One other tip - Years ago I had a nice pair of 20 x 50's which I dropped on a hard surface. Try not to do that either. On the other hand it gave me two images for the price of one! -----Original Message----- From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of stevecoe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 12:53 PM To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Wide Angle Binoculars comparison Dan; Thanks for the tip, I will watch out for that. Steve Coe On 14.05.2013 10:59, Dan Heim wrote: > Yeah, well don't make the same mistake I did and leave them in the > car > 24/7. I ruined a perfectly good set of sport binoculars that way. > Turns > out the Arizona summer heat will delaminate the adhesive holding > optical > elements together. Not repairable. Gets all bubbly and hazy, and > makes > it look like you're seeing through fog. Otherwise, enjoy your new > eyes. > -Dan Heim > > On 5/14/2013 1:50 AM, stevecoe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote: >> May 14, 2013 2 AM MDT >> Tom and Jeannie Clark's place in New Mexico >> Seeing=6, Transparency=7 >> >> Test of Century 8X40 binoculars 9.5 deg FOV >> >> I purchased a used pair of very wide angle binoculars and they >> arrived >> this afternoon. I paid a very modest price and so I was not >> expecting >> much. They arrived well packed and with no damage. I got them >> outdoors >> and tried them on some distant hills and a radio tower. I was happy >> to >> see that they did a good job, they were in collimation and I had no >> trouble getting the binoculars to focus. When I bought them I was >> hoping they would do a good job for astronomical viewing as well as >> terrestrial. Even if they did not work out for Milky Way viewing, I >> now >> knew that they could be put into the car and used for that "boy I >> wish I >> had my binoculars" event. >> >> > -- > See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and > please > send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.