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Opticrom Imagic BGA SE 10x50 or Celestron Granite 10x50

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Old Tuesday 13th January 2015, 05:17   #1
Rafael Campos
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Opticrom Imagic BGA SE 10x50 or Celestron Granite 10x50

Hello,
I'm a biology student and I have a hard choice in hands.

I want to buy a 10x50 binocular and don't know witch one to pick.
I'be made a list, and came down to these two:

Granite 10x50 - Celestron
Imagic BGA SE 10x50 - Opticrom

I was hopping there's someone here with enough knowledge to help me choose between this two or to propose another one.

I'm sorry that I signed up on your forum to ask for a favor.
Hope you can help me

Thank you

From Portugal
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Old Tuesday 13th January 2015, 06:59   #2
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Hello Rafael,

Welcome to the forum.

Hopefully someone on the forum will have looked at both 10x50s. I've tried the 8x42s but I know from other makes and models that the 10x50s might be totally different designs. I'll skip the details but personally I didn't find either of the 8x42s to be the best in their price range. The Japanese made Opticron does have a much better build quality and a 30 year Guarantee and has been a very popular model here in the UK.

I have tried the Imagic BGA SE 8.5x50 though and I think it's excellent. The clarity and sharpness of the view I thought was pretty special. Perhaps the lack of ED glass and the narrow field of view is a bit dated, but that shouldn't discourage you, it's a very good binocular. I don't know how the 10x50 compares but at least the AFOV is a bit wider.

Good luck,

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Old Tuesday 13th January 2015, 18:38   #3
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I've tried the BGA SE 10x 50 and liked it. The only thing I didn't like was the weight is on the low side (circa 650g) but with an objective of 50 mm most of the weight was at the front. I found them a little unsteady.
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Old Tuesday 13th January 2015, 18:42   #4
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Petrus, which one was that? The BGA SE is quite light for an x50 but it's 790g and the 8.5x at least was well balanced for me.

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