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 and strap. I'm selling them because
they've been replaced by a 10" Dob as my primary viewing
Note that I am in Canada.
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
The first person to offer me what I'm asking gets them.
Otherwise, I'll go with the highest bidder.
Mark A. Fox