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Old Sunday 29th October 2017, 22:08   #1
Binastro
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Monk Optics closing.

Monk Optics seems to be closing in 2 days time after almost 40 years.

They were very well respected and supplied high quality equipment, some of their own manufacture, or enhancements of existing binoculars.

Also selling unusual items like the Dowling and Rowe 4x22 binocular that I like.

It is sad that the people who really understand optics are slowly disappearing.
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Old Monday 30th October 2017, 07:35   #2
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Thanks for letting us know.

I never met Mr Monk, but we had long telephone conversations on a couple of occasions. An enormously helpful and charming man who loved to share his extensive knowledge of optics and the industry. When we last spoke he said he was winding down the business, but wanted to get to a few boat shows first to see old friends. Hope he enjoyed his farewells. It's a great shame the doors are finally closing.

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Old Monday 30th October 2017, 10:13   #3
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Thats a shame, I have had a few Monk binoculars, and still have a nice Monk Admiral 7x, which I shall keep now, even though not much used these days.
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