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Old Tuesday 21st August 2012, 21:59   #1
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UK binocular deals, special offers and bargains

Don't know if there is any mileage in such a thread but may as well give it a go.

For starters :

Maybe not a bargain but a decent deal for someone a used Nikon SE at Cleyspy
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Old Tuesday 21st August 2012, 23:20   #2
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Those SEs do look like a good buy, for anyone interested - http://www.cleyspy.co.uk/used-nikon-...440-i4516.html

They also have some good deals on ex-demo Leica HDs - http://www.cleyspy.co.uk/leica-ex-de...tion-c191.html
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Was tempted by these Nikon EII, but no funds atm:
http://www.swoptics.co.uk/view.asp?KEY=3793
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For those who missed the huge discounts offered by Viking on some of their range at Bird Fair, they are still on offer at Vikings own shop, my guess 'till the end of the month.

Like Spotted Flycatcher I'd pick out the 6.5x32 MD as a particular gem at 99.95.
http://www.vikingopticalcentres.co.u...2-md-binocular

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Was tempted by these Nikon EII, but no funds atm:
http://www.swoptics.co.uk/view.asp?KEY=3793
I wish you hadn't posted this as I'm struggling to resist them!
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Old Thursday 23rd August 2012, 09:27   #6
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For those who missed the huge discounts offered by Viking on some of their range at Bird Fair, they are still on offer at Vikings own shop, my guess 'till the end of the month.

Like Spotted Flycatcher I'd pick out the 6.5x32 MD as a particular gem at 99.95.
http://www.vikingopticalcentres.co.u...2-md-binocular

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Thanks for the link, just ordered a pair of the 8x32Badgers for my daughter, look to be a good buy at 49.
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Uttings have an ex demo Bushnell Elite HD 10x42. Not a great reduction on what they were charging new but they're out of stock of that model now. Assume it comes with full warranty.
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I wish you hadn't posted this as I'm struggling to resist them!
:) hmmm, they do have that dink in them, though they say collimation is perfect. Maybe that helps?
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Offer in post#7 only about 80 saving on brand new WarehouseExpress price; Wex have a good price mind.

FocusOptics has an excellent condition old style Swarovski SLC 7x42 for what looks like a good price if you're more interested in rugged than latest coatings. Someone left a "g" off the end of the .jpg file name if want to see what it looks like.

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Thanks David. Viking MD 6.5x32 arrived today. Perfectly useable even with my specs (think I need near enough 20mm). They make far away things look nearer. I like 'em.
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Ffordes have a Bausch and Lomb 7x35 EWA Legacy porro (must be the one that got away from FrankD).
These seem to fetch about $60 or so on Ebay USA.
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Thanks David. Viking MD 6.5x32 arrived today. Perfectly useable even with my specs (think I need near enough 20mm). They make far away things look nearer. I like 'em.
I think David was hoping I might have something intelligent to say about the Viking MD 6.5x32 (he should know better ). How about a couple of pictures? Early days, of course, but very pleased so far. Happy to answer any questions as well as can.
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Norm,

Thanks. Just as I remember them. Not the prettiest pair around.

Just curious. Is there any indication of the country on manufacture? I'd have guessed the glass/coatings might be Japanese, but the build.... could be anywhere.

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Thanks. Just as I remember them. Not the prettiest pair around.

Just curious. Is there any indication of the country on manufacture? I'd have guessed the glass/coatings might be Japanese, but the build.... could be anywhere.
David
Both the Pentax and Viking have "Made in China" on them. Wonder how many marks out of ten Ed Zarenski would give to the Pentax Papilio eyepiece coatings...
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Cheers for that.
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Back to the top.

I've posted this in the hope the thread will keep going. Where I live there is only a Jessops store with a limited stock of binoculars so I'm interested to see what others find around the UK.

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Sherwoods in their demo section have a used Kowa 612 straight scope with 30x wide eyepiece they took in P/ex. That could represent a decent foot on the upgrade path for someone.

Not news but Amazon still offering good price on the Olympus PCI 8x25.
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Not sure if this counts but I got a pair of Hawke Frontier PC 10x32 binoculars from a local independent camera shop (Chris Goodhead photographic in Burton on Trent) for 80.95. They're reduced as recently discontinued I was told. Looking on their Ebay outlet they've still got 3 in stock - excellent binoculars for the price, as they were local I went to the shop and bought them there for that price. Waterproof/nitrogen purged too, have a 10 year warranty comes in a good hard-backed case.

(Disclaimer - I don't work for the shop or in any way linked to it by the way!)
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Check out this Swaro EL 8x32 at Harrison Cameras, Sheffield for 775.

Go to http://www.harrisoncameras.net/produ...roductid=11425


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Noticed that Uttings have the Opticron Imagic 7x42 on offer for 225. That's about half price! Yes the FOV is narrow, but the view and build are excellent.

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Jesspos still appear to have some reasonable deals, especially on nikon.
http://www.jessops.com/Directory/catalogue.ashx/categoriesLT;jessops_8?fh_location=//jessops/en_GB/isvisible=1/categories<jessops_8/&xslp_filterType=simple

Long may this thread live as I only order binos mail-order as there is no-where near me to try any out.

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Noticed that Uttings have the Opticron Imagic 7x42 on offer for 225. That's about half price! Yes the FOV is narrow, but the view and build are excellent.

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Uttings also has the Hawke Frontier Phase Corrected 10x32 Binoculars for 75


Uttings all offers link: http://www.uttingsoutdoors.co.uk/Spe...rs/220/optics/
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I managed to "suppress" a mint pair of 7x42 SLC's (boxed ect) until I bought them this morning. 450 from Focus Optics, great range of secondhand stuff (Leica Ultravid 8x32HD's for 850 anybody?!) and Ian is a top chap to deal with.
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Congratulations, a very nice find.

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I managed to "suppress" a mint pair of 7x42 SLC's (boxed ect) until I bought them this morning. 450 from Focus Optics, great range of secondhand stuff (Leica Ultravid 8x32HD's for 850 anybody?!) and Ian is a top chap to deal with.
Sounds like a cracking deal. Do you have a link to their secondhand stuff?
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