounds very light for binoculars. Opticron are a decent make as well, I have a loupe (hand lens) made by them. Was £14. I've since bought a more powerful Kite loupe with LED which was dearer. These are for identifying plants and fungi.

For comparison I have a monocular, which is about 200g.