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Old Tuesday 27th February 2007, 00:22   #1
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best 7x35 porros?

can someone give me a line up of the good quality modern or discontinued 7x35 porros? rubber or non rubbered, what is the line up?

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Old Tuesday 27th February 2007, 00:41   #2
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I thought you got the Actions already?
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Old Tuesday 27th February 2007, 01:30   #4
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not yet-still looking at my options


preferable FOV is 400 ft. or more
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To get the ball rolling, not wide angle models though :
Bushnell Custom :
http://fantao.home.att.net/cust7x35.htm
Nikon E :
http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=37423
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Old Tuesday 27th February 2007, 02:13   #6
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Are you sure it needs to be 7x? A few 8x32s will give wide field. But I think the GLASSES issue is your priority, for those that want to add their suggestion.
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Old Tuesday 27th February 2007, 02:45   #7
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yes, good ER is top priority. I guess the FOV can be 400 ft. or a little lower. im pretty sure i want 7x. either that or another light 8x30. those Customs looked just peachy.
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Old Tuesday 27th February 2007, 12:19   #8
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Throw another vote in for the 7x35 Nikon E series. I managed to get one back in my hands a few months ago and use it quite regularly as my backyard feeder binocular. Field of view is a bit narrow for a 7x at 383 feet but for the application I primarily use them for it isn't a major concern. Apparent sharpness, brightness and depth of field are very good to excellent. Build quality is top notch as well.

A distant second would go to the 7x35 Action Extreme. I have that pair, temporarily loaned to a friend, and enjoy using them as well. Their wider field of view is immediately noticeable but then so is the higher level of image out of focus along the edges of the field of view. They are quite bright but not as sharp as the 7x35 E series. They are also a bit bulkier and noticeably heavier. For the price though they are a very good buy.

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Orion sells an introductory star gazing kit (#24685) for $49.95 that includes, among other items, their 7 x 35 WA EXPLORER binocular with a 9.2 degree FOV! That's 483' more or less. It's fully coated, has Bak7 prisms and 15.4mm ER. You also get with it "Starry Night" CD astronomy soft ware, a year round rotating cardboard star map and a small red light LED flashlight. I got the package recently and I can tell you that the binocular I got with it is remarkably good. It is rubber armored and smooth operating and in perfect collimation. It has some CA, light falloff, and pincushion distortion but all in all it is a pretty good binocular. I just compared it quickly, on this gloomy, overcast, snow covered morning, with my Leica 7 x 42 BN Trinovids. The Leica's are, as expected, sharper and brighter with much better contrast, but the Orion is surprisingly good for it's price. It can certainly be used for birding! And if you damage it you still have the Astronomy CD!

Orion Catalog #071 Spring 2007. Page 84. www.OrionTelescopes.com.

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PS: I forgot, they have a Tripod Mount at the end of the hinge also.

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While the Orions may be OK, somehow I do not think they will better than 7x35 Actions. But for the price, it may be pretty good.
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See thread #9 above regarding the Orion 7 x 35 porros.

There have a couple of oddities:
The prism housings are very large. Larger than the housings on the Nikon 8 x 30 EII, which are outsized.
The objective lens's are recessed about 1 inch into their barrels. The recesses are properly blackened. Perhaps they are meant to be dew guards?
The binocular is very solidly constructed, similar to the Leupold 6 x 32 Yosemite porros.

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And if you damage it you still have the Astronomy CD!
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lol that struck me as funny
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Olympus do this 7 x 35:

http://www.olympus.co.uk/consumer/1943_7x35_DPS_I.htm

I dont think that Minolta make binoculars any more. But they used to do a good range including several 7 x 35. I have the Activa (9.2* Bak4) which I picked up for a discount £25.

Here is another 7x 35:

http://www.marketworks.com/storefron...id=4254&dfid=1
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Throw in my vote for the Nikon E's. For my eyes, hands, and type of viewing I do, A true classic - maybe the best 7x35 ever!
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Hands down the best 7x35 binocular is the Tento ( made in USSR circa 1980's) by optical manufacturer Komz. Razor sharp wide fov approximately 8.1, if this old porro had a close focus of 2 metres and was waterproof it would be the perfect binocular! I picked a pair up on eBay for erm £23...
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Hands down the best 7x35 binocular is the Tento ( made in USSR circa 1980's) by optical manufacturer Komz. Razor sharp wide fov approximately 8.1, if this old porro had a close focus of 2 metres and was waterproof it would be the perfect binocular! I picked a pair up on eBay for erm £23...
Mmmmm, and what about the yellowish tint?

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I have got use to that slight yellow cast Jan, i never get any eye strain using the Tento's and they are built like a tank, solid as the kremlin itself..!
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I have got use to that slight yellow cast Jan, i never get any eye strain using the Tento's and they are built like a tank, solid as the kremlin itself..!
Tento's made by USSR are IMHO state of the art for astronomy use, but for ID-ing birds?

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If the brandnew Trinovid 7x35 is as good as the historic one, but with better glass and modern coatings, this will be a very interesting instrument.

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edit: I own the historic one.
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10 year old thread alert.

Regardless, welcome to the board Owlforlife.
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Ah, thanks for pointing that out ... the thread is still interesting, but now I begin to understand why Nikon don't list the 7x35 E type on their website, not even under "out of production" :-)

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But since humanity never learns from past experience, shouldn‘t we just go on?
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The 8x30 E II anniversary binoculars are available for 800USD.
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Bushnell Rangemasters 10-11degree, been great for many decades....

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Agree to 100%. A very nice old binocular
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