I'm reposting this ad because the buyer backed out and I'd like to
give everybody a fair chance to make an offer. What I'm asking
remains the same (I had several offers of that or more), and again
I'll sell them to the first person to meet my offer, otherwise
I'll go with the highest bid made by Sunday evening.
$140 + shipping and insurance. You can get these new at Adororama
for $179 + shipping.
These are in new condition. I've had them for just over a year and
they have been well used, but through my paranoia they have
remained completely unscathed. They come complete with caps, box,
manual, strap, and case. I'm selling them because they've been
replaced by a 10" Dob as my primary viewing instrument.
Note that I am in Canada. This is great for Canadian buyers, but
should be taken into account by everyone else (you'll probably have
to deal with customs although they are usually forgiving of used
Optically and mechanically, these are amazing. For 60mm binocs they
are very small and light. The focus lock is one of the features that
really impressed me.
I've seen the rings of Saturn and banding on Jupiter with this
pair of binoculars. The Orion Nebula was particularly impressive
through these. I've never seen any colour due to chromatic
aberation even on the full moon. With the exception of the 44
degree apparent field, the optics are (IMHO) perfect. Absolutely
flat and clear right out to the edge of the field.
As always, I'd like to stress that you really can't hand hold
these for any length of time (and I've got the tendonitis to
prove it). They work fine for short glances (ie. to find
something to point a telescope at, but you really can't expect
to do any real observing while hand-holding these. A monopod
will do nicely to transform these into a comfortable viewing
Mark A. Fox