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Old Monday 21st July 2014, 15:01   #1
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Asahi Pentax 7X50

Hi guys!
I need your opinion for a binocular. I have found an Asahi Pentax 7X50 for 30€ and I'm wondering if it worth the money...
Any of you have any experience with these type of binoculars? how are they compared to the top ones or to the modern ones ?
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If they have gold coatings on eyepieces, don't bother as severe colour cast.
This was a crazy idea quickly dropped.
If not, worth 30 euros if good condition and collimated.
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Old Monday 21st July 2014, 18:58   #3
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Just because its a Pentax don't expect much.
As said above the horrid coatings give a green tint to the view, and they are not made by Pentax.
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Just because its a Pentax don't expect much.
As said above the horrid coatings give a green tint to the view, and they are not made by Pentax.
Now Simon, be nice. In . . . THEORY. . . the gold wasn't necessarily a bad idea. In execution, it just GOT that way. More annoying (to me) was the glare from backlight on the EPs destroyed any value that might have been attained from any gold that might have been on the objectives.

You could, of course, have the lenses re-coated. That operation would cost at least ten times the cost of a new bino. But on the bright side, that bino carried MANY other names on its backplates--including Nikon. Of course, Nikon had the good sense to leave the gold alone.

Bill

PS Simon: Send me a real email and let me know what's happening in your world, these days.
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Old Monday 21st July 2014, 22:43   #5
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Ty guys for the replies! I'm gonna pass it than :)
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