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An inexpensive 6x30?

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Old Saturday 28th April 2018, 13:44   #51
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capitoul, post 50,
That is the one I have referred to.
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Old Sunday 29th April 2018, 23:09   #52
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I found some details about the Libra here : http://www.hioptic.com/english/outdo...binoculars.htm
From that link:

"lenses coating : ruby, yellow, puple, bule for your choice" (sic!)

Ouch - bad english and bad optical engineering - it would be nice to get a fully coated (or even multicoated) for 50 or 80 euros...

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Old Sunday 29th April 2018, 23:59   #53
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I noticed that also.
Clearly the coatings are only designed for show. Many makers do this nowadays, showing how the general public just want looks over substance.

They also mention that they have 'abominable environment'. I like their honesty.

Their astro stuff seems to encompass outdated items, such as 24.5mm eyepieces, accessories etc. Useful though.

The mount on their large 8 inch to 10 inch refractors look a bit too narrow.

They also quote mag 15.5 about for the 212mm refractor. Possible, but fainter than most makers state.

The 85 inch aperture telescope looks interesting, the largest in China they say.
However, they do offer samples, so I may just ask for one.

It seems to be a large organisation, but if I went for a large refractor I would go through a third party or more established firm in the U.K. with full warranty and checking before sale.
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Old Tuesday 1st May 2018, 13:21   #54
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I pretty much tried all the 6x including the Vortex and Opticron. They all had short eye relief. Getting blackouts.
I did try the Steiner but has poor optics. Leopold while it has good optics the two different samples I tried the focus was way off.
Im giving up on the 6x there is no quality 6x.
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Old Tuesday 1st May 2018, 14:24   #55
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marinemaster, post 54,
Chin up, there are excellent 6x30's on the used item market, but you have to look around a bit.
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